Micro-Workshop on Cyclic Optimization

May 18 2018, 14:00-18:00
Institut für Linguistik
H1 5.16 (Seminarraum), GWZ
Universität Leipzig


Cyclic computation and optimization are the two core primitives of contemporary grammatical theory, but only a fraction of the research in this area addresses their interaction. The goal of this workshop is the further development of recent results in theoretical grammar which suggest that formal systems inherently combining cyclic structure building and optimization achieve an added level of explanation which is not available to either mechanisms alone: Cyclic computation substantially restricts the search space of optimization processes, and optimization allows a principled account for the variable timing and size of cycles.


14:00-14:20Ricardo Bermúdez-Otero Nonuniformity in Cyclic Phonological Frameworks: Strata vs. Cophonologies
14:20-14:40Andrew MurphyCumulativity and Seriality
14:40-15:00Daniel GleimIntermorphemic Agreement in Acoma
15:00-15:40Coffee Break
15:40-16:00Jochen TrommerThe Layered Phonology of Levantine Arabic Syncope
16:00-16:20Fabian HeckMotivation for Strict Cyclicity in Syntax
16:20-16:40Eva ZimmermannSerial Computation of Accent in Mayo
16:40-18:00Final Discussion


Jochen Trommer
Institut für Linguistik
Universität Leipzig

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