Holistic phonological representations and their use in speech-language production and word learning

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Event date: Sunday, July 17; Baker 119
Event length: 9am - 12pm

Organizers:
Marilyn Vihman, University of York marilyn.vihman@york.ac.uk
Melissa Redford, University of Oregon
Description:
J. R. Firth (1948/1970) advocated a syntagmatic approach to phonological analysis, taking words as his ‘principal isolates’ (p. 2). Although prosody is commonly understood to apply to words at a minimum, elsewhere in phonology the focus is mainly on units derived from paradigmatic analyses. The goal of this workshop is to emphasize once again the value of the whole over the parts. In particular, we will discuss how the holistic representations (schemas or templates) of early child language (i) further phonological and lexical development, (ii) relate to adult speech-language production, and (iii) shape adult and child language.

Registration: attendance at the workshop is free; however please register for the workshop so the organizers know how many attendees to expect.