Princeton Phonology Forum 2021

The second meeting of the Princeton Phonology Forum (PPɸF 20202021) will be held March 19, 20, and 21, 2021.

The theme for PɸF 2021 is “tone and phonological theory”. It has been nearly a decade since Hyman (2011) proposed the question “Tone: is it different?”, illustrating the many ways that tone is both quantitatively and qualitatively distinct from other phonological phenomena. This workshop seeks to further understand how and why tone is different, and what this means for phonological theory. Phonologically, how should tone be represented and computed? Morphologically, what kinds of tonal exponence are there? How can tone be used to express syntactic relations? How does tone interact with other prosody (stress, feet, intonation, boundary tones), and how is it implemented phonetically? How can tone inform current theory, such as computational phonology, Message-Oriented Phonology, probabilistic/variationist phonology, interface-ist phonology, as well as variants of modern Optimality Theory? These are but a sample of potential questions.

Details of the schedule, including abstracts and links to the online meeting rooms, will be posted here as they are finalized.

Schedule and abstracts

The schedule and abstracts are posted at this link.

PɸF 2021 Speakers

Gabriela Caballero (UC San Diego)
Laura Downing (University of Gothenburg)
Christopher Green (Syracuse University)
Larry Hyman
(UC Berkeley)
Adam Jardine
(Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey)
Florian Lionnet
(Princeton University)
Laura McPherson
(Dartmouth College)
Marjorie Pak
(Emory University)
Nicholas Rolle
(Leibniz-Zas, Berlin)
Hannah Sande
(UC Berkeley)
Jochen Trommer
(Leipzig University)
Hiroto Uchihara
(National Autonomous University of Mexico (UNAM))


Registration is free, but to receive the complete Zoom meeting information that you will need, you must register at the following link by the start of the workshop.

Registration Form

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Organizers: Florian Lionnet and Nicholas Rolle

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