Sound Change in Interacting Human Systems
3rd Biennial Workshop on Sound Change
University of California, Berkeley, May 28-31, 2014


All sessions met in the conference center at the Clark Kerr Campus of the University of California at Berkeley.

Get a copy of the program book - with all of the abstracts.

Wednesday, May 28

3:00  Check in

Thursday, May 29

Morning session - Usage Factors

8:30 Do grammatical factors impact sound change?Joan Bybee
9:10 Explaining lexical frequency effects: a critique and an alternative account Márton Sóskuthy
9:30 Lexical functional load predicts the direction of phoneme system change Andrew Wedel & Scott Jackson
9:50 Break
10:10 Typological and articulatory perspectives on context effectsJeff Mielke
10:50a Hierarchical statistical inference and lexical diffusion of sound change. Vsevolod Kapatsinski
10:50bExtreme high frequency, segment deletion and chunking: a study of emerging inflected pronouns in Brazilian PortugueseRicardo Napoleao de Souza
11:10 Informativity licenses word-final lention Uriel Cohen Priva
11:30 General Discussion - led by Paul Kiparsky

Afternoon session - Social Factors

1:30 The social motivation of sound change: recent developmentsWilliam Labov
2:10 Changing Individuals, changing language? Mary Kohn & Charlie Farrington
2:30 Quantifying age-related and phonetic change in a longitudinal study Ulrich Reubold & Jonathan Harrington
2:50 Break
3:10 'Bring hither the fatted coo': Real-time change in Glaswegian over a centuryJane Stuart-Smith
3:50 Whose sound changes do we follow? Molly Babel, Grant McGuire & Jamie Russell
4:10 Talk like a man: perceived masculinity Meg Cychosz
4:30 General Discussion - led by Robin Dodsworth, special guest Rudy Mendoza-Denton
5:00Poster Session 1

Friday, May 30

Morning session - Phonetic Factors

8:30 Sound change propagation: the relation between perception and production in individual language users.Patrice Speeter Beddor and Andries W. Coetzee
9:10 Probabilistic Enhancement and Australian English /æ/ Felicity Cox & Sallyanne Palethorpe
9:30 Non-nasal Nasals: Reinterpreting nasalisation in Shiwiar (Jivaroan) Martin Kohlberger
9:50 Break
10:10 Idiolectal phonology produces the pool of "phonetic" variation.Alan Yu
10:50 Testing the listener-driven model of dissimilation Mary Stevens & Jonathan Harrington
11:10 On the Coda Weakening of Rhotics in Brazilian Portuguese Iiris Rennicke & Thaïs Cristófaro Silva
11:30 General Discussion - led by Aditi Lahiri, special guest John Houde

Afternoon session - Typology

1:30 Southeast Asian tonogenesis: how and why?Jan-Olof Svantesson
2:10 The rise and fall of voiceless vowels across Finnic Varieties Natalia Kuznetsova & Daria Sidorkevitch
2:30 Sound change in Australia: Current knowledge and research priorities Luisa Micelli & Erich Round
2:50 Break
3:10 Adoption, maintenance and loss of click contrastsBonny Sands
3:50 On a ‘crazy rule’ of Ancient Greek Adèle Jatteau
4:10 Bantu Spirantization is a reflex of vowel spirantization Matt Faytak & John Merrill
4:30 General Discussion - led by Larry Hyman
5:00Poster Session 2

Saturday, May 31

Morning session - Modeling

8:30 Phonetic precursors and structural typologyElliot Moreton
9:10 (Non-) Phonologization : Individual Variation in an Artificial Grammar Learning Task Rebecca Morley
9:30 Learning biases in phonological typology Klaas Seinhorst
9:50 Break
10:10 Actuation without production biasJames Kirby & Morgan Sonderegger
10:50 Modelling sound change in relation to time-depth and geography: a case study on the Indo-European and Tupían language families. Gerd Carling, Sandra Cronhamm, Niklas Johansson, Filip Larsson & Joost van de Weijer
11:10 A computer simulation of Franconian tonogenesis Paul Boersma
11:30 General Discussion - led by Andrew Garrett