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CUNY CONFERENCE ON THE SYLLABLE

The Graduate Program in Linguistics at the CUNY Graduate Center and the CUNY Phonology Forum cosponsored the CUNY Conference on the Syllable January 17-19, 2008. This page is devoted to disseminating the results of that conference.

For the papers and posters presented at the conference, in alphabetical order by first author, please click here. This link leads to the handouts, audio files of the papers (including the discussions of all the papers), and whatever other material we have been able to gather from the authors; this includes full papers in some cases.

Please click here for the final program.

Click here for an alphabetical list of all authors and coauthors, with links to their homepages and the abstracts.

A list of all the languages mentioned in the Syllable Conference can be found here.

FRIDAY DISCUSSION OF THE SYLLABLE IN PHONOLOGY

Conference participants held an open discussion of the syllable in phonological theory on the afternoon of Friday, January 18, 2008. A full audio file of that conversation is here (it is almost exactly one hour long). A full transcript of that discussion is here in html format.

OPEN DISCUSSION OF MOTIVATIONS FOR PROPOSING THE SYLLABLE IN PHONOLOGY

Why did phonologists propose the notion of the syllable as a theoretical entity? The participants in the Friday Discussion agreed that we would have an open discussion of the “Reasons for the Syllable.” We have established a Wiki for that purpose. This Wiki can be read by anyone. Invitations will be made freely available to anyone. Please send an email to syllable at cunyphonologyforum dot net and include the words "wiki invite" in the subject line; an invitation will be sent as soon as one of the organizers logs on next.

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