Here is the conference program; note that all talks will be in 103 OXLEY HALL (1712 Neil Avenue), on the OSU campus:

Sunday, February 18, 2018

9:30-10:00       Coffee and doughnuts

10:00-11:00     Keynote 1 – Rebecca Morley: Locality and predictivity

11:00-11:30     Syed-Amad Hussain, Micha Elsner and Amanda Miller: Lexical networks in !Xung and Ju

11:30-12:00     Jeff Parker, Robert Reynolds and Andrea D. Sims: The role of language-specific network properties in shaping inflectional irregularity

12:00-1:30       Lunch

1:30-2:30         Keynote 2 – Morten Christiansen: Language evolution through the bottleneck: From milliseconds to Millennia

2:30-3:00         Ryan Lepic: Chunking in American Sign Language

3:00-3:30         Ryan King and Natasha Abner: Representation of event structure in the manual modality: Evidence for a universal mapping bias

3:30-4:00         Break

4:00-4:30         Betsy Pillion and Jason Riggle: Paralinguistic clicks may be universal

4:30-5:30         Keynote 3 – Juliette Blevins: Phonological sonority scales as emergent properties of grammar

5:30-6:30         Reception


Monday, February 19, 2018

9:30-10:00       Coffee and doughnuts

10:00-11:00     Keynote 4 – Elliott Moreton and Jeff Mielke: Channel bias, inductive bias, and phonological typology (I)

11:00-11:15     Break

11:15-12:15     Keynote 5 – Jeff Mielke and Elliott Moreton: Channel bias, inductive bias, and phonological typology (II)

12:15-1:45       Lunch

1:45-2:15         Charlie O’Hara: Soft typology of coda place of articulation distributions requires synchronic constraints

2:15-2:45         William Carter: Preferential attachment in the emergence of phonological grammars

2:45-3:15         Klaas Seinhorst: Phonological conspiracies: independent causes of regularisation in sound systems

3:15-3:45         Yiyun Zhao: Synonyms are lost during cultural transmission without an explicit bias against synonyms

3:45-4:15         Break

4:15-4:45         Coral Hughto:  Emergent avoidance of cumulativity and variability in phonological typology

4:45-5:15         Savithry Namboodiripad: Learning and use in multilingual contexts as a partial contributor to linguistic universals

5:15-5:45         Aaron Golish and Anna Patterson: Evolving task-specific languages: A unique opportunity for cross-disciplinary linguistic research and language creation