The University of Michigan Linguistics community was well represented at the Conference in Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon15), which took place at Cornell University this year, July 13-16, 2016. LabPhon is the premier biannual conference for the Association for Laboratory Phonology, a scholarly organization that promotes the scientific study of all phonetic and phonological aspects related to spoken and signed languages.
The theme this year was "Speech Dynamics and Phonological Representation." It addressed sounds in human language as part of a linguistic, cognitive and communicative system. U-M Linguistics participants included Jiseung Kim (PhD Student), Jelena Krivokapić (Assistant Professor), Nicholas Henriksen (Assistant Professor), as well as former students Harim Kwon, Susan Lin, and Sarah Harper. Titles and abstracts for work presented by each particiapnt can be found below.
Jiseung Kim presented her work on "Prosodic Accommodation in Seoul Korean Accentual Phrases." Read the abstract.
Jelena Krivokapić presented joint work with Mark Tiede and Martha Tyrone on manual gestures and prosody. Read the abstract.
Nicholas Henriksen, from the Department of Romance Languages and Literatures, presented a study titled “Patterns of vowel laxing and vowel harmony in Peninsular Spanish.” Read the abstract.
Susan gave a talk presenting work with Sharon Inkelas, Lara Mcconnaughey and Michael Dohn. “/l/ in clusters: an articulatory-acoustic study of children’s productions.” Read the abstract.
Sarah presented her work “Phonological Influence in Third Language Acquisition: L2 Spanish Effects on the Production of L3 Portuguese Voiced Stops”, based on the BA thesis that she wrote as a Michigan undergraduate student. Read the abstract.
Harim Kwon presented a poster “Spontaneous imitation in a second language is different from native language imitation”, which is a follow-up to her dissertation research. Read the abstract.
Together with Ioana Chitoran she also presented a talk titled “Timing lag matters in the perception of Georgian stop sequences by native speakers.” Read the abstract.