The Weekly Newsletter of MIT Linguistics

MIT at AMP 2018

The 6th installment of the Annual Meeting on Phonology, AMP 2018, took place at UCSD from October 5th to 7th. Presentations by current MIT students and faculty included:

  • Erin Olson (5th year): Pitch and vowel duration make schwa invisible to Passamaquoddy stress
  • Adam Albright (faculty): English vowel reduction is conditioned by duration, not stress
  • Edward Flemming (faculty): Systemic markedness in sibilant inventories

Several recent alums also presented: Gillian Gallagher (NYU), Sam Zukoff (Princeton University), and Feng-fan Hsieh (Chang National Tsing Hua University).