Linguistics conference

International scholars to participate in workshop at UD

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3:42 p.m., Nov. 27, 2012--The University of Delaware's Department of Linguistics and Cognitive Science will host a conference this week that is expected to bring together internationally known scholars and researchers.

Speakers and participants will discuss the nature of stress and accent in the world's languages, as well as methods of studying natural language.

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"Words and phrases in many languages exhibit distinct rhythmic patterns, which are called stress patterns or accent patterns," said Jeffrey Heinz, associate professor of linguistics and cognitive science and an organizer of the conference. 

"Over the past several decades, both field linguists and theoretical linguists have endeavored to understand the nature of these patterns in individual languages and the range of variation that exists across languages in order to identify significant properties of human speech, languages and minds."

The conference, which begins Thursday afternoon, Nov. 29, and continues through Saturday, Dec. 1, is a follow-up to workshops held in 2010 and 2011 at the University of Connecticut, where Harry van der Hulst collaborates with Heinz. It is supported by a collaborative grant from the National Science Foundation.

Those attending the UD conference include linguists from Brazil, Germany, the Netherlands and Canada as well as such U.S. institutions as Yale University and the universities of Chicago, Pennsylvania and California at Los Angeles (UCLA).

Advance registration for the conference has closed, and space is very limited, but some seats may be available. For more information, visit the website.

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