Programme: International Workshop on Pharyngeals and Pharyngealisation

March 26, 2009

12:00-13:00:         Arrival, registration, and lunch

13:00-13:15:         Ghada Khattab, Newcastle University & Mohamed Embarki, CNRS-Montpellier III: Introduction

13:15-14:00:         Ian Maddieson, University of New Mexico and Collégium de Lyon: “Typology and occurrence of pharyngeals and pharyngealization around the world

14:00-14:45:         Barry Heselwood, University of Leeds: “The problem of classifying and describing pharyngealsHandout

14:45-15:30:         Kimary Shahin, Qatar University: “The phonology of pharyngealsHandout

15:30-16:00:        Coffee break

16:00-16:45:         Chakir Zeroual, Faculté Polydisciplinaire de Taza, John Esling, University of Victoria, and Philip Hoole, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität: “Endoscopic, transillumination, EMA, and ultrasound study of emphatic, back, and labialised consonants of Moroccan ArabicHandout

16:45-17:30:         Janet Watson, University of Salford, and Alex Bellem, CBRL and University of Salford: “The phonetics and phonology of emphatics in MehriHandout

17:30-18:00:         Discussion

18:00-20:00:        Drinks reception and Poster session (in alphabetical order):

  1. Rana Almbark, University of York: “A sociophonetic study of pharygealisation in Syrian Arabic: gender and regional differences between Damascene and Aleppian dialects”. Handout
  2. Jalal Al-Tamimi, Newcastle University: “Effect of pharyngealisation on vowels revisited: static and dynamic analyses of vowels in Moroccan and Jordanian Arabic”. Handout.
  3. Alex Bellem, CBRL and University of Salford: “The ‘problem’ of Pharyngealisation and its role in the sound systems of North-East Caucasian Languages”.
  4. Noah Girgis, University of California: “Pharyngealised fricatives in Egyptian Arabic: heritage vs non-heritage speakers”. Handout
  5. Taoufik Gouma, Université Paris VIII: “Pharyngeal harmony in Moroccan Arabic: directionality, locality, and opacity”. Handout
  6. Sven Grawunder, Andre Müller, and Arsen Abduaev, MPI for Evolutionary Anthropology: “Pharyngealisation and pharygeals in Tsez”.
  7. Markus Hiller, University of Mannheim: “Pharyngeals and ‘lax’ vowel quality”. Handout
  8. Michael Kenstowicz, MIT, and Nabila Louriz, University of Hassan II: “Pharyngealisation in loanword adaptation”.
  9. Hussin Kriba, Newcastle University: “The role of locus equation in characterising CV coarticulatory patterns for the plain-emphatic distinction in Libyan Arabic”.
  10. Thomas Magnuson, University of Victoria: “A pharyngeal component in Kansai Japanese /r/ variants?Handout
  11. Tareq Maiteq, University of Edinburgh: TBC Handout
  12. Scott Moisik, John Esling, and Lise Crevier-Buchman, University of Victoria: “High-speed laryngoscopic evaluation of the effect of glottal parameter variation on aryepiglottic trilling”. Handout
  13. Karim Shoul, Université de Sorbonne Nouvelle: “Formants as cues for pharyngealisation perception in Oriental Moroccan Arabic”.
  14. Hanan Taqi, Newcastle University: “The realisation of (s) as [ sˁ] in Kuwaiti Arabic”. Handout

20:00-                 Workshop dinner


March 27, 2009

9:00-9:45:              John Esling, University of Victoria: “Pharyngeals in the language acquisition process”. Handout

9:45-10:30:            Asher Laufer, The Hebrew University: “Pharyngeal articulation in HebrewHandout

10:30-11:00:          Coffee break

11:00-11:45:          Slim Ouni & Yves Laprie, CNRS-Université de Nancy I: “Studying pharyngealisation using an articulographHandout

11:45-12:30:           James Scobbie, Queen Margaret University: “Ultrasound-based tongue root imaging and measurement”. Handout

12:30-14:00          Lunch break

14:00-14:45:          Rachid Ridouane, CNRS-Université Paris III: “Pharyngealisation and Pharyngeals in Tashlhiyt Berber: a descriptive and comparative study

14:45-15:30:           Zeki Hassan, University of Gottenbörg and Al-Zaytoonah University: “Some laryngeal and pharyngeal mechanisms observed in the realisation of emphatics and pharyngeal consonants in Iraqi Arabic Handout

15:30-16:00:          Coffee break 

16:00-16:45:          Mohamed Embarki & Ghada Khattab: “Discussion and new perspectives on studying pharyngeals and pharyngealisation”

16:45-17:00:          Closing message + Poster Prize