Presentations

Invited Speaker

The Angus McIntosh Centre for Historical Linguistics Plenary Speaker, The Second Edinburgh Symposium on Historical Phonology, Edinburgh, 3-4 December 2015.

What Keeps a Historical Phonologist Up at Night? (2 x 1-hour)
Part I: Phonologization Part I slides, Part II handout
Part II: Structuralization Part II slides, Part II handout
List of references (parts I and II)

Meeting of the Philological Society, School of Oriental and African Studies, London, 13 February 2015.
Reconstructing Phonological Change in Latin: Evaluating Synchronic Motivations. Handout

Selected Conference Presentations

‘En[dj]uring [ʧ]unes or ma[tj]ure [ʤ]ukes?’ Palatalization in eighteenth-century English: Evidence from the Eighteenth-Century English Phonology Database, 9th Studies in the History of the English Language Conference (SHEL-9), Diachronic Phonology Workshop, Vancouver, Canada, 5-7 June 2015. Abstract
SURE-FEATURE handout, DEUCE handout, Handout (slides)

Pre-Classical Prevarication in Latin Feet: Stratal synchronic structure and discretionary diachronic development, 12th Old World Conference in Phonology, Barcelona, 27-30 January 2015. Abstract, Handout

(W)ho, w(h)en, w(h)ere, and w(h)at? The eighteenth-century pronunciation of ‘wh’. 18th International Conference on English Historical Linguistics (ICEHL18), KU Leuven, 14-18 July 2014. Abstract (see Beal & Sen 2014 for full paper)

Pre-Classical prevarication in Latin feet: Stratal Synchronic Structure and Discretionary Diachronic Development. CRC-Sponsored Summer Phonetics/Phonology Workshop, University of Toronto, 19 June 2014.

Inverse Compensatory Lengthening in Latin: Weight Preservation or Phonologisation? Symposium on Historical Phonology, University of Edinburgh, 13-14 January 2014. Handout with poster (See Syllable and Segment in Latin, Chapter 3)

The Lives of Latin Laterals: Reconstructing a Three-way Surface Specification. CUNY Conference on the Feature in Phonology, City University of New York, 16-18 January 2013 (oral paper),
and The 21st Manchester Phonology Meeting, University of Manchester, 23-25 May 2013 (poster). Poster, Abstract (see Syllable and Segment in Latin, Chapter 2)

(W)ho, w(h)en, w(h)ere, and w(h)at? The eighteenth-century pronunciation of ‘wh’. (With Joan Beal). Journée Parole 4: Walker and the English of his Time (18th c.–19th c.), University of Poitiers, 16-17 November 2012. Handout

Diachronic Motivations: Duration and Syllable Structure in Latin Vowel Reduction. The 20th Manchester Phonology Meeting, University of Manchester, 24-26 May 2012. Abstract (see Sen 2012b for full paper)

Using Neologisms to Test Theories of Speech Production. (With John Coleman, Greg Kochanski, Ladan Baghai-Ravary & Anastassia Loukina). British Association of Academic Phoneticians (BAAP) 2012 Colloquium, University of Leeds, 26-28 March 2012.

Stratal Synchronic Structure and Discretionary Diachronic Development: Pre-Classical Prevarication in Latin Feet. Synchrony and Diachrony: Variation and Change in Language History (The Philological Society Symposium), University of Oxford, 16-17 March 2012.

/hw ~w/at about a Phonological Corpus of Late Modern English? (With Joan Beal). The Phonology of Contemporary English. Variation and change (PAC 2012). University of Toulouse 2-Le Mirail, 1-2 March 2012.

The Littera-rule: Inverse Compensatory Lengthening in Latin. NINJAL International Conference on Phonetics and Phonology (ICPP 2011), Kyoto, 10-14 December 2011.

Feet and Phonological Levels in Early Latin. 8th Old World Conference in Phonology (OCP8), Marrakech, 19-22 January 2011.

‘Necro-Phonetics’: A Vowel-Duration Generalisation and the Evolution of Latin. 41st Poznań Linguistic Meeting, Gniezno, 23-26 September 2010.

Synchrony, Diachrony and Early Latin Feet. CUNY Conference on the Foot, City University of New York, 15-17 January 2009.

Diachronic Phonotactic Development in Latin: the work of syllable structure or linear sequence? CUNY Conference on the Syllable, City University of New York, 17-19 January 2008.

Selected Seminar Presentations

The interaction of synchronic procedure and prosodic structure: Iambic shortening in Latin. Phonology Group Meeting, Department of Linguistics, University of Toronto, 28 November 2014.

The Talking Dead: Fine phonetic detail in Latin sound change. York University, Toronto, DLLL Lecture Series in Linguistics, 6 November 2014.

Reconstructing Phonological Change in Latin: Reductionist versus Structural Explanation. Phonology Group Meeting, Department of Linguistics, University of Toronto, 21 March 2014.

Reconstructing Phonological Change in Latin: Reductionist versus Structural Explanation. Indo-European and Linguistic Theory Seminar, Faculty of Classics, University of Cambridge, 13 November 2013.

Diachronic Motivations: Duration, Undershoot and Syllable Structure in Latin Vowel Reduction. University of Edinburgh Linguistics Circle Colloquium, 9 February 2012.

Cinderella Syncope… Finding the Right Foot: the ever-changing motivations for Latin vowel deletion. London Phonology Seminar, UCL, 17 May 2011.

‘Necro-Phonetics’ and the Evolution of Latin Vowels. University of Sheffield English Research Seminar, 16 February 2011.

‘Necro-Phonetics’: Maddieson’s Universal and the Evolution of Latin Vowels. UCL Linguistics Seminar, 18 November 2009.

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