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Welcome to Beijing P-side!

Beijing P-side Group(Beijing P-side; 北京语音音系小组 in Chinese)is a study group working on introducing the most up-to-date works on phonetics and phonology to Chinese scholars. In this semester, the major content of discussion includes Phonetically Based Phonology, Phonological Typology, Syntax-phonology interfaces, learnability and computational phonology. Welcome to join us!

We will publish our meeting notes and report the output of our group members in our webpage https://beijingpside.wordpress.com.

The following is the schedule of the meeting in June, 2018:

First meeting: June 2nd 3:00pm — 5:00pm

Location: Paradiso Coffee in the Peking University Hall

Topic: Phonetically Based Phonology

Reading: Hayes & Steriade (2004) — Chapter 1: Introduction: the phonetic bases of phonological Markedness

Author: Bruce Hayes & Donca Steriade

Speaker: Youjue He

Second meeting: June 9th 3:00pm — 5:00pm

Location: Paradiso Coffee in the Peking University Hall

Topic: Dispersion Theory (Edward Flemming on vowel system)

Reading: Hayes & Steriade (2004) —Chapter 8:  Contrast and perceptual distinctiveness

Author: Edward Flemming

Speaker: NA

Third meeting: June 16th 3:00pm — 5:00pm

Location: Paradiso Coffee in the Peking University Hall

Topic: Does Language-Specific Detail Affect Phonological Distribution? (Jie Zhang on tone: does duration influence the realization of contour tone)

Reading: Hayes & Steriade (2004) —Chapter 6: The role of contrast-specific and language-specific phonetics in contour tone distribution

Author: Jie Zhang

Speaker: Qing Zhang

Fourth meeting: June 23rd 3:00pm — 5:00pm

Location: Paradiso Coffee in the Peking University Hall

Topic: Prosody: syntax-phonology interface (The research of Lisa Selkirk)

Reading:

  • Selkirk, Elisabeth (2011), The Syntax-Phonology Interface, To appear in The Handbook of Phonological Theory, 2nd edition, John Goldsmith, Jason Riggle and Alan Yu, eds. Oxford: Blackwell Publishing, 2011.
  • Selkirk, Elisabeth (1980). Prosodic domains in phonology: Sanskrit revisited. In M. Aronoff & M.-L. Kean (Eds.), Juncture (pp. 107-129). Saratoga, CA: Anma Libri.
  • Selkirk, Elisabeth (1984). Phonology and Syntax: The Relation between Sound and Structure. MIT press.
  • The handouts from the webpage of Professor Bruce Hayes: Syntax-Phonology interface

Speaker: Yue Cheng

Fifth meeting: June 30th 3:00pm — 5:00pm

Location: Paradiso Coffee in the Peking University Hall

Topic: Beyond Classic OT(What is MaxEnt? The research of Bruce Hayes and other researchers)

  • Hayes, B., & Wilson, C. (2008). A maximum entropy model of phonotactics and phonotactic learning. Linguistic inquiry, 39(3), 379-440.
  • Jarosz, G. (2013). Learning with hidden structure in optimality theory and harmonic grammar: Beyond robust interpretive parsing. Phonology, 30(1), 27-71.

Speaker: Huteng Dai

Forecast:

Sixth meeting: July 5th 3:00pm — 5:00pm

Topic: Analytic Bias and phonological typology(Moreton 2008)

Moreton, Elliott (2008). Analytic bias and phonological typology. Phonology25(1):83–127. [Abstract] [Paper (pdf), version of 2008 Jan. 17.] [Stimuli for Experiments 1 and 2] [Scripts that produced the frequency counts in Section 7] 

Speaker: Shuxiao Gong

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