Yuan Chai (Ph.D. 2022) and Marc Garellek have a new publication in Journal of the Acoustical Society of America entitled “On H1–H2 as an acoustic measure of linguistic phonation type”: https://doi.org/10.1121/10.0014175.
This paper, which is part of a special issue in JASA called “Reconsidering Classic Ideas in Speech Communication,” revisits the use of the acoustic measure H1–H2 for characterizing phonation types, and proposes a new measure that is argued to be better for measuring creaky voice in particular.
Three UCSD linguists will be presenting work at the upcoming Workshop on Model Theoretic Representations in Phonology at Stony Brook University (Sept. 22-24):
- Postdoctoral researcher Eric Meinhardt will be giving a tutorial entitled “SMT solvers as a research tool for phonology”
- Graduate student Olivia Griffin will be giving a talk entitled “Computational Complexity and Iconic Functions of Morphophonological Processes” (a collaboration with Jia He Sun, Queen’s University)
- Faculty member Eric Baković will be participating in a panel discussion (with Karthik Durvasula, MSU; Adam Jardine, Rutgers; and Kristine Yu, UMass)
The workshop will take place in a hybrid format, and is free for all to register and attend.
Two UCSD linguists will be presenting work at the upcoming Annual Meeting on Phonology at UCLA (Oct. 21-23):
- Postdoctoral researcher Eric Meinhardt will be introducing the audience at the Computational Approaches to Phonology workshop to “SAGUARO: a workbench for phonological theories” (a collaboration with Eric Baković)
- Faculty member Eric Baković will be presenting a poster entitled “Faithfulness and underspecification” (a collaboration with Wm. G. Bennett, Rhodes University)
This conference is expected to take place in person. The deadline for Early Bird registration ($75, $15 students/unemployed) is October 3; the absolute deadline for registration ($100, $20 students/unemployed) is October 18.
Graduate student Duk-Ho Jung and faculty member Grant Goodall have a new publication in Journal of Linguistics entitled “Filler–gap dependencies and the remnant–correlate dependency in backward sprouting: Sensitivity to distance and islands.” It is available open-access at https://www.doi.org/10.1017/S0022226722000366
The article examines “backward sprouting” (Although it is unclear what, Mary was drinking on the bus). Superficially, this structure looks very similar to filler-gap dependencies (It is unclear what Mary was drinking __ on the bus), but the article shows experimentally that there are actually some intriguing differences, with important implications for how sprouting structures are formed. The experiments in this article are part of Duk-Ho’s work for his forthcoming Ph.D. dissertation.