• People who arrive early are welcome to join us for a Pre-conference warming-up at the Caffè Fuori Corso, via Nicola Mazza, 7, on Tuesday, 15 January, 19:00 (7.00 pm).
  • People who arrive early might also want to catch a phonology talk even before the OCP proper:
    Nina Topintzi will give a talk as part of her Erasmus visit to Verona on Resolving the ‘heavy’ vs. ‘long’ Debate of Geminates on Tuesday, 15 January, 17:00 (5.00 pm) in room M.12 (Co-working Room), Lingue Building, 1st floor.

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  • The OCP16 does not plan to issue any conference proceedings.


Date Time Activity
Wednesday 16 08:30 Registration opens
09:00 Greetings
09:30 Invited talk 1
Ulrike Domahs. Experimental evidence for prosodic word structures.
Chair: Birgit Alber
10:00-11:30 Session 1 Chair: Christian Uffmann
10:30 Talk 1
Karolina Broś, Martin Meyer and Volker Dellwo. Default and exceptional stress processing in Spanish as a testing ground for generative versus exemplar-based phonology models: evidence from ERPs.
11:00 Talk 2
Geoff Schwartz. Fortis stops in voicing languages – evidence from Polish and Polish-accented English.
11:30 Coffee break
12:00-13:00 Session 2 Chair: Jochen Trommer
12:00 Talk 3
Hanbyul Song and James White. Paradigm uniformity inhibits regularization during phonological learning.
12:30 Talk 4
Alexander Martin, Adriana Guevara-Rukoz, Thomas Schatz and Sharon Peperkamp. No learning bias favoring phonetically grounded rules? Revisiting vowel harmony.
13:00 Lunch break
14:30-16:00 Session 3 Chair: Ruben van de Vijver
14:30 Talk 5
Vighnesh Subramaniam and Adam Albright. Modeling typological frequency with a grammatical learner.
15:00 Talk 6
Andrei Munteanu. Homophony Avoidance: An Experimental Approach.
15:30 Talk 7
Tsung-Ying Chen. On the Analytic Bias toward Phonetically Driven Tonal Phonotactics.
16:00 Coffee break
16:30-18:00 Session 4 Chair: Peter Rebrus
16:30 Talk 8
Rachel Walker and Yifan Yang. Combinative markedness in three-consonant clusters.
17:00 Talk 9
Olga Urek. Variable syllabification of word-medial sC clusters and palatalization in Standard Latvian.
17:30 Talk 10
Bartlomiej Czaplicki. Measuring phonological naturalness: Polish consonant mutations.
18:00 Conference closes
Thursday 17 09:30-11:00 Session 5 Chair: Edoardo Cavirani
09:30 Talk 11
Eva Zimmermann. Faded Copies: Reduplication as Sharing of Activity.
10:00 Talk 12
Irene Amato. Gorgia and Raddoppiamento Fonosintattico: when strength matters.
10:30 Talk 13
Hyunjung Lee. Born To Be Gradient: Predicting exceptions of Compound Tensing in Korean.
11:00 Coffee break
11:30-13:00 Session 6 Chair: Markus Pöchtrager
11:30 Talk 14
Jochen Trommer. A Harmonic Layer Account of Levantine Arabic Syncope.
12:00 Talk 15
Ezer Rasin. Feeding Duke of York derivations in Arabic and their architectural consequences.
12:30 Business Meeting
13:00 Lunch break
14:30-15:30 Session 7 Chair: Aaron Kaplan
14:30 Talk 16
Hyunjung Lee and Daniel Gleim. The Short Life Span of Laryngeal Sonorants in Korean.
15:00 Talk 17
Nazarré Merchant. Distance from the Edge: Using Border Points to Construct Topologies.
15:30 Coffee break
16:00 Poster session
Karolina Drabikowska. Labials, velars and velarised consonants – the element function revisited.
İpek Pınar Uzun and Özgür Aydın. A Pupillometric Study of Prosody-Syntax Interaction in Turkish.
Bethany Sturman. Lenition, learnability, and the P-map: An artificial grammar learning experiment.
Peter Rebrus, Péter Szigetvári and Miklós Törkenczy. Transparency and lexical strata.
Malgorzata Cavar and Steven M. Lulich. The role of the tongue root in palatalization: the softness distinction in Russian re-interpreted.
Mikolaj Nkollo. Towards phrasal attachment of European Portuguese proclitics. An empirical diachronic inquiry into syntax – phonology interface.
Marko Simonovic. Only slightly crazy! Phonologically restricted root allomorphy in Dutch, Slovenian and Serbo-Croatian.
Giovanna Marotta and Martina Turconi. Speech and music rhythm. A pilot study on sung language.
Ewelina Wojtkowiak and Geoff Schwartz. VOT and the shape of the Prosodic Hierarchy in Polish.
Sara Mackenzie. Allophony, neutralization, and structure preservation in Stratal OT.
Ruben van de Vijver. Phonetic detail in phonological representations: Evidence from Hungarian.
Giorgos Markopoulos. When Distributed Morphology meets Gradient Harmonic Grammar: A new approach to Greek stem allomorphy.
18:00 Invited talk 2
Will Bennett. When ‘better coverage’ isn’t enough: comparing theories of agreement & correspondence.
Presentation: Joachim Kokkelmans, Chair: Marc van Oostendorp
19:00 Conference closes
20:00 Conference dinner at Ristorante al Cristo
Friday 18 09:30-11:00 Session 8 Chair: Eva Zimmermann
09:30 Talk 18
Edoardo Cavirani and Silke Hamann. The phonological perception of voicing assimilation in Emilian dialects.
10:00 Talk 19
Markus Alexander Pöchtrager. Tense? (Re)lax! (A new formalisation for the tense/lax contrast).
10:30 Talk 20
Christian Uffmann. Evenk Management.
11:00 Coffee break
11:30-13:00 Session 9 Chair: Rachel Walker
11:30 Talk 21
Hui-Chuan Huang. Glide Strengthening in Atayal: Sonority Dispersion and Similarity Avoidance.
12:00 Talk 22
Aaron Kaplan. Noisy HG Models of Eastern Andalusian Harmony.
12:30 Talk 23
Anton Kukhto, Alexander Piperski and Sergey Knyazev. On the interaction of vowel reduction and stress clash in Russian nominal compounds.
13:00 Lunch break
14:30-16:00 Session 10 Chair: Adam Albright
14:30 Talk 24
Donald Alasdair Morrison. Accent and metrical structure in Scottish Gaelic.
15:00 Talk 25
Janne Lorenzen, Marie Christin Himmel and Baris Kabak. Structural concomitants of final vs. non-final stress reveal how two separate stress systems evolved in Turkish: Evidence from a database study.
15:30 Talk 26
Seunghun Lee and Reiko Aso. Building a heavy syllable with strong aspiration in Hateruma Yaeyama.
16:00 Coffee break
16:30 Invited talk 3
Martin Krämer. Interacting sonority hierarchies.
Chair: Barbara Vogt
17:30 Conference closes