Wellington, New Zealand
30 June - 2 July 2008
LabPhon 11 was held at Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, 30 June – 2 July 2008, and was followed at the same venue by the 5th International Gender and Language Association conference (IGALA5), 3-5 July 2008
The overall theme of the LabPhon 11 conference was Phonetic detail in the lexicon, with the sub-themes shown below. Invited plenary speakers and commentators are listed against these sub-themes.
- Accessing the lexicon
Invited speaker:Keith Johnson, UC Berkeley
Marcus Taft, University of New South Wales
- How stable are lexical representations?
- What encoding takes place between the signal and the lexicon?
- To what degree does literacy/orthography influence lexical representation and access
- Social information in the lexicon:
Invited speaker: Paul Foulkes, University of York
Commentator: Ben Munson, University of Minnesota
- Is phonetic information in the lexicon accompanied by social information?
- How do social expectations about a speaker affect speech perception?
- Is speaker-specific detail stored in the lexicon?
- Phonetic cues to lexical structure
Invited speaker: Alice Turk, University of Edinburgh
Commentator: Laurie Bauer, Victoria University of Wellington
- To what degree does phonetic detail reflect morphological structure?
- How are different types of boundaries expressed phonetically?
- Is there phonetic evidence of lexical entries greater than the word?
- Generalising over the lexicon
Invited speaker: Anne Cutler, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics & MARCS laboratory
Karen Croot, University of Sydney
- Is there evidence for or against the existence of abstract phonological categories?
- What types of statistical generalisations emerge from the lexicon?
- What is the nature of the relationship between the content of the lexicon and the shape of the phonological grammar?