Reduction

Satellite Event: Reduction
Event date: Wednesday, July 13; Rockefeller 115
Event length: 1pm - 5pm
Organizers:
Benjamin V. Tucker (University of Alberta) bvtucker@ualberta.ca
Mirjam Ernestus (Radbound University & Max Planck Institute)
Natasha Warner (University of Arizona)
Description:
In conversational speech words are often produced shortened and run together. Many of the resulting reduced variants do not obey the typical phonological and phonotactic constraints of the language. Moreover, these variants raise all kinds of questions about the structure of the mental lexicon and about the processes underlying speech production and speech comprehension. These different issues can only be well addressed if they are considered simultaneously. This workshop will bring together researchers studying different aspects of reduced pronunciation variants and will enhance our understanding of the phenomenon but also our general understanding of phonology in speech production and comprehension.

All are welcome to attend and no registration is required.

TimeTitleAuthors
13:00Introduction
13:10Reduction of can’t in American and Spanish EnglishMirjam Ernestus, Huib Kouwenhoven, Margot van Mulken
13:30Gemination and Degemination in English Affixation: a phonetic investigation of dis- and –lySonia Ben Hedia
13:50Obstruent lenition and voicing in a Yoloxóchitl Mixtec corpusChristian DiCanio, Jonathan Amith, Rey Castillo García, Jason Lilley
14:10 - 14:30 Break
14:30Sources of variability in second mention reductionCynthia G. Clopper
14:50Quantifying Kinematic Aspects of Reduction in a Contrasting Rate Production TaskMark Tiede, Carol Espy-Wilson, Dolly Goldenberg, Vikramjit Mitra, Hosung Nam, Ganesh Sivaraman
15:10The Acoustics of Conversational Fricatives in Mid-Western American EnglishDaniel Brenner, Viktor Kharlamov, Benjamin V. Tucker
15:30 - 16:00Break
16:00Modeling spontaneous speech comprehension with naive discriminative learningDenis Arnold, Fabian Tomaschek, Tino Sering, Florence Lopez, and R. Harald Baayen
16:20Dutch learners can reconstruct reduced pronunciation variants in English running speech, while Spanish learners cannotAnnika Nijveld
16:40Differential processing of acoustically reduced and full forms: Evidence from alpha and gamma band oscillationsKimberley Mulder