MOT
Montréal-Ottawa-Toronto Phonology Workshop
2000
 
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York University & University of Toronto
February 4-6, 2000
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Note: Because of the T.A. strike at U of T, all sessions will be held at York.
Strike update: The strike is over! The tentative settlement between the U of T administration and CUPE 3902 has been ratified by the union membership. All talks will still be at York, but the party on Saturday night will be held at the U of T grad students' union.
Revised Schedule
 
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 2000 (York University: Vari Hall B)
SESSION I 
WORD STRUCTURE
2:00-2:20 Jean Balcaen, U of Toronto The Morphology-Phonology Interface: Evidence from Tiberian Hebrew
2:20-2:40 Zhou Hong, U of Toronto Approaching Standard Timing Patterns in Mandarin Disyllabic Words
2:40-3:00 Jacques Lamarche & David Heap, U of Western Ontario Representing C/Ø Alternations in French
3:00- 3:20 Milan Rezac, U of Toronto  Finnish Consonant Gradation
3:20-3:40 DISCUSSION
3:40-4:00 BREAK
SESSION II 
RULES AND CONSTRAINTS
4:00-4:20 Gord Easson, U of Toronto On Representing Variation in OT: A New Curve
4:20-4:40 John T. Jensen & Margaret Stong-Jensen, U of Ottawa Coda r in English: Rules or Constraints?
4:40-5:00 Abdulhamid H. Gadoua, U of Ottawa Consonant Clusters in Quranic Arabic
5:00-5:20 Charles Reiss, Concordia U Two Impossible Conditions on Rule Application
5:20-5:40 DISCUSSION
 
SATURDAY FEBRUARY 5, 2000 (York: Vari Hall D)
SESSION III
LEXICON
9:00-9:20 Eric Raimy, Swarthmore College and U of Delaware  Prespecification in Reduplication
9:20-9:40 Nicole Rosen, U of Toronto Non-Stratification in Michif
9:40-10:00 Jean-François Prunet, UQAM, Renee Beland, U de Montréal, & Ali Idrissi, UQAM External Evidence for Morpheme-Based Morphology
10:00-10:20 DISCUSSION
10:20:10:40 BREAK
SESSION IV
METER
10:40-11:00 Nila Friedberg, U of Toronto Meter and Stress Predictability
11:00-11:20 Kimio Tanihara, SUNY at Buffalo Line Crossover as Rhythm Adjustment in Japanese Verse
11:20-11:40 Sayaka Abe, SUNY at Buffalo Requirements for Rhythmic Interpretation and Representation from a Perceptual Point of View
11:40-12:00 DISCUSSION
12:00-1:30 LUNCH BREAK
SESSION V
TONE
1:30-1:50 Andrea Gormley, Concordia U Tone in Fongbe
1:50-2:10 Peter Avery, York U & Bill Idsardi, U of Delaware On the Laryngeal Specification of Tone
2:10-2:30 Mary Bradshaw, U of Chicago Tone Features in a Multiplanar Approach to Consonant-Tone Interaction
2:30-2:50 Mary Paster, Ohio State U An Optimality Theoretic Account of Verbal Tone in Gã
2:50-3:10 DISCUSSION
3:10-3:30 BREAK
SESSION VI
PHRASING
3:30-3:50 Evan Mellander, McGill U Prominence and quantity sensitivity: a prosodic analysis of the Slovak rhythmic law
3:50-4:10 Do Hee Jung, U of Toronto  The 'Variable' Phonological Phrase in Seoul Korean
4:10-4:30 Svetlana Kaminskaïa, U of Western Ontario La métrique des énoncés en français: cas des insertions médianes
4:30-4:50 Michael Getty, U of Toronto Deriving 'Top-Down' Stress in a Constraint-Based Approach
4:50-5:10 DISCUSSION
Saturday evening: Party - 7 p.m., Sylvester's (U of T graduate students' union, upstairs)
If you play a musical instrument, come and jam with the U of T Linguistics Department House Band
 
SUNDAY FEBRUARY 6, 2000 (York: Vari Hall D)
SESSION VII
FEATURE THEORY
10:30-10:50 Daniel Currie Hall, U of Toronto Redundant Features in Pulaar
10:50-11:10 Georgios Tserdanelis & Elizabeth Hume, Ohio State U Nasal Assimilation in Sri Lankan Portuguese Creole: Implications for Markedness
11:10-11:30 G. L. Piggott, McGill U The Typology of Nasal Harmony Systems Reconsidered
11:30-11:50 DISCUSSION
11:50-12:10 BREAK
SESSION VIII
PERCEPTION
12:10-12:30 Jeff Mielke, Ohio State U Turkish [h] deletion as a perceptually-motivated process
12:30-12:50 Misun Seo, Ohio State U The Realization of l/n Sequences in Korean
12:50-1:10 Alexei Kochetov, U of Toronto Perceptual scales and the phonological grammar
1:10-1:30 DISCUSSION
 

Getting to York

By public transit: If you have come by train, bus or plane, you need to get to the subway and take the University-Spadina line to Downsview Station (the north end of the line). From there you can take an Express bus to York. When you get off the subway, go up two flights of stairs to the bus bays and take the 196 Express to York (on Sunday you have to take the 106 which is not express). This bus stops in front of York Lanes and you just keep walking in the direction that the bus is facing until you get to Vari Hall (not far, follow the crowd). 



By car: If you are on the 401, the easiest thing to do is to get off at Keele St. and drive north. The campus is north of Finch Ave., a major street that is about two and a half miles north of the 401. Keep going on Keele north of Finch until the third stop light and turn left onto the campus. You will know that you at the correct intersection because there are two left-hand turn lanes to get onto the campus. Drive onto the campus and park at the "Parking Structure" behind York Lanes (our suburban shopping mall). To get to the 'parking structure' follow the road into the campus, make a right turn at the first street and then a left at the first stop sign. The cost for parking there during the conference will be $10.00 per day (free on Sunday) but you must let me know in advance that you will park there as I need to get special permits for this. Once in the parking structure it is not far to the conference site which is in Vari Hall, the building that forms the main entrance to the campus. Vari Hall is right at the end of the street that you will have turned onto when entering the campus (it has a conical roof). Everyone knows where it is so just ask. On Friday afternoon we will be in Vari Hall B but don't worry too much about finding that room as we will have signs to direct you.
 
Links: 
Linguistics at York University
Linguistics at the University of Toronto
Maps of York University
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For more information, contact Peter Avery <pavery@yorku.ca>