Beier, Hyman, and Michael at "Theory of Tone" workshop

December 6, 2023
Several Berkeley colleagues and past students took part in the "Theory of Tone" workshop at INALCO (Institut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales), Paris, on Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. This project is supported by a European Research Council grant (Valentin Vydrin, Principal Investigator). Its goal is to provide a Tonal Density Index for 250 tone languages over the next five years. Among the presenters were Larry Hyman, Lev Michael & Chris Beier, Nicholas Rolle (Berlin; (Berkeley PhD 2018), and Florian Lionnet (Princeton; Berkeley PhD 2016). Also presenting was Ana Lívia Agostinho (Santa Catarina University, Brazil; Berkeley postdoc 2019-2020), who will be returning to Berkeley for three months in February 2024.