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Laboratory Phonology 11 Conference



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Wellington, New Zealand
30 June - 2 July 2008

LabPhon 11 was held at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 30 June – 2 July 2008, and was followed at the same venue by the 5th International Gender and Language Association conference (IGALA5), 3-5 July 2008

The overall theme of the LabPhon 11 conference was Phonetic detail in the lexicon, with the sub-themes shown below. Invited plenary speakers and commentators are listed against these sub-themes.

  • Accessing the lexicon
    Invited speaker:Keith Johnson, UC Berkeley
    Commentator: Marcus Taft, University of New South Wales
    • How stable are lexical representations?
    • What encoding takes place between the signal and the lexicon?
    • To what degree does literacy/orthography influence lexical representation and access
  • Social information in the lexicon:
    Invited speaker: Paul Foulkes, University of York
    Commentator: Ben Munson, University of Minnesota
    • Is phonetic information in the lexicon accompanied by social information?
    • How do social expectations about a speaker affect speech perception?
    • Is speaker-specific detail stored in the lexicon?
  • Phonetic cues to lexical structure
    Invited speaker: Alice Turk, University of Edinburgh
    Commentator: Laurie Bauer, Victoria University of Wellington
    • To what degree does phonetic detail reflect morphological structure?
    • How are different types of boundaries expressed phonetically?
    • Is there phonetic evidence of lexical entries greater than the word?
  • Generalising over the lexicon
    Invited speaker: Anne Cutler, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics & MARCS laboratory
    Commentator: Karen Croot, University of Sydney
    • Is there evidence for or against the existence of abstract phonological categories?
    • What types of statistical generalisations emerge from the lexicon?
    • What is the nature of the relationship between the content of the lexicon and the shape of the phonological grammar?




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