Visiting the Yucatan: more studies on Yucatec Mayan and Mexican Spanish

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Heya. There are no results yet, but Katrina Housel, Carlos Gomez Gallo, and I just came back from the Valladolid, Mexico where we piloted and ran 3 studies on Yucatec and 4 studies on Mexican Spanish.

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What’s up?

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Phew, time for a short update before I am off again.

  • Celeste Kidd just gave her first conference talk at Prosody08 on the pronunciation of function words, investigating the combined effects of availability-based production, redundancy avoidance, collocations, and prosody on the pronunciation of the English indefinite determiner “a”.
  • Carlos Gomez Gallo is about to present his work on a multi-modal corpus (video, sound, and plenty of linguistically useful annotation) at LREC08 in Marrakesh, Morocco. This work builds the foundation to Carlos’s CogSci paper (to be presented in July) on planning in language production above the level of the clause [paper].
  • Katrina Housel and Ting Qian are about to give there presentation at the University of Rochester Undergraduate Research Workshop. Katrina will talk about her work on the effect of phonological similarity between words in spontaneous sentence production; Ting will talk about his work on Constant Entropy in written Chinese and written English by Chinese speakers. Read the rest of this entry »