Loanword phonology and phonetics

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The programme of this workshop can be found here: PaPLA programme

We organize a workshop about the roles that phonetics and phonology play in the adaptation of loanwords. This workshop, perhaps somewhat unsurprisingly named “Phonetics and phonology in loanword adaptation”, is held in Cologne on Sunday June 11, 2017, prior to the conference Phonetics and Phonology in Europe 2017. Its main objective is to bridge the long-lived gap between the so-called “phonological” and “perceptual” perspectives on loanword adaptation. We invite contributions on this topic, specifically submissions that address one or more of the following questions:

  • What do explicit formalizations of “phonological” and “perceptual” adaptation look like, and what are the differences between them?
  • What can the phonological and perceptual stances learn from each other?
  • What other factors do we need to incorporate in explanations of loanword adaptation (e.g. sociolinguistics, orthography, etc.)?

We intend to publish selected contributions in a special issue of a renowned journal.

Silke Hamann and Klaas Seinhorst (University of Amsterdam).

When and where:
Sunday June 11, 2017 from 14:30 till 18:30, in the “Neuer Senatssaal” in the main building of the University of Cologne (Albertus-Magnus-Platz 1, Cologne, see also this map (in German)).

Invited speakers:
Sharon Peperkamp (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique, Paris),
Marko Simonovic (Utrecht University, the Netherlands).

The workshop will only feature talks (of ca. 20-25 minutes each). Please submit your abstract through EasyChair by January 25, 2017. The abstract must be in pdf format and may not exceed 1 A4 in length (12 pt font size, 1 inch margins) plus 1 additional A4 for tables, figures, references etc. All abstracts will be reviewed by the two organisers individually.

January 25, 2017: abstract submission closes
February 25, 2017: notification of acceptance
March 15, 2017: programme finalisation
June 11, 2017: workshop “Phonetics and phonology in loanword adaptation”
June 12-14, 2017: conference “Phonetics and phonology in Europe”