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Phonology Reading Group

The Phonology reading group brings together postgraduate students and researchers interested in phonology and its interfaces with other domains, both from within UCL and from the wider academic community.

It will be an excellent complement to the Laboratory for Language and Speech Diversions (LLSD) and the London Phonology Seminar. Researchers can discuss various research questions and open problems to further improve our expertise in the field and generate research ideas. It offers members a chance to present their own research to the group or to lead a discussion on a subject or article of general interest or the latest research papers in the phonology.

It will be an informal meeting, so please feel free to come and say your words.

If you would like to join the group or have any queries or would like to present, please contact Kevin Tang, kevin.tang.10@ucl.ac.uk, and Nicholas Neasom, nicholas.neasom.10@ucl.ac.uk.

  • Thursday 27th March, 13:00 [Room G15, Chandler House]. Shanti Ulfsbjorninn presents "There is no Mora: Syllabification in Kacipo-Balesi (Surmic)"
  • Tuesday 26th November, 12.00, [Room 301, Chandler House]. The paper under discussion will be: Rasin, E., & Katzir, R. (2013). On evaluation metrics in Optimality Theory. Downloadable via http://ling.auf.net/lingbuzz/001934
  • Tuesday 5th November, 12.00, [Room 101, Chandler House]. The paper under discussion will be: Hall, Kathleen Currie (2013) A Typology of Intermediate Phonological Relationships in The Linguistic Review Vol.30 No.2 pp.215-275. Downloadable via http://www.degruyter.com/view/j/tlir.2013.30.issue-2/tlr-2013-0008/tlr-2013-0008.xml?format=INT
  • Tuesday 22nd October, 12:00, [Room 101, Chandler House]. The paper under discussion will be: Davis, Stuart, Natsuko Tsujimura and Jung-yueh Tu (2011) Toward a Taxonomy of Loanword Prosody. Downloadable via  http://revistes.uab.cat/catJL/article/view/v12-davis-tsujimura-tu
  • Tuesday, 8th October, 12:00, [Room 101, Chandler House].  If you are not from UCL, someone will be waiting at the entrance to sign you in. We will be discussing: "The Yod /j/: Palatalize or Drop It! How Traditional Yod Forms are Disappearing From Contemporary English." by Glain, Olivier (2013). Downloadable via http://www.cercles.com/n22/glain.pdf Please take a look at it if possible before the reading group
  • Monday, 4th March, 14:00, [Room 101, Chandler House].  If you are not from UCL, someone will be waiting at the entrance to sign you in. We will be discussing: "On the cross-linguistic avoidance of rhotic plus high front vocoid sequences" by T.A. Hall and Silke Hamann in Lingua Vol.120 pp.1821-1844 Please take a look at it if possible before the reading group
  • Monday, 18th Feb, 14:00, [Room 201, Chandler House].  If you are not from UCL, someone will be waiting at the entrance to sign you in. We will be discussing: A diachronic account of phonological unnaturalness - Sverre Stausland Johnsen - 2012 Please take a look at it if possible before the reading group