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Andrea Beltrama MindCORE Postdoctoral Fellow University of Pennsylvania   Imprecision and speaker identity: How social cues affect meaning resolution   Speakers’ descriptions can be associated with a varying margin of imprecision: an actual time of 2:57 could be reported precisely as “2:57″, or less precisely as “3 o’clock” (Lasersohn 1999 i.a.). This variability introduces an element […]

ILST Seminar: Taylor Jones

January 31, 2020
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM

Taylor Jones Department of Linguistics University of Pennsylvania   Regional Variation in African American English Accents after the Great Migration   Early work on African American English (AAE) described its phonology as remarkably uniform, however nearly five decades after the end of the Great Migration, is this still the case? In order to investigate this, […]