Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology

Bleaman publishes in American Speech

May 5, 2021

Congrats to Isaac Bleaman and Dan Duncan (Newcastle University) on the publication of their article "The Gettysburg Corpus: Testing the proposition that all tense /æ/s are created equal" in American Speech. Read it here!

Agostinho and Hyman publish in Probus

May 5, 2021

Congrats to Ana Lívia Agostinho and Larry Hyman on the publication of their article "Word Prosody in Lung’Ie: One System or Two?" in Probus! The article has just appeared online.


The Berkeley Phonetics and Phonology Forum ("Phorum") is a weekly talk and discussion series featuring presentations on all aspects of phonology and phonetics. 

We meet Friday 3-4pm on Zoom. Please email one of the organizers for the zoom link or to ask to be added to the mailing list (which will include relevant links).

Phorum is organized by Dakota Robinson and Anna Björklund. Our emails are respectively "dakota_robinson" and "aebjorklund"

Melguy & Johnson in JASA

April 13, 2021

Congrats to Yevgeniy Melguy and Keith Johnson on the publication of their article in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America!

Melguy, Y.V and Johnson, K. "General adaptation to accented English: Speech intelligibility unaffected by perceived source of non-native accent," Acoust. Soc. Am. 149 (4), April 2021, 2602-2614.

Beguš publishes in Phonology

March 2, 2021

Congratulations to Gašper Beguš on the publication of his article "Estimating historical probabilities of natural and unnatural processes" in Phonology! Click here to download the article (Open Access).

Berkeley linguists speak at Princeton Phonology Forum

March 1, 2021

Berkeley faculty Hannah Sande, Larry Hyman, and PhD alumni Gabriela Caballero, Florian Lionnet, and Nik Rolle will be giving talks at the upcoming Princeton Phonology Forum (Tone and Phonological Theory), taking place from March 19 to 21, 2021. The full program and schedule is available online, and the deadline for registration is March 18.

Gabriela Caballero: Tonal exponence and lexical-grammatical tone interactions in San Juan Piñas Mixtec
Larry Hyman: Allomorphy and Tonal Opacity at the Phrase Level in Kuki-Thaadow
Hannah Sande: Not all morphology is item-based: Evidence from three tonal processes
Nicholas Rolle & Florian Lionnet: Phantom structure: A representational account of floating tone association

Beguš publishes on languages of the Caucasus

January 19, 2021

Congrats to Gašper Beguš on the publication of his chapter "Segmental Phonetics and Phonology in Caucasian Languages" in the new Oxford Handbook of Languages of the Caucasus, edited by Maria Polinsky. (A free preprint is available here.)

NSF grant to Wilbanks and Johnson

December 10, 2020

Congrats to Eric Wilbanks, whose NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement grant (with Keith Johnson) is being recommended for funding! The project, titled "On-line Integration during Speech Perception", will involve several experiments tracking the time-course of sociophonetic perception, and includes funding for an improved eye-tracking set-up for the lab.

Sande joins the faculty

October 16, 2020
We are delighted to announce that Hannah Sande will be joining Berkeley Linguistics in January 2021! Hannah will begin teaching classes in Fall 2021, and will spend spring semester advising (remotely), and doing research.

Berkeley @ NELS 51

October 8, 2020

The program for the 51th annual meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (to be hosted virtually by the Université de Quebec à Montreal) has just been released, promising the following presentations by current department members and recent alumni:

  • Amy Rose Deal: 3-on-3 restrictions and PCC typology
  • Peter Jenks: Names as complex indices: On apparent Condition C violations in Thai
  • Laura Kalin and Nicholas Rolle (PhD '18): Deconstructing subcategorization: Conditions on insertion vs. position
  • Edwin Ko: Feeding agreement: Anti-locality in Crow applicatives of unaccusatives

Congrats all!