Colloquium: Daniel McCloy

Dr. Daniel McCloy (University of Washington) will be giving a colloquium entitled “Evaluating phonological feature theories against EEG measures of speech perception.” All are welcome to attend.


Abstract: A language’s phonemes (abstract representations of its speech sound contrasts) are widely held to be structured in terms of “phonological features” — properties common to subsets of a language’s phoneme inventory.  In this talk I’ll describe recent attempts by neuroscientists to find evidence for phonological features in the brain, and my own research comparing recordings of neural activity during speech perception against three published phonological feature systems.


Note: This event *is* eligible to fulfill LOC requirements.