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Dec
11
2019

PHONATICS: Matt Goldrick (NU Linguistics)

When: Wednesday, December 11, 2019
4:00 PM - 5:00 PM  

Where: Cresap Laboratory, Cresap 101, 2021 Sheridan Road, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Contact: Oriana Kilbourn-Ceron  

Group: Linguistics Department

Category: Academic

Description:

Gradient Symbolic Representations in Phonology: Evidence from French

(Joint work with Paul Smolensky and Eric Rosen, Johns Hopkins University & Microsoft Research)

The Gradient Symbolic Computation framework claims that the mental representations underlying speech are abstract, symbolic, and continuous, such that different symbolic constituents can present within a structure to varying degrees. I’ll discuss how this provides insight into the graded, seemingly conflicting evidence for the structure of liaison consonants in French.

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