Next meeting (5/1), Oriana Kilbourn-Ceron (LING) will be talking about “Phonological variability at word boundaries: the effect of speech production planning”.
“Connected speech processes have played a major role in shaping theories about phonological organization, and how phonology interacts with other components of the grammar. Presenting evidence from English /t/-realizations and French liaison, we argue that the effect of lexical frequency on variability can be understood as a consequence of the narrow window of phonological encoding during speech production planning. By connecting the study of phonological alternations with the study of factors influencing speech production planning, we can derive novel predictions about patterns of variability in external sandhi, and better understand the data that drive the development of phonological theories.”
Our meeting will take place at the regular time and place on Wednesday 05/01 from 4-5pm in Cresap 101. Afterwards, we will have our happy hour at the World of Beer in Evanston.