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Thu Feb 24 2005

FYI: Weeklong Course on Paradigms, Tromsø

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        1.    Curt Rice, Weeklong Course on Paradigms, Tromsø

Message 1: Weeklong Course on Paradigms, Tromsø

Date: 22-Feb-2005
From: Curt Rice <>
Subject: Weeklong Course on Paradigms, Tromsø

The paradigm in phonology: contrast, analogy, defectivity
April 25-29, 2005
Venue: University of Tromsø

Our guest lecturers for this course will be Miklós Törkenczy and Péter
Rebrus from the Hungarian Academy of Sciences and ELTE, in Budapest.

The course will span one week and will include approx. 10 hours of
teaching. If you would like to come to Tromsø to participate in this
course, you are welcome to attend. If we can be of any assistance in
arranging practical matters for you, please write us at .
We also ask that you keep an eye on our website ( ) for
updates regarding practical details.

Topic one: paradigmatic uniformity and contrast
The goal of this part of the lecture series is to show how notions of
paradigmatic uniformity and contrast relativised to specific
morphosyntactic dimensions can explain the organisation of paradigms. We
will discuss a fairly complex system in detail, the Hungarian verbal
paradigm, whose 'irregularities' are motivated by paradigmatic uniformity
and contrast. This analysis is essentially within OT.

Topic two: analogical relations
Another related but different topic that we plan to explore is an approach
which makes use of the intuitive concept of analogy in terms of the
algebraic notion of proportions and dispenses with the need for underlying
forms. We will give an outline of such a model.

Other upcoming events at CASTL:
Structure of Bantu, May 30-June 2
Phonological variation: The case of French, August 25-27
Information at

Linguistic Field(s): Morphology; Phonology

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