The Berkeley Phonetics & Phonology Forum ("Phorum") is a weekly talk and discussion series featuring presentations on all aspects of phonology and phonetics.


Mondays 2-3
1303 Dwinelle


Emily Clem

John Merrill

Berkeley Phonetics and Phonology Forum

Schedule of Talks for Fall 2015

October 12 -

Meg Cychosz (UC Berkeley)
Variation in the signal: Social correlation in a completed sound change


October 19 -

Amalia Skilton (UC Berkeley)

October 26 -

Article Discussion (Ph Journal Club)

November 2 -

Roslyn Burns (UC Berkeley)

November 9 -

Georgia Zellou (UC Davis)

November 16 -

Xianghua Wu (UC Berkeley (East Asian Languages and Cultures))

November 23 -

Article Discussion (Ph Journal Club)

November 30 -

Andries Coetzee (University of Michigan)
Note: Special time (11:00-12:00)

Previous Meetings

August 31 -

Larry M. Hyman (UC Berkeley)
Why underlying representations?

September 7 -

No Meeting (Labor Day)

September 14 -

Phorum Phround Phrobin (Come Prepared!)

We invite you to come with a phonetic or phonological topic or some interesting data that you are prepared to discuss for 5-10 minutes. If you do not have a topic to present, come prepared to ask questions and discuss the data that others bring!

September 21 -

Article Discussion (Ph Journal Club)

Finley, Sara. 2015. Learning nonadjacent dependencies in phonology: transparent vowels in vowel harmony. Language 91:48-72.

September 28 -

Susan Lin & Ronald Sprouse (UC Berkeley)
Phonology Lab Demo

Note: Please meet in Dwinelle 52

Ronald Sprouse and Susan Lin will demonstrate the lab's ultrasound acquisition and aerodynamics/EGG systems.

October 5 -

Alan C. L. Yu (University of Chicago)
The production and perception of interspeaker variation

Recent studies have identified significant individual variation in coarticulation in speech. The nature of such inter-speaker variation remains unclear, however. In particular, is interspeaker variation in producing coarticulated speech stable over time? And how are inter-speaker variations in production related to the speaker's perception of coarticulated speech? This talk presents results from two recent studies which were designed to address these questions.