Invited speakers

We are pleased to announce that the program of AMP 2020 will include plenary talks by Karthik Durvasula, Juliet Stanton and Anne-Michelle Tessier.

Karthik Durvasula (Michigan State University)

Talk title: O gradience, whence do you come? [Click here to view the abstract.]

Time: Sunday, September 20, 3:35-4:35 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Karthik Durvasula is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics and Languages at Michigan State University. Professor Durvasula's research has addressed the nature of feature-based phonological representations and their role in speech perception, with a particular focus on phenomena involving nasality, voicing, sonority, and the relationship between speech perception and phonological knowledge. His research relies on a variety of experimental techniques, including EEG, discrimination and identification tasks, and lexical decision tasks.

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Juliet Stanton (New York University)

Talk title: Rhythm is gradient: evidence from -ative and -ization [Click here to view the abstract.]

Time: Saturday, September 19, 3:50-4:50 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Juliet Stanton is an Assistant Professor of Linguistics at New York University. Professor Stanton’s research examines the ways in which phonological typology is shaped by phonetic factors, as well as by the structure of phonological learning. Empirically, her work has looked at complex segments, nasality, and rhythmic phenomena in a diverse array of languages. She makes use of a range of methodologies, including computational modeling, typological surveys, acoustic analysis, and experimental methods.

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Anne-Michelle Tessier (University of British Columbia)

Talk title: Learning French liaison with Gradient Symbolic Representations: Child errors, adult wug-tests, predictions and consequences (in collaboration with Karen Jesney, Carleton University) [Click here to view the abstract.]

Time: Friday, September 18, 4:45-5:45 p.m. (Pacific Time)

Anne-Michelle Tessier is an Associate Professor of Linguistics at the University of British Columbia. Professor Tessier’s research is centered on phonological acquisition, with interests in constraint-based grammars, learning algorithms, lexical avoidance, U-shaped development, L2 production and perception in childhood, and prosodic processing with cochlear implants. She is an Associate Editor at Language and author of an advanced undergraduate textbook entitled Phonological Acquisition: Child Language and Constraint-Based Grammar.

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