RESEARCH IN THE PHONOLOGY LAB

The phonology laboratory began modestly in my kitchen. Click here for photos.

15/16

Engl. 476. Phonological Analysis: Looking at California vowels and having fun

 

14/15

Engl. 476. Phonological Analysis (Having fun)

 

13/14

Engl. 476. Phonological Analysis (Alaa and Amanda working in the phon. lab.)

        Research groups: Geminates in Arabic, Green Hmong and American English vowels

 

11/12

     Rebecca Milosevic (MA Thesis in Bilingualism)
    Early sequential bilingual VOT production: An acoustic study of word-initial stops in Spanish and English


10/11

     Rebecca Milosevic (English 476)
    Early bilingual acquisition of the voicing contrast in Spanish and English

Research presented at the Student Research Competition held at California State University, Chico (February 22, 2011), and at the annual systemwide Student Research Competition held at California State University Fresno (May 8, 2011).

Photo: Becky working on her presentation.


09/10

     April Pearce (BA in Linguistics )
    Friulian phonemes with a focus on vowel variation.

     Chris Albert (BA in Linguistics )
    An acoustic analysis of labialization in Jamaican creole.

     Jachin Reilley (TESOL Certificate )
    Sandawe: An ejective comparison.

     Liliana Juarez (BA in Linguistics )
    Dutch vowels: The phonetic difference of [Ø:] in Belgium Standard Dutch and Notherlantic Dutch.

    Carlos Jimenez (BA in Linguistics )
    Short and long vowels in the dialect of Zurich German.

    Sara Haskell (BA in Linguistics )
    The round vowel [Ø:] of the dialect of Hasselt compared with that of French.


 

08/09

    Engl. 476. Phonological Analysis

Languages analyzed: Keo, Tamil, Frulian, Zurich German, Brazilian Portuguese, Georgian, Mono, Jamaican Creole, Italian, Burmese, Nuuchahnulth, Chickasaw, Tilquiapan Zapotec, Indonesian.

Dialects analyzed: New Zeland English, Australian English, Liverpool English, Tyneside English.


07/08

   
Acoustic studies of tonal systems


06/07

    Sara Evans (BA in Linguistics)
    A case study in style shifting of diphthongs /ai/ and /ei/ from Midland to Northern California English Sara presented her research at the CSU Chico Student Research Competition (March 2007) and at the HFA Symposium (April 2007).

    Ela Thurgood
    An acoustic study of Anong, an endangered language spoken in China


    Engl. 476. Phonological Analysis. Production experiments

Languages analyzed: Mandarin Chinese, Japanese, Luganda, Maltese, Gileki, Farsi, Polish, Swedish.

Dialects analyzed: Dayton (Ohio), African American Vernacular English, Scottish English


05/06

    Becki Clifford (BA in Linguistics)
    Russian and Azerbaijani influenced English diphthongs: An acoustic study. Research presented at the CSU Chico Student Research Competition (February 2006).


    Engl. 476. Phonological Analysis. Production experiments. Phonology of second language acquisition. American dialects.

    Ela Thurgood
    Tonal systems


Spring, 2005

    Joan Jarrett (BA in Linguistics)
    Difference in Vowel Quantity:A non-native German Speaker of English Compared to Native California English Speakers. Research presented at the 19th annual systemwide Student Research Competition held at CSU Sacramento (April 2005).

   Rosemary Capps (MA student)
    A case study: Adjustments in English pronunciation by a native Slovak speaker. [I] to [i], diphthongs, and    syllable structure. Paper presented at the 19th annual systemwide Student Research Competition held at CSU Sacramento (April 2005).


Fall, 2004

    Engl. 226. Phonological Analysis

    Ela Thurgood
    Phonological system of Tsat, an endangered language spoken on the island of Hainon


Spring, 2004


    Lynnette Frette (MA Thesis in SLA Phonology)
    English vowels as produced by Russian speakers: An acoustic study in the phonology of English as a second language (MA Thesis)

    Corrie Wiens (BA in Linguistics)
    What makes a Hindi accent a Hindi accent? The production of English stops by a native Hindi speaker.
Corrie presented her paper at the 18th annual systemwide Student Research Competition held at CSU Northridge (April 2004).

    Ela Thurgood
    An acoustic study of Javanese vowels


Fall, 2003 Click here for photos.

   Engl. 226. Phonological Analysis. Research in the lab (click here for research topics).


Spring, 2003 Click here for a photo.


    Sophy Huck (BA in Linguistics)
    Perception of a Japanese speaker's English vowels
Sophy presented her paper at the 17th annual systemwide Student Research Competition held at CSU Stanislaus (May 2003).


Fall, 2002 Click here for photos.


    Kate Wray
    Thai speakers of English in different language communities: a phonological comparison (MA Thesis)
Kate presented her research at the Linguistics Colloquium Series (January 24, 2003).

    Engl. 226. Phonological Analysis. Perception studies.


Spring, 2002
   

    Affricates, fricatives, and geminate formation (ongoing research).


Fall, 2001

    Engl. 326. Phonology Laboratory.


Spring, 2001


    Sara Plummer (BA in English)

    The acoustic bases of perceived dialectal differences: A study of one American between dialects
Sara presented her paper at the 15th annual systemwide Student Research Competition held at San Jose State University (April 2001).