Programme

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Workshop Schedule (preliminary, subject to change)

Thursday 20 April

Time Activity
09:00-10:00 Registration & Coffee
10:00-10:15 Welcome
10:15-11:00 Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero: Individual differences and the explanation of sound change
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-13:00 Accepted talks (3) session 1
13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:00 Poster session 1
16:00-16:45 Jeff Mielke, Bridget Smith, and Michael J. Fox: A corpus and articulatory study of covert articulatory variation and its phonological consequences in Raleigh, NC English
16:45-17:30 Alejandrina Cristia, Amanda Seidl, and Emmanuel Dupoux: Individual variation and sound change in the context of first language acquisition
17:30-19:00 Reception

Friday 21 April

Time Activity
09:30-10:15 Penelope Eckert: The individual in the semoitic landscape
10:15-11:00 Robin Dodsworth: Bipartite network structures and individual differences in sound change
11:00-11:30 Break
11:30-13:00 Accepted talks (3) session 2
13:00-14:30 Lunch
14:30-16:00 Poster session 2
16:00-16:45 Dan Dediu, Scott R. Moisik, and Rick Janssen: Constraints, affordances, biases: the gentle influence of between-populations variation in vocal tract anatomy on sound change
16:45-17:30 Laurel MacKenzie: Linguistic and extra-linguistic changes across the lifespan
17:30-20:00 Break
20:00- Conference dinner (optional)

Saturday 22 April

Time Activity
09:30-10:15 Jonathan Harrington, Florian Schiel, and Mary Stevens: Associating the origin and spread of sound change using agent-based modelling applied to /s/-retraction in English
10:15-11:45 Coffee & Poster session 3
11:45-12:30 Alan Yu: Revisiting the notions of sound change actuation and phonologization
12:30-13:00 General discussion & closing

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