Fernando Sánchez-Miret
Romance linguistics/Sound change
 
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4th Workshop on Sound Change (Salamanca, October 18, 2019)

Workshop venue:

The workshop will be held at the Facultad de Filología, Plaza de Anaya s/n, 37008 Salamanca. (See link)

PROGRAM (Abstracts)

9:00-9:30 Opening session
9:30-10:15 Henriksen, Nicholas Exploring the production-perception link and sound change in Andalusian Spanish:  Focus on /ptk/ lenition
10:15-11:00 Renwick, Margaret E. L. Structural, lexical, and social factors in Romance vowel changes
11:00-11:45 Cangemi, Francesco Redundancy, Specificity and Sound change
Break  
12:15-13:00 Recasens, Daniel On the historical evolution of voiced palatoalveolar fricatives and affricates in Catalan and other Romance languages
13:00-13:45 Abete, Giovanni Internal and external factors contributing to the emergence and spread of /r/ metathesis in Neapolitan
Lunch time  
16:00-17:45 Poster session

  • García-Amaya,  Lorenzo/Henriksen,  Nicholas, Speech rate and pause variation in two varieties of Peninsular Spanish
  • Niculescu, Oana/Vasilescu, Ioana, Examining the acoustic and articulatory contrast of hiatus – diphthong pairs in contemporary standard Romanian in terms of formant trajectories
  • Nkollo, Mikołaj, Towards the phrasal attachment of EP proclitics. An empirical inquiry into a diachronic sound change
  • Rost Bagudanch Assumpció, Algunos apuntes sobre el rotacismo de /n/ en la evolución al español
  • Ryan, John M., The differentiated outcomes of Classical Latin open and checked syllable structure into Spanish, Italian and Neapolitan
  • Santos,  João Paulo Moraes Lima dos, External sandhi processes in vowel sequences in Brazilian Portuguese and peninsular Spanish: change and variation
17:45-18:30 Hansen, Anita Berit French “E caduc” in word-initial syllables – engaged in a lexically diffused process of stabilization?  Evidence from repeated real time studies of read and spoken Parisian French
18:30-19:15 Calamai, Silvia & Nodari, Rosalba  Rhotic degemination in marginal Tuscan speech:  temporal analysis in legacy speech data
19:15-20:00 Sánchez-Miret, Fernando Elision of the definite article /-l/ in Romanian: setting out the issues

(Oral presentations of 35 minutes each with 10 minutes for discussion.)

 

 

Call for Papers

The 4th Workshop on Sound Change will be held at the University of Salamanca, Spain, on Friday, October 18, 2019. The goal of this workshop is to gather phonologists, phoneticians and historical linguists working on the phonetic and phonological factors involved in the inception of sound change and on its lexical and social diffusion mechanisms. Experimental and descriptive evidence calls for the need to develop better models of sound change which incorporate data on articulatory and acoustic variation and on how phonetic variability leading eventually to sound change is shaped by linguistic and social structures. The major contributions to the three previous workshop sessions were published by Lincom Europa in

-D. Recasens & F. Sánchez-Miret & K. Wireback, eds., Experimental Phonetics and Sound ChangeMünchen, Lincom Europa, 2010.
-F. Sánchez-Miret & D. Recasens, eds., Studies in Phonetics, Phonology and Sound Change in RomanceMünchen, Lincom Europa, 2013.
-D. Recasens & F. Sánchez-Miret, eds., Production and Perception Mechanisms of Sound Change, München, Lincom Europa, 2018.

In addition to several oral presentations, a poster session will be held during the one-day workshop.

We invite submission of abstracts for poster presentation. Abstracts may report experimental and/or descriptive data on sound change dealing preferably with one or several Romance languages. They should not exceed one page (tables, graphs and references can be on a separate page), and should be submitted electronically as a .pdf file to fsmiret@usal.es before December 31st 2018.

The following invited speakers have confirmed their participation at the workshop with oral presentations:

  • Giovanni Abete (University of Naples)
  • Silvia Calamai (University of Siena)
  • Francesco Cangemi (University of Cologne)
  • Anita Berit Hansen (University of Copenhagen)
  • Nicholas Henriksen (University of Michigan)
  • Margaret Renwick (University of Georgia)
  • Fernando Sánchez-Miret (University of Salamanca)
  • Daniel Recasens (Autonomous University of Barcelona)

The official languages of the workshop are Spanish, French, Italian and English.
We intend to publish a selection of the oral and poster presentations during 2019-2020.

The workshop will be held at the Facultad de Filología, Plaza de Anaya s/n, 37008 Salamanca. There is no registration fee for the workshop. Participants attend the event at their own cost.

The workshop organizers,
Fernando Sánchez-Miret (University of Salamanca)
Daniel Recasens (Autonomous University of Barcelona)

 

Partners

Languages (ISSN 2226-471X) is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal on interdisciplinary studies of languages. We welcome contributions within any theoretical, experimental or applied approach.

Languages (ISSN 2226-471X) is an international, peer-reviewed open access journal on interdisciplinary studies of languages. We welcome contributions within any theoretical, experimental or applied approach.

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