Conference Program

All talks and posters will take place in room 261 Irving K. Barber Learning Centre.

Note that there will be no coffee or tea provided in the mornings with the exception of the Sunday mid-morning coffee break.  Come caffeinated and hydrated!

Talks are 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions. Posters will be magnetically affixed to blackboards, so the dimensions are quite flexible. We might recommend, however, landscape formats.

Friday, May 19

12-2 Initial chit-chat over lunch. (Bring your own!) The plan is for anyone who is around and available to come to the conference room (261 IKBLC) with their “sack” lunch and mingle before the conference presentations begin.

Talk Session 1 (session chair: Charlotte Vaughn)

2:00 How are pseudo-words recognized in an auditory lexical decision task? Matthew C. Kelley (University of Alberta) & Benjamin V. Tucker (University of Alberta)

2:30 Indie-Pop Voice: Pharyngealization and an Emerging Sung Dialect. Bryan Gick (University of British Columbia), Colin Jones (University of British Columbia), & Murray Schellenberg (University of British Columbia)

3:00 An Ultrasound Investigation of Covert Articulation in Rapid Speech. Andrew Cheng (UC Berkeley), Emily Remirez (UC Berkeley), & Susan Lin (UC Berkeley)

3:30-4:00 Coffee Break

Talk Session 2 (session chair: John Alderete)

4:00 Acquiring input variability in phonological development: Valley Zapotec lenis stops. Joseph Paul Stemberger, (University of British Columbia) & Mario Chávez Peón (Centro de Investigaciones y Estudios Superiores en Antropología Social)

4:30 Verbal Reduplication in Ende (Pahoturi River, Papua New Guinea). Kate L. Lindsey (Stanford University)

5:00 Coarticulation Strategies in Ktunaxa Onset Stop Clusters. Anne Bertrand (University of British Columbia), Violet Birdstone (Aq̓am Band/Ktunaxa Nation), Alexandra Bosurgi (University of British Columbia), Heather Burge (University of British Columbia), Marianne Huijsmans (University of British Columbia), Murray Schellenberg (University of British Columbia), & Bryan Gick (University of British Columbia).

Dinner. Fend for yourselves!

Saturday, May 20

Talk Session 3 (session chair: Janet Leonard)

9:30 Phonologization and Socioindexical Value: Evidence from features of Seattle and Vancouver English. Julia Swan (Reed College)

10:00  Pre-velar Raising and Categorization in Nevada. Kaylynn Gunter (University of Oregon), Ian Clayton (University of Nevada, Reno), & Valerie Fridland (University of Nevada, Reno)

10:30  The o’s and the u’s: Vowel raising in Seattle’s Rhodes dialect of Ladino. Molly FitzMorris (University of Washington)

11:00  Individual variation in the perception of different types of speech degradation. Drew McLaughlin (University of Oregon), Melissa M. Baese-Berk (University of Oregon), Tessa Bent (Indiana University), Stephanie Borrie (Utah State University), and Kristin Van Engen (Washington University).

11:30-1:30 Eat lunch, go for walk, explore campus!

1:30-3:30    Poster Session 1

P1    Drilling down into phonological well-formedness in the structure of speech errors. John Alderete (Simon Fraser University)

P2    Multiple degrees of length in isiXhosa? William G. Bennett (University of Calgary & Rhodes University) & Jeremy Perkins (University of Aizu)

P3    The changing state of the New England dialect. Nicole Chartier (University of Washington)

P4    The Role of Functional Load vs. Predictability of Distribution in Perceived Similarity. Kathleen Currie Hall (University of British Columbia), Geoff Fullerton (University of British Columbia), & Kaitlyn Kuhn (University of British Columbia)

P5    Harmonic load: a measure of participation in vowel harmony. Avery Ozburn (University of British Columbia)

P6    Comparing Pitch Range in First and Second Language Speakers of Japanese and English. Mingyu Qiu (University of Calgary) & Stephen Winters (University of Calgary)

P7    Effect of melodic accent on perceived acceptability in text-setting. Anna Robinson

(University of Oregon) & Melissa Baese-Berk (University of Oregon)

P8    Vowel features in a Native American population in Reno, Nevada. Shelby Sands (University of Nevada, Reno), Valerie Fridland (University of Nevada, Reno), & Ian Clayton (University of Nevada, Reno)

P9    Trial order effects in learning alternations. Amy Smolek (University of Oregon) & Vsevolod Kapatsinski (University of Oregon)

P10 Listener expectations about a speaker’s accent affect intelligibility. Charlotte Vaughn (University of Oregon)

3:30 Coffee while you poster

3:30-5:30    Poster Session 2

P11 The Adaptation of Arabic to Swahili: The Voice-Onset Time Dimension. Mohammad Alsamaani (University of Calgary & Qassim University)

P12 Interactions Between Perception and Production During Speech Sound Learning. Melissa Baese-Berk (University of Oregon)

P13 Danish stød in recursive prosodic words. Jennifer Bellik (UC Santa Cruz) & Nicholas Kalivoda (UC Santa Cruz)

P14 Cantonese Consonant Mergers in Vancouver and Hong Kong Bilinguals. Lauretta Cheng (University of British Columbia), Molly Babel (University of British Columbia), Chang Liu (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University), & Yao Yao (The Hong Kong Polytechnic University)

P15 An Investigation of Native and Naïve Listeners’ Perception of Mandarin Intonation Using Exemplar-based Simulations. Una Y. Chow (University of Calgary) & Stephen J. Winters (University of Calgary)

P16 Using enhanced distributional perceptual training to mitigate L2 phonetic undershoot. Khia Johnson (University of British Columbia)

P17 Biased belief updating in learning stress patterns. Paul Olejarczuk (University of Oregon) & Vsevolod Kapatsinski (University of Oregon)

P18 The Three-way Contrast of Conversational Korean Stops. Jae-Hyun Sung (University of Alberta) & Daniel Brenner (University of Alberta)

P19 Contrastive tone patterns and downstep/upstep in Dzodinka (Adere) nouns. Bruce Wiebe (SIL Nigeria)

6:00 Conference Reception and Dinner. This will all take place in and around the conference room. (All the more reason to make sure you get out and stretch your legs a bit during the lunch break!)

Sunday, May 21

Talk Session 4, Part 1 (session chair: Ashley Farris-Trimble)

9:30 Distributional learning and top-down lexical feedback in cue reweighting. Zara Harmon (University of Oregon), Kaori Idemaru (University of Oregon), & Vsevolod Kapatsinski (University of Oregon)

10:00  Weak syllable refitting in late-stage phonological development. Darin Flynn (University of Calgary)

10:30  Perception of double vowels on the basis of fundamental frequency (f0) differences: A comparison of musicians and nonmusicians. Michelle D. Cohn (UC Davis)

11:00-11:30  Coffee Break

Talk Session 4, Part 2 (session chair: Steve Winters)

11:30  Exploring the L2 pronunciation features in SENĆOŦEN and Hul’q’umi’num’. Sonya Bird (University of Victoria), Donna Gerdts (Simon Fraser University), & Janet Leonard (University of Victoria)

12:00  Coarticulation and Learnability of Transparent Vowels in Vowel Harmony. Sara Finley (Pacific Lutheran University)

12:30  Conflicting long-distance dependencies: evidence from artificial language learning. Gunnar Ólafur Hansson (University of British Columbia) & Kevin McMullin (University of Ottawa)