Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
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Meriam Library
Room 252

Presented by Paul Olejarczuk (English).

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.