Symposium: Learning Lexical Specificity in Phonology

The interaction of the phonological grammar with the lexicon is a necessary component in the phonological acquisition process and its end state, since the lexicon shapes and is shaped by phonology at potentially every stage of learning. Newly available empirical tools such as corpus methods, machine learning, and experimental techniques have recently accelerated investigations in many of the long-standing issues of lexicon-phonology interaction. This symposium brought together work that leverages these modern empirical approaches and to situate this work within the broader landscape of phonological theory. The symposium took place at the LSA annual meeting, in Austin in 2017.


Full session proposal (.pdf)

Learning Lexical Specificity Bibliography (Google doc)



Participants & Talks


Introduction

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Part 1. Allomorphy & Alternations
Talks

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Affix-specificity makes stress learnable

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Using phonotactics to learn affix-specific phonology

Discussion

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Part 2. Items and classes
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Concurrent learning of the lexicon and phonology

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Learning lexical classes for class-sensitive phonology

Discussion

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