From April 11th-14th 2016, Faculty, Research Fellows, and DPhil students working on the WORDS project came together for a three-day intensive workshop on Morpho-Phonological Processing.
The workshop was held at Ettington Park, Stratford-Upon-Avon, and opened with a series of talks on the relationship between morphology and phonology, morphosyntactic interactions using neurophysiology, and underspecification. Afternoon talks focused on issues of degraded speech and place-feature mispronunciations.
Day two of the workshop focused on acquisition and the shape of the lexicon. Experiment reports were presented by the WORDS team, detailing recent behavioural, EEG, and eye-tracking work on asymmetries and assimilation.
We wrapped up the workshop on day three with a lively discussion on processing and perception. This workshop provided all who attended with a singular opportunity to share current work and discuss future approaches to research in the field of experimental linguistics.
Over the three days, there were presentations by: Aditi Lahiri, Vipul Arora, Henning Reetz, William Idsardi, Yuri Shtyrov, Matt Davis, Paula Fikkert, Joan Sereno, Carsten Eulitz, Linda Wheeldon, Swetlana Schuster, Allard Jongman, John Kingston, Colin Phillips, Kai Alter (also Newcastle), Nadja Althaus, Janette Chow, Sandra Kotzor, Adam Roberts (NTU Singapore), Allison Wetterlin (also Adger), and Beinan Zhou.
Other participants included: Matt Husband, Janet Pierrehumbert, Holly Kennard, Stephen Politzer-Ahles, Christos Pliatsikas, Noriko Tanigawa, Hilary Wynne and Cong Zhang.