Phonology in the North East (PhoNE) 2019

General information

PhoNE (Phonology in the NorthEast) is the current incarnation of a series of annual graduate student conferences in Phonology that rotate between Yale, MIT, UMASS, NYU, Rutgers, and Johns Hopkins. Yale last hosted in 2015. For a list of past meetings, see this list of previous meetings compiled by Maria Gouskova.

Date: April 13, 2019

Watson Center, room A-60 (Yale map)
60 Sachem Street
New Haven, CT 06511

Talks will be 20 minutes long, followed by a 10 minute question period.


9:30 Breakfast

10:25 Welcome

10:30–11:30 Session I (Chair: Sarah Babinski)

  • 10:30 Alicia Chatten (NYU): A Typology of Phenomenal Accent Patterns
  • 11:00 Tadjou-N’Dine Mamadou Yacoubou (Rutgers): Word-level Accent in Zarma

11:30–11:45 Coffee break

11:45–12:45 Session II (Chair: Marisha Evans)

  • 11:45 Chris Oakden (Rutgers): Spreading, Copying, and Notational Equivalence in Tonal Geometry
  • 12:15 Christopher Geissler (Yale): Phonetic timing and Tibetan consonant, vowel, and tone contrasts

12:45-2:00 Lunch

2:00–3:00 Session III (Chair: Jared Sharp)

  • 2:00 Kate Mooney (NYU): Unifying Phonological and Prosodic Repair: Metathesis and Epenthesis in Uab Meto
  • 2:30 Jon Rawski and Hossep Dolatian (Stony Brook): Phonological Locality in Root-and-Pattern Morphology

3:00-3:15 Coffee break

3:15–4:15 Session IV (Chair: Christopher Geissler)

  • 3:15 Andrew Lamont (UMass): Parsing feet in Directional Harmonic Serialism
  • 3:45 Samuel Andersson (Yale): Shut Your Mouth!: A new explanation for changes in final nasals

4:15 Business Meeting


Several Yale-owned lots close to the venue offer free parking on weekends. Those closest to the venue include the OISS parking lot (455 Temple St.) and the Trumbull St visitor lot (84 Trumbull St.). More information on parking is available here.


This workshop was made possible with generous funding from the Flint Fund and from the Yale Graduate and Professional Student Senate (GPSS).