December 2nd at 1pm, Tommy will give a presentation on “Silent Heads and Pwd-Edges in Quebec French”. 


Abstract: In the first part of my talk, I present novel phonetic evidence from my corpus (Montreal metro annoucements) to support the theory of silent heads in French. With this theory, I will examine C-clusters at the edges of Pwds in Québec French, including words like [tabaʁnakl] > [tabaʁnak], [mnemɔnik], and the exceptional [sɛptʁ]. All data and analysis is completely novel, and not documented in any previous literature, therefore there is no reading for this talk.