Edwin Avalos (Linguistics, '11) will present his comps research on Wednesday, 4 May, at 4:00pm in CMC 209.
Nasal spreading in theory: An Autosegmental and Optimality Theory approach
The phenomenon of nasal spreading provides a problem for theories of parallel evaluation. Taking a look at the derivational approach of Autosegmental Theory (Goldsmith 1973), we can try to emulate the process of autosegmental spreading so that we attempt to create a more comprehensive theory of phonology in Optimality theory.
A reception immediately follows this talk. All are invited to attend.