LINGUIST List 9.799

Thu May 28 1998

Calls: Change in Prosodic Systems

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  1. Paula Fikkert, Change in Prosodic Systems

Message 1: Change in Prosodic Systems

Date: Thu, 28 May 1998 14:59:26 +0100
From: Paula Fikkert <>
Subject: Change in Prosodic Systems

====================== CALL FOR PAPERS=====================


		University of Konstanz, Germany

			February 24-26, 1999

Invited speakers:
Elan Dresher (University of Toronto)
Carlos Gussenhoven (University of Nijmegen)
Tomas Riad (University of Stockholm)


We are pleased to announce the workshop 'Change in Prosodic Systems' as
part of the 21st annual meeting of the German Society of Linguistics (DGfS)
in Konstanz, Germany.

This workshop addresses various aspects of change in prosodic systems with
the aim to enlarge our understanding of the range of variation and the
types of change that are attested in languages. We organise three
subsections, which are closely related and investigate the topic of change
in prosodic systems from a different perspective.

(a) Stress, tone and stress-related phenomena
This section discusses the changing prosodic systems of languages, not only
with respect to stress and syllable structure, but also quantity, syncope,
epenthesis, the domain of segmental rules, etc.

(b) Evidence from Metrics
The study of metrical systems also provides insight into issues like the
prosodic structure of complex words, loans, the way in which weight and
quantity are reflected in metrical structure, etc.

(c) Sources of Change: Analogy, Loans etc.
The main focus of the third subsection is on the source of change and
variation in prosodic systems, and addresses questions like the following.
What leads to variation and or change? What triggers change in a prosodic
system? Can language contact directly influence prosodic systems? What is
the role of analogy? Which paradigms resist analogical change more than
others? What is the role of morphology?

PAPERS are invited on any of the three topics above. Send a one-page
abstract (preferably by email) to:

Paula Fikkert
Fachgruppe Sprachwissenschaft, Universitaet Konstanz
Postfach D186
D-78457 Konstanz

DEADLINE for receipt of abstracts: AUGUST 15, 1998

Workshop Organisers:
Paula Fikkert
Haike Jacobs
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