Methods workshop

Methods in phonological data collection and analysis of underdocumented languages

This workshop will highlight the importance of experimental methods and corpora to the study of phonology, particularly with respect to underdocumented languages. Theoretical research results in phonology are often based on relatively sparse data from works that are themselves based on impressionistic phonetic transcriptions of native speaker utterances. Relatively recent technological advances, coupled with more sophisticated experimental methods, provide more accurate, extensive, and quantifiable information on the nature of sound systems. The workshop will feature talks, posters, and tutorials on the workshop theme, and presents a unique opportunity to share methods, and insights into their use, among fellow phonologists.

The workshop is made possible by funding from the National Science Foundation (BCS-1753985).