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Music Cognition Symposium - Guest Speaker: Laura McPherson (Dartmouth College)

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  • Location:
    Eastman School Howard Hanson Hall
  • Date:
    Saturday, November 18, 2017
  • Time:
    2:00 PM to 5:00 PM
Event Description

From her website: http://www.dartmouth.edu/~mcpherson/

"I am an Assistant Professor in the Linguistics program at Dartmouth College. I finished my Ph.D. at UCLA in 2014, with the dissertation Replacive grammatical tone in the Dogon languages, available for download under “Papers and handouts". My primary research interests lie in phonology, morphology, and fieldwork/language documentation. I published my first reference grammar, A Grammar of Tommo So, in 2013 based on fieldwork in Mali from 2008-2012. Current research projects include developing an automated computational tool for tonal annotation with Emily Grabowski (ATLAS: Automated Tone Level Annotation System), analyzing the linguistic underpinnings of a xylophone surrogate language, and fieldwork on Seenku (Mande, Burkina Faso) in preparation for my next reference grammar, supported by NSF Documenting Endangered Languages (BCS-1664355)."

The Music Cognition Symposium features presentations of ongoing work by invited guests, students and faculty at Eastman, University of Rochester, and Cornell University.  There will be discussion of readings and topics in music cognition.  Recent topics have included performance expression, probabilistic modeling, melodic expectation, and music-language connections.

This symposium is free and open to the public.

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