Works in the Works: The Phonologist’s Craft—and Obligation

A talk by Ann Delilkan

After determining the number of meaning-creating sounds (also known as ‘phonemes’) in a language, generative phonologists aim to formulate the abstract rules understood by native speakers that govern how those sounds combine to generate words. In this presentation, I describe a set of such rules and outline the empirical testing that must follow their formulation, for them to have both scientific validity and real world value.

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Works in the Works

Humanities Seminar: Works in the Works: Presented by Prof. Ann Delilkan – “Old Challenge + Revisited Structure = Solution?”

Date: February 17, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM – 2:15 PM
Room: A631

Open To: Students, Faculty & Staff, CUNY

Event Description
“Old Challenge + Revisited Structure = Solution?: Tackling overlapping segments in an Austronesian language–again”
Prof. Ann Delilkan shares her research in the area of phonology.