Mancs at NWAV 45

Posted on November 10, 2016 by

Maciej Baranowski, Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero, PhD student George Bailey and PhD alum Danielle Turton have been in Vancouver this weekend for New Ways of Analysing Variation 45, presenting their paper Ahead but not faster: the effect of high token frequency on sound change. The paper also contains a nod to fellow Mancunians Kauhanen & Walkden’s model of the Constant Rate Effect.

George also presented solo on Velar nasal plus in the north of (ing)land, and dear departed Laurel MacKenzie was also there, talking about Variation, change, and child language learners: A case study of variable voicing in English plurals.

Happily, there were no old ways of analysing variation to be seen. Well done, Manchester!

Featured image: the Constant Wug Effect.