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Humanities Center

Digital Humanities Series: Paul Olejarczuk (English), “The lexicon as a source of phonological knowledge”

Wednesday, Apr. 10, 2019, 6–7 p.m.
Meriam Library 252

A good lexical database is an indispensable tool for linguists wishing to understand the sound patterns that characterize a given language. In this presentation, I will investigate a number of sound patterns of English by exploring a lexical database compiled at Carnegie Mellon University. I will use the findings to motivate hypotheses about the nature of linguistic knowledge, and present the results of experiments which test these hypotheses.