Jonathan Barnes

621 Commonwealth Ave., Room 119

Tel: 617-353-6222

Fax: 617-353-4641

Summer 2008 office hours:

By appointment

E-mail: jabarnes@bu.edu

 

 


 

Research and Professional Interests

  • Phonetics-phonology interface
  • Experimental approaches to synchronic and diachronic problems in phonology
  • Intonation, prosody
  • Speech perception
  • Slavic, Turkic, Uralic languages

Education

2002 Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley
1997 MA in Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley
1994 MA in Slavic Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley
1992 BA in Russian Language and Literature, Columbia University

Position

Associate Professor of Linguistics, Department of Romance Studies, and Program in Applied Linguistics, (2008- ).

(Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Department of Romance Studies, formerly Modern Foreign Languages and Literatures, and Program in Applied Linguistics, 2002-2008.)

Recent Publications

Barnes, Jonathan. 2006. Strength and Weakness at the Interface: Positional Neutralization in Phonetics and Phonology. Berlin/NewYork: Mouton de Gruyter.

 

Assorted Papers/Talks

Phonetics and phonology in Russian unstressed vowel reduction: A study in hyperarticulation. (Draft, submitted)

"The domain of realization of the L- phrase tone in American English" (with Stefanie Shattuck-Hufnagel, Alejna Brugos & Nanette Veilleux), Proceedings of Speech Prosody 2006, Dresden.

"Phonetics and phonology in unstressed vowel reduction: Russian and beyond", University of Massachusetts, Amherst. April 23, 2004.

"Vowel reduction in Russian: the categorical and the gradient", Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Boston, MA, January 11, 2004.

"The phonetic roots of phonological typology: final syllable vowels", MIT Speech Communication Group, November 19, 2003.

"Initial-syllable prominence: what is it and where does it come from?", MIT Phonology Circle, May 2, 2003.

"Phonetic analogy and schwa deletion in French" (with Darya Kavitskaya), Proceedings of the Twenty-Eighth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society. ed. by Julie Larsen and Mary Paster. Berkeley: Berkeley Linguistics Society. pp. 39-50. 2003.

"Moraicity and speech timing in Turkish and elsewhere", MIT Phonology Circle, November 2, 2001.

"Isochrony and vowel duration in Turkish", Yale University, October 26, 2001.

"Domain-initial strengthening and the phonetics and phonology of positional neutralization", North East Linguistics Society (NELS) 32nd Annual Meeting, CUNY Graduate Center & New York University, October 19-21, 2001.

"Syllable-weight isochrony in Turkish vowel duration", Conference on the Phonetics-Phonology Interface, ZAS, Berlin, October 12, 2001.

"Initial Syllable Prominence in Turkish", Trilateral Phonology Weekend, Stanford University, April 14, 2001.

"Stress and vowel-to-vowel coarticulation in Turkish" (with Sharon Inkelas, Andrew Dolbey, Jeff Good, Gunnar O. Hansson, Darya Kavitskaya, Orhan Orgun, Ronald Sprouse, and Alan Yu), Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Georgetown, January 4-7, 2001.

"The effects of stress on vowel-to-vowel coarticulation in Turkish" (with Sharon Inkelas, Andrew Dolbey, Jeff Good, Gunnar Hansson, Darya Kavitskaya, Orhan Orgun, Ronald Sprouse, and Alan Yu), 10th International Conference of Turkish Linguistics, Bogaziçi University, Istanbul, August 16-18, 2000.

"The Phonetics of Compensatory Lengthening: The Case of Slavic" (with Darya Kavitskaya), The Second Northwest Slavic Linguistics Conference, Berkeley, CA, March 10-11, 2000.

"Compensatory lengthening without moras: A study in phonologization" (with Darya Kavitskaya), Berkeley Linguistics Society 26, February 18-21, 2000.

 

Language Proficiency

English (native)
Russian (near-native)
Bulgarian (near-native)
Serbo-Croatian (advanced)
Turkish (advanced)
Macedonian (reading knowledge)
French (reading knowledge)
German (reading knowledge)
Old Church Slavonic (reading knowledge)
Hungarian (rusty)
Finnish (all but gone)

Israeli Hebrew (stalled)
Kurdish (stalled)
Scottish Gaelic (beginning...)

 

 

 



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