Workshop “The Effects of Constituency on Sentence Phonology”

Update: The workshop program is now available!

Registration: If you would like to attend the workshop and are not a presenter, please register by sending an email to We will do our best to accommodate registration requests, but we have limited space and cannot guarantee that we will be able to accommodate everyone who wishes to participate. For additional details, click here.

  • Dates: 9 am July 29 (Fri) – 1pm 31 (Sun), 2016
  • Location: University of Massachusetts, Amherst

The workshop is designed to be an outgrowth of the NSF grant “The effects of constituency on the phonology and phonetics of tone” (PI Elisabeth Selkirk, Co-PI Gorka Elordieta, Co-PI Seunghun Lee, core grant collaborator Emily Elfner).  The grant has investigated prosodic structure formation and structure-sensitive sentence phonology and phonetics in four languages: Northern Bizkaian Basque, Xitsonga, Luganda and Irish.

The program for the first day of the workshop (Friday July 29, 2016) consists of presentations by the collaborators on the NSF grant  (Lisa Selkirk, Gorka Elordieta, Seunghun Lee, Emily Elfner) and commentaries on these papers by invited participants mostly drawn from the set of expert consultants on the grant (Mark Baker, Seth Cable, Larry Hyman, Aritz Irurtzun, Junko Ito, Chuck Kisseberth, Jim McCloskey, Armin Mester, Norvin Richards, and Kristine Yu).

On Saturday July 30 and the morning of Sunday July 31, there will be invited papers by the grant’s expert consultants on the workshop theme, as well as posters selected on the basis of abstract submissions.

This workshop is funded by a National Science Foundation Grant #BCS-1147083 to Elisabeth Selkirk.


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