Vowel dynamics in non-standard varieties

Thursday, 6 June 2024

This workshop is held in the context of the unibz-LMU project “New Perspectives on Diphthong Dynamics” which focuses on the vowel inventories of Sardinian and Tyrolean. The goal of our project is to provide a comprehensive description of the rich vowel inventories of these languages, particularly the numerous diphthongs. We further seek to contribute to our theoretical understanding of diphthongs in their relation to both monophthongs and vowel sequences (hiatus), which is crucial to deepening our knowledge of vowel types, synchronic vowel systems, the paths vowel systems take diachronically, as well as theories of speech production which rarely deal with the full range of different vowel types attested in languages. The goal for this workshop is to bring together experts in dialectology and phonetics working on Tyrolean, Sardinian, or related languages and present first results from our fieldwork.

The program

Thursday, 6 June 2024

9:00 - Greetings

9:30 - 10:15 Ioana Chitoran, Johanna Cronenberg (Université Paris Diderot - Paris 7)
To glide or not to glide - Acoustic characteristics of a diphthong/hiatus contrast in Romanian

10:15 - 11:00 Daniela Mereu (Università di Torino)
The phonology of Sardinian: historical developments and pattern of variation

11:00 - 11:30 - Coffee break

11:30 - 12:15 Alessandro Vietti (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)
An acoustic description of the vowels of Campidanese Sardinian

12:30 - 14:00 - Lunch break

14:15 - 15:00 Aleese Block (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München)
The vowel inventory of Tyrolean

15:00 - 15:45 Birgit Alber (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)
Tyrolean syllables under a typological perspective

15:45 - 16:00 - Coffee break

16:00 - 16:45 Alexander Glück (Free University of Bozen-Bolzano)
The Vowel System(s) of German Dialects in South Tyrol


Attendance is free, but registration is required. Follow the link below to complete the form and sign up.

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Thursday, 6 June 2024

University Club F6
Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Piazza Università - Universitätsplatz, 1
39100, Bolzano (ITALY)


Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München
Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing
Schellingstr. 3 D-80799 Munich

Free University of Bozen-Bolzano
Alpine Laboratory of Phonetic Sciences (ALPS)
Universitätsplatz 1 - piazza Università, 1
Italy - 39100, Bozen-Bolzano