*dhworom Sound Change Discussion Group Reading Schedule

Below you will find a list of our past and current reading list for the *dhworom Discussion Group.

Spring 2017: Phylogenetics

  • 2017.01.26Gray, Russell D., and Fiona M. Jordan. "Language trees support the express-train sequence of Austronesian expansion." Nature 405.6790 (2000): 1052-1055.
  • 2017.02.02 - No meeting
  • 2017.02.09(no reading: Talk by Lev Michael "Different choices, different trees: Comparing approaches to lexical homology in computational phylogenetics (a Tupí-Guaraní case study)")
  • 2017.02.16Felsenstein, Joseph. Inferring phylogenies. Vol. 2. Sunderland: Sinauer associates, 2004. (pp. 20-25, 156-157, and 251-255)
  • 2017.02.23 - No meeting
  • 2017.03.02 - No meeting
  • 2017.03.09(no reading: Talk by Luc Baronian)
  • 2017.03.16 - Tutorial: MrBayes & Setting up a Nexus file
    Reading: Nunn, Charles L. The comparative approach in evolutionary anthropology and biology. University of Chicago Press, 2011.
  • 2017.03.23 - Don Ringe et al., “Computational cladistics and the position of Tocharian”, in Victor Mair, ed., The Bronze Age and Early Iron Age Peoples of Eastern Central Asia (1997, a special volume of the JIES); 

    Bouckaert, Remco, et al. "Mapping the origins and expansion of the Indo-European language family." Science 337.6097 (2012): 957-960. 

  • 2017.03.30(no reading: Spring Break)
  • 2017.04.06 - Chang, Will, et al. "Ancestry-constrained phylogenetic analysis supports the Indo-European steppe hypothesis." Language 91.1 (2015): 194-244. 

    Warnow, Tandy, Steven N. Evans, Donald Ringe, & Luay Nakhleh. "A Stochastic Model of Language Evolution that Incorporates Homoplasy and Borrowing" In Forster, Peter, and Colin Renfrew, eds. Phylogenetic methods and the prehistory of languages. McDonald Inst of Archeological, 2006.
  • 2017.04.13 - Tutorial: BEAST
  • 2017.04.20 - Jordan, Fiona M., et al. "Matrilocal residence is ancestral in Austronesian societies." Proceedings of the Royal Society of London B: Biological Sciences (2009): rspb-2009.

    Reesink, Ger, Ruth Singer, and Michael Dunn. "Explaining the linguistic diversity of Sahul using population models." PLoS Biol 7.11 (2009): e1000241.

    Gray, Russell D., Alexei J. Drummond, and Simon J. Greenhill. "Language phylogenies reveal expansion pulses and pauses in Pacific settlement." science 323.5913 (2009): 479-483.
  • 2017.04.27 - Holden, Clare J. & Russell D. Gray. "Rapid Radiation, Borrowing and Dialect Continua in the Bantu Languages". In Forster, Peter, and Colin Renfrew, eds. Phylogenetic methods and the prehistory of languages. McDonald Inst of Archeological, 2006.
  • 2017.05.04 - Pagel, Mark & Andrew Meade. "Estimating Rates of Lexical Replacement on Phylogenetic Trees of Languages". In Forster, Peter, and Colin Renfrew, eds. Phylogenetic methods and the prehistory of languages. McDonald Inst of Archeological, 2006.

Fall 2016: Sound Change

  • 2016.09.01Hualde, J.I. 2011. "Sound change". In Marc van Oostendorp, Colin J. Ewen, Elizabeth V. Hume & Keren Rice (Eds.) , The Blackwell Companion to Phonology, pp. 2214-2235. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell.
  • 2016.09.08Hombert, J.-M., Ohala, J. J., & Ewan, W. G. 1979. Phonetic explanations for the development of tonesLanguage 55.37 - 58.
  • 2016.09.15Catford, J.C. "Diachronic Phonetics". Unpublished material originally intended to be Chapter 13 of Catford: Fundamental Problems in Phonetics, 1977. Edinburgh and Indiana University Presses. (led by David Kamholz)
  • 2016.09.22(no reading: Talk by Larry Hyman: "On the Reconstruction of Tone in Proto-Niger-Congo")
  • 2016.09.29Blevins, J. 2006a.  "A theoretical synopsis of Evolutionary Phonology".  Theoretical Linguistics 32:117-65.
  • 2016.10.06 - Kiparsky, P. 2006. "The Amphichronic Program vs. Evolutionary Phonology". Theoretical Linguistics32, 2: 217–236
  • 2016.10.13 - Hayes, Bruce & White, James. "Saltation and the P-map". Phonology 32: 267-302.
  • 2016.10.20 - Hay, Jennifer, Pierrehumbert, Janet, Walker, Abby & LaShell, Patrick. 2015. "Tracking word frequency effects through 130 years of sound change". Cognition 139, 83-91.
  • 2016.10.27(no reading: Talk by Peter Jenks, Hannah Sande, and Nico Baier: "The diversity of SAuxOVX in the Macro-Sudan belt")
  • 2016.11.03(no reading: Talk by Tyler Lau: "The Role of Frequency in Noun Class Mergers and Shift: A Case Study in Romance" (Practice talk for 28th Annual Meeting of WeCIEC)
  • 2016.11.10 - Wedel, Andrew, Jackson, Scott & Kaplan, Abby (2013). "Functional Load and the Lexicon: Evidence that Syntactic Category and Frequency Relationships in Minimal Lemma Pairs Predict the Loss of Phoneme contrasts in Language Change." Language and Speech 56, 395-417.
  • 2016.11.17(no reading: Talk by Matt Faytak: "Encroachment without crisis: a case study of Wu Chinese vowel fricativization")
  • 2016.11.24 - (no reading: Thanksgiving)
  • 2016.12.01 - Kirby, James & Sonderegger, Morgan, 2015. "Bias and population structure in the actuation of sound change." arXiv:1507.04420 [physics]. 2015.