Paul Boersma's 2012 EGG course

The following paper (version 21) was published here on Tuesday 24 July 2012. This is the version that I will take to the school to use as handouts.

2012/07/24 Paul Boersma, Titia Benders, Klaas Seinhorst:
Neural network models for phonology and phonetics.
Additional material: the LabPhon 2012 presentation.

And here is the program:

Monday 30 July

You should at least have read chapter 1 of Boersma/Benders/Seinhorst. For background information on the OT version of the BiPhon model, which does all the nice things mentioned in chapter 1, you could have a look at:
2011 A programme for bidirectional phonology and phonetics and their acquisition and evolution.
In Anton Benz & Jason Mattausch (eds.), Bidirectional Optimality Theory, 33-72. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

Tuesday 31 July

You should at least have read chapters 2 and 3 of Boersma/Benders/Seinhorst.

Wednesday 1 August

You should at least have read chapter 4 of Boersma/Benders/Seinhorst.

Thursday 2 August

You should at least have read chapter 5 of Boersma/Benders/Seinhorst. For an earlier neural-network model of emergent perceptual magnets, you could read Guenther & Gjaja (JASA 1996): "The perceptual magnet effect as an emergent property of neural map formation." A very readable paper is Rumelhart & Zipser (1985): "Feature discovery by competitive learning." An OT paper on perceptual magnets is:

2003 Paul Boersma, Paola Escudero & Rachel Hayes:
Learning abstract phonological from auditory phonetic categories: An integrated model for the acquisition of language-specific sound categories.
Proceedings of the 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Barcelona, 3-9 August 2003, pp. 1013-1016.

Friday 3 August

You should at least have read chapters 6 and 7 of Boersma/Benders/Seinhorst. For the OT edition of auditory dispersion, you could have a look at:

2008 Paul Boersma & Silke Hamann:
The evolution of auditory dispersion in bidirectional constraint grammars.
Phonology 25: 217-270.

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