Edwin Avalos (Linguistics '11) comps

May 2, 2011

Edwin Avalos (Linguistics, '11) will present his comps research on Wednesday, 4 May, at 4:00pm in CMC 209.

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Nasal spreading in theory: An Autosegmental and Optimality Theory approach
Edwin Avalos

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.

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A reception immediately follows this talk. All are invited to attend.