Conf: Phonotactic Grammar Workshop, 28-29 Sep2012, Cortona, Italy

Thierry Hamon thierry.hamon at UNIV-PARIS13.FR
Tue Aug 7 10:49:56 UTC 2012

Date: Wed, 01 Aug 2012 11:22:18 +0200
From: Basilio Calderone <basilio.calderone at>
Message-ID: <20120801112218.min5umvs0kwo4k8c at>

Dear all,
the online registration for the 'Phonotactic grammar' workshop is now
open at

The registration fee (40,00 euros to be payed upon arrival) includes:
- workshop attendance, materials and book of abstracts.
- the lunch of Friday, 28th Sept. at Palazzone.
- coffee breaks.

Full Title: Phonotactic Grammar: Theories and Models

Date: 28-Sep-2012 - 29-Sep-2012
Location: Cortona (AR), Italy
Contact Person: Basilio Calderone
Meeting Email: phonotactics at
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology;  

Workshop Description:

Phonotactic grammar organizes the distribution of phonemes and
supra-segmental entities in word-sized strings. It is based on
categorical rules and probabilistic constraints in the distribution of
segments; phonotactic rules and constraints have been shown to be
sensitive to several properties of the language, referring not only to
phonetic-phonological principles but also to the morphological structure
of words or their frequency of use.

Many psycho-computational models of phonotactic learning have been
proposed to account for the development of phonotactic knowledge in the
mind of the speaker; they basically induce phonotactic regularities
either from segmental properties (such as features and their natural
classes), or lexical distributions (such as the information related to
the lexical neighborhood of a word), or even a principled balance of
both segmental and lexical properties.

This workshop is focused on experimental approaches to phonotactics and
phonotactic learning and aims at providing an informal atmosphere for
discussion on psychologically and computationally sound models of
phonotactic learning and lexical and sub-lexical processing.

Keynote Speakers (in alphabetical order):

H. Basbøll (Odense)
W.U. Dressler (Vienna)
J. Durand (Toulouse)
K. Dziubalska-Kołaczyk (Poznań)
N. Hathout (Toulouse)
G. Magri (Paris)
M. Vitevitch (Lawrence, USA)

Organizing Committee:

P.M. Bertinetto (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)
B. Calderone (CLLE-ERSS, CNRS & Université de Toulouse Le Mirail)
C. Celata (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa)
B. Laks (MoDyCo, CNRS & Université de Paris Ouest)
A. Tchobanov (MoDyCo, CNRS & Université de Paris Ouest)

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