5th Workshop on Sound Change


Friday June 21, 9a-6p

Saturday June 22, 9a-5:30p

Sunday June 23, 9a-12:30p

Location: UC Davis Conference Center Ballroom

Friday June 21

Oral Session 1 (UC Davis Conference Center Ballroom B/C):

9:00-9:15: Introduction

9:15-10:00: The plasticity of coarticulatory patterns in consonant sequences, Marianne Pouplier (IPS, Munich)

10:00-10:30: Individual differences in simultaneous compensation for coarticulatory and lexical cues, Wei Lai (University of Pennsylvania) and Meredith Tamminga (University of Pennsylvania)

10:30-10:45: Short Break

10:45-11:15: Uniformity constrains innovative variants of the Suzhou Chinese fricative vowels, Matt Faytak (UCLA)

11:15-11:45: Discussant: Patrice Speeter Beddor (University of Michigan)

11:45-1:15: Lunch Break

Plenary Talk 1 (UC Davis Conference Center Ballroom B/C):

1:15-2:00: Modeling early phonetic learning from spontaneous speech, Naomi Feldman (University of Maryland)

Poster Session (UC Davis Conference Center Ballroom A):

2:00-3:30 (list of titles and authors below schedule)

Oral Session 2 (UC Davis Conference Center Ballroom B/C):

3:30-4:15: Reversing a tone merger through imitation: Linguistic and social factors, Yao Yao (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

4:15-4:45: Perceptual Compensation for Coarticulation and Phonetic Imitation are Linked, but Indirectly, Bruno Ferenc Segedin (UC Davis) and Georgia Zellou (UC Davis)

4:45-5: Short Break

5-5:30: Directionality of /s/-retraction imitation, Jacob Phillips (University of Chicago)

5:30-6: Discussant: James Kirby (Edinburgh University)

Saturday, June 22

Oral Session 3 (UC Davis Conference Center Ballroom B/C):

9:00-9:45: Beyond tonogenesis: the role of speech reduction and redundant cues in the diversification of Otomanguean tonal systems, Christian DiCanio (University at Buffalo)

9:45-10:15: Rising Tone in Central Zapotec, Hiroto Uchihara (Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México)

10:15-10:30: Short Break

10:30-11:00: Contact-induced phonemic variation in the Peruvian Amazon: Intervocalic stop realization in Yagua-Spanish and Bora-Spanish, Stephen Fafulas (University of California, Santa Cruz & University of Mississippi), Nicholas Henriksen (University of Michigan), and Erin O'Rourke (University of Alabama)

11:00-11:30: Discussant: Sonya Bird (University of Victoria)

11:30-1:00: Lunch Break

Plenary Talk 2 (UC Davis Conference Center Ballroom B/C):

1:00-1:45: Language change in unnatural languages, Gareth Roberts (University of Pennsylvania)

Oral Session 4 (UC Davis Conference Center Ballroom B/C):

1:45-2:15: Vowel System Sandbox: vowel change in a complex multi-agent system, Hannah Scott (Oregon State University) and Sean Fulop (Fresno State University)

2:15-2:30: Short Break

2:30-3:15: On sound change and variation in small indigenous communities, James Stanford (Dartmouth College)

3:15-3:45: Language, Culture, and Australian Exceptionalism, Claire Bowern (Yale University)

3:45-4:00: Short Break

4:00-4:30: The emergence of re˞troflex vowels in endangered Dardic and Nuristani languages, Qandeel Hussain (North Carolina State University, Raleigh) and Jeff Mielke (North Carolina State University, Raleigh)

4:30-5:00: Discussant: Andrew Garrett (University of California, Berkeley)

5:00-5:30: General Discussion

7pm: Conference Dinner (optional, must sign up beforehand)

Sunday, June 23

Oral Session 5 (UC Davis Conference Center Ballroom B/C):

9-9:45: Leaders of language change: micro and macro perspectives, Meredith Tamminga (University of Pennsylvania)

9:45-10:15: The Great Migration and Sound Change: The African American Vowel System in Washington D.C., Charles Farrington (University of Oregon), Shelby Arnson (University of Oregon), and Tyler Kendall (University of Oregon)

10:15-10:30: Short Break

10:30-11:00: Social network simulations of sound change propagation: The role of community structure, Rory Turnbull (University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa)

11:00-11:30: Discussant: Jane Stuart-Smith (University of Glasgow)

11:30-12: General Discussion & Closing

Poster Session Titles and Authors (Friday, June 21; 2-3:30pm):

  1. Scope expansion: an asymmetry in phonological change, Yining Nie (New York University), Ollie Sayeed (University of Pennsylvania), and Bert Vaux (University of Cambridge)
  2. "Markedness" is an epiphenomenon of phonetically grounded sound change, Ollie Sayeed (University of Pennsylvania) and Andrea Ceolin (University of Pennsylvania)
  3. Imitation and Mechanistic Sound Change, Evan Coles-Harris (University of Colorado, Boulder)
  4. Tenseness, vowel length, and convergence in an endangered heritage language, Kelly Biers (University of North Carolina at Asheville) and Ellen Osterhaus (University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire)
  5. The perceptual magnet effect as a mechanism of contact-induced sound change, Michael Stern (The Graduate Center, City University of New York)
  6. Acoustic Evidence for a Fricative-First Path from Proto-Salish *t͡s to Comox-Sliammon /θ/, Gloria Mellesmoen (University of British Columbia)
  7. Sound Change and Tonal development in Sylheti, Priti Raychoudhury (Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati) and Shakuntala Mahanta (Indian Institute of Technology, Guwahati)
  8. Modeling the relationship between asymmetric misperception and sound change, Ian Calloway (University of Michigan)
  9. Coarticulation and the perceptual filtering of exemplars, Jonathan Manker (Rice University)
  10. Linguistic dominance, use, and proficiency as factors in heritage language sound change, Holman Tse (University of Pittsburgh)
  11. Dynamics of isochrony-driven reduction in vanishing Soikkola Ingrian, Natalia Kuznetsova (University of Turin and Institute for Linguistic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences) and Irina Brodskaya (Institute for Linguistic Studies, Russian Academy of Sciences)
  12. The Tonal Comparative Method: Tracing Sound Change in Lexical Tone, Rikker Dockum (Yale University)
  13. Changes in Off-glide Realization in Wisconsin English Diphthongs Within the Northern City Vowel Shift, Aleese Block (UC Davis)
  14. Individual differences in the production of tones in Lyallpuri Punjabi, Hasan Mustafa (Government College University, Faisalabad) and Qandeel Hussain (North Carolina State University, Raleigh)
  15. Transfer in Heritage Persian: The Beginnings of Sound Change, Tyler Kline (UC Davis)
  16. Intergenerational phonetic characteristics of the implosives /ɓ/ and /ɗ/ in Shimaore and the influence of the French plosives /b/ and /d/, Miki Mori (CUFR Mayotte)
  17. Retraction and Ethnicity- insights on /s/-retraction in minority groups in Austin, Wiebke Ahlers (University of Osnabrück)
  18. The Future of The TRAP-BATH Split in RP: A Socio-phonetic Perspective, James H. Yang (National Yunlin University of Science & Technology)
  19. A Morpho-phonological Analysis of Vowel Harmony in Tati: A Minority Endangered Language of Iran, Neda Taherkhani (Purdue University)
  20. Sound Change in Pirahã, Emily Sadlier-Brown (University of British Columbia) and Raiane Salles (University of British Columbia)
  21. Cantonese consonant mergers-in-progress in Hong Kong and Vancouver, BC, Lauretta Cheng (University of British Columbia), Stephanie Chung (University of British Columbia), and Molly Babel (University of British Columbia)
  22. Is /ð/ in Danish a lower-dental velarized lateral?: Typological and Theoretical Considerations, Chloe Brotherton (UC Davis) and Aleese Block (UC Davis)
  23. Acoustic variation of stress correlates in Australian languages, Sarah Babinski (Yale University) and Claire Bowern (Yale University)
  24. A sociophonetic study of tones on Jeju Island, Moira Saltzman (University of Michigan)
  25. /s/-retraction in Hamburg German, Kristen Predeck (UC Davis) and Carlee Arnett (UC Davis)
  26. The quantal change of alveolar /r/ to uvular /ʀ/, Didier Demolin (LPP, Sorbonne Nouvelle) and Hans Van de Velde (Fryske Academy)
  27. The fate of the Scottish Vowel Length Rule in contemporary Scottish English, Rachel Macdonald and Jane Stuart-Smith (University of Glasgow)
  28. Changing against community trends? The case of CY Leung, a former Chief Executive of Hong Kong, Ziqi Chen (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University), Yao Yao (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University), and Alan C.L. Yu (University of Chicago)