Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology

South American Nasality Workshop held in December

January 8, 2023

The second workshop for the NSF-funded South American Nasality Project was held in Berkeley December 12-16 at the Hotel Shattuck Plaza. Eleven participants from nine universities (pictured below) reported on preliminary results from phonetic fieldwork with speakers of ten Amazonian languages, while the project PIs (Faytak, Lapierre, and Michael) led discussions on various aspects of methodology and workflow. Originally slated for December 2020, both fieldwork and the workshop were delayed by two years by the COVID-19 pandemic, so all were enthusiastic to get the project back on track!

2nd South American Nasality Workshop

Physically present (L to R): Lorena Orjuela (UT Austin), Marina Magalhães (Universidade de Brasilia), Jorge Rosés Labrada (University of Alberta), Thiago Chacon (Universidade de Brasilia), Myriam Lapierre (University of Washington), Kelsey Neely (ELDP), Wilson da Silva (University of Arizona), Matt Faytak (SUNY Buffalo), Wesley dos Santos (UC Berkeley); Projected (L to R): Lev Michael (UC Berkeley), Adam Singerman (Syracuse University)

Galvano publishes in Language and Speech

January 9, 2023

Congratulations to Amber Galvano and co-authors Nicholas Henriksen and Shayna Greenley on the publication of their article "Sociophonetic Investigation of the Spanish Alveolar Trill /r/ in Two Canonical-Trill Varieties" in the journal Language and Speech.

Sande and Oakley publish in Language and Speech

November 30, 2022

Congrats to Hannah Sande and Madeleine Oakley, whose article on the perception and phonological patterning of implosives has just been published in Language and Speech! Click here to read it.

Beguš speaks at UCL

November 7, 2022

Gašper Beguš gave a talk at the Speech Science Forum at University College London. More info about the talk is available here.

Congrats to Dr. Eric Wilbanks!

November 1, 2022

Congratulations to Eric Wilbanks, whose doctoral dissertation, "The Integration of Social and Acoustic Cues During Speech Perception," was signed, sealed, and delivered last week!

Melguy and Johnson article in JASA

October 11, 2022

Congratulations to Yevgeniy Melguy and Keith Johnson, whose article "Perceptual adaptation to novel accent: Phonetic category expansion or category shift?" was published online this week in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America (Vol. 152, Issue 4). It may be accessed via this link.

Berkeley linguists @ AMP 2022

October 3, 2022

The Annual Meeting on Phonology (AMP 2022), taking place at UCLA from October 21 to 23, will feature presentations by the following Berkeley linguists:

Gašper Beguš: "Deep Phonology: How to model phonology with deep learning" [abstract] Gašper Beguš and Peter Jurgec (Toronto): "Interactions of tone, stress, quantity, and vowel quality in Žiri Slovenian" [abstract] Katherine Russell: "Paraguayan Guaraní reduplication: A novel prosodic analysis" [abstract] Maksymilian Dąbkowski: "A'ingae reduplication is phonologically optimizing" [abstract] Hannah Sande: "Discontinuous harmony is movement after local phonology" (invited plenary)

Congrats, all!