WELCOME TO THE CUNY PHONOLOGY FORUM WEBSITE!
The CUNY Phonology Forum is devoted to the promotion of healthy discussion and fruitful
pursuit of foundational questions in phonology. Toward that end, the
CUNY MA/PhD Program in Linguistics, in
collaboration with the Forum, organizes conferences and makes the ideas and information
developed in them available to the scholarly community.
Since its inception in 2003, the Forum has organized eight such conferences, the most recent of which was in
January 2012; their results are available on this web site.
One of the Forum's strategies for developing useful discussions is to organize the
conferences around specific topics within phonology, and to invite and encourage
participation from scholars who look at each topic from a variety of perspectives.
For example, the January 2007 conference addressed precedence relations (i.e., any
aspect of temporal or sequential relationships) among phonological and/or phonetic elements;
there were presentations in several subdivisions of cognitive science, such as
formal linguistics, language acquisition, neurolinguistics, psychology, etc. The conferences
are organized so as to attract scholars whose ideas are broadly within
the penumbra of the topic of each conference. The goal of each is to explore some
specific aspect of the sound structure of human language as broadly and deeply as possible.
These conferences are held at the CUNY Graduate Center in Manhattan and typically take place Wednesday through Friday of the
week before Martin Luther King day, which is always the third Monday in January.
Click on the links below to lead to pages describing previous conferences, which contain audio files, handouts, slides and,
in some cases, full papers.
About the CUNY Phonology Forum and Acknowledgments.
Chuck Cairns (CUNY) and Eric Raimy (University of Wisconsin)
are primarily responsible for managing this website and organizing the public events. The CUNY collaborators are Professors Juliette Blevins,
Dianne Bradley, Ann Delilkan, Kathleen Currie Hall, and Robert Vago. Most importantly, these public events would
not be possible without the effective and enthusiastic assistance provided by students in CUNY Graduate Center's Graduate Program in
Linguistics, as well as the unfailingly professional and efficient support provided by the CUNY Graduate Center's Facilities and Security departments.
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