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Old World Conference in Phonology I

A three-day conference at Leiden University, jointly organized by ULCL and the Meertens Institute on January 9-11, 2003, partly devoted to the special theme of segmental phonology.

Dates: 9-11 January, 2003 (Thursday-Saturday)
Location: Building 1175, room 147, Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden (see also local information)
Presentations will be 30 minutes + 15 minutes for questions, discussion, feedback.
Workshop presentations will be 20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion. In addition, there will be a general discussion session after the two workshops.

Organisers: Rob Goedemans, Stella Grillia, Jeroen van de Weijer and Marc van Oostendorp

Keynote speakers: G.N. Clements (CNRS, Paris) (confirmed) and T.A. Hall (University of Leipzig) (confirmed).

The conference programme appears here.

We are pleased to acknowledge sponsoring from the Leiden University Fund (LUF), as well as from ULCL and Meertens Institute.

Pictures from the conference appear here.


The conference theme will be:

Segmental phonology

The phonological segment is one of the oldest traditional topics of study, yet many questions remain unresolved. How abstract is the internal structure of the phonological segment? What is the status of feature geometry, for instance, or the phonological skeleton in more recent constraint-based frameworks? What is the current consensus on the set of distinctive features?

Besides the main conference, there will be room for two workshops. One workshop will be onm nasality, the other on laryngeal features. The workshop papers have been selected from the submitted abstracts.

We plan to publish a book on the topic of segmental phonology, including selected papers presented during the conference.

Dates: 9-11 January, 2003 (Thursday-Saturday) 
Presentations will be 30 minutes + 15 minutes for questions, discussion, feedback. 

Registration fee: EUR 50,- (EUR 25,- for students and PhD students), which includes the programme booklet, one buffet reception, coffee/tea during the conference, one lunch and a conference dinner.

Five double rooms have been reserved for conference participants in the University's International Centre at Rapenburg 6, very close to the conference venue, from Wednesday 8 January until Sunday 12 January, i.e. four nights). These rooms are EUR 38 per night (EUR 19 per person). Three rooms have so far been taken. If you would like to share such a room, please contact the organizers at an early stage. Other participants may want to consult a list of hotels in the Leiden area.

Organizers: Rob Goedemans (Leiden University), Jeroen van de Weijer (Leiden University/NIAS) and Marc van Oostendorp (Meertens Instituut).

Note for speakers: a beamer and overhead projector will be available in the conference room. It is safest to bring your own laptop if you would like to give an electronic presentation. Contact the organisers if you wish to test the facilities before your talk.

Note: it will not be possible to use a beamer in either of the two workshops.



Editors: Rob Goedemans and Jeroen van de Weijer
Tel. 31-71-527 2101; E-mail
Last update:
01/14/03 09:39