P-Side Research Group
P-Side Research Group
The P-side research group is for students with interests in research in phonetics and phonology. The group meets once a week during the fall and spring semesters.
A typical P-side meeting might consist of:
- one or two members giving an informal presentation of the current state of their research projects, followed by discussion and feedback from the group
- a practice talk or practice poster session by someone who is preparing to go to a conference
- group discussion of an article exploring a topic in phonetics or phonology
P-side participants are faculty, graduate students, and undergraduate students. If you are interested in joining the email list for P-side meetings and announcements, contact Elliott Moreton or Jen Smith.
Publications and presentations by P-side members
UNC student author names are bolded. (Update of this list currently in progress — January 2020.)
- Brinkerhoff, Mykel (2019). On subcategorization and Priority: Evidence from Welsh allomorphy. MA thesis, UNC Chapel Hill.
- Carter, William J. T. (2019). Explicit and implicit acquisition of opacity: initial evaluations of a dual-system model of grammar. MA thesis, UNC Chapel Hill.
- Hsu, Brian (2019). Exceptional prosodification effects revisited in Gradient Harmonic Grammar. Phonology 36: 225-263.
- Boone, Haley (2018). Phonetic motivation for diachronic sound change in Bantu languages as evidenced by voiceless prenasalized stop perception by native Somali Chizigula speakers. MA thesis, UNC Chapel Hill.
- Eisenbarth, Brent (2018). Reading lips and learning sounds: the effect of visual cue saliency on phonological production in a second language. MA thesis, UNC Chapel Hill.
- Hsu, Brian, and Karen Jesney (2018). Weighted scalar constraints capture the typology of loanword adaptation. In Proceedings of the 2017 Annual Meeting on Phonology, ed. by Gillian Gallagher, Maria Gouskova & Sora Yin. Washington, DC: Linguistic Society of America.
- Moeng, Emily (2018). The acquisition of phonetic categories. PhD dissertation, UNC Chapel Hill.
- Reynolds, Amy (2018). Evidence for increasing sensitivity to phonetic environments over time? The development of Karen refugee English. 92nd Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, January 6th.
- Muratani [Tashiro], Yuka (2017). Influence of poor-fit vowels on perception of consonants. MA thesis, UNC Chapel Hill.
- Reynolds, Amy (2017). Karen English: Refugee Life and Language in America. 91st Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), January 7th.
- Boehm, Jennifer and Amy Reynolds (2017). Generational Language Shift and the Linguistic Landscape: Refugee Language and Vitality. Southeastern Conference of Linguistics (SECOL) 84, March 6–10th.
- Moeng, Emily, Jennifer Boehm, and Amy Reynolds (2017). Defining ‘high quality’ tokens of tone in Mandarin Infant-Directed Speech. 91st Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), January 6th.
- Andino, Emily (2016). Grapheme-to-phoneme mapping in L2 and L3: Lexical and sublexical processing in reading aloud. MA thesis, UNC Chapel Hill.
- Moeng, Emily, Jennifer Boehm, and Amy Reynolds (2016). Modeling the interlanguage: The effect of frequency in the L2 acquisition of English consonant clusters. Proceedings of the Seventh Meeting of the Illinois Language and Linguistics Society (ILLS).
- Boehm, Jennifer, Emily Moeng, and Amy Reynolds (2015). Modeling English phonological structures: A case study of frequency effects in S’gaw Karen speakers. Southeastern Conference of Linguistics (SECOL) 82, April 9-11th.
- Broad, Rachel (2015). Accent placement in Japanese blends. MA thesis, UNC Chapel Hill.
- Moeng, Emily, Jennifer Boehm, and Amy Reynolds (2015). Modeling Frequency Effects in L2 Acquisition of English Consonant Clusters. Illinois Language and Linguistics Society (ILLS) 7, April 17-18th.
- Prickett, Brandon (2015). Complexity and naturalness in first language and second language phonotactic learning. MA thesis, UNC Chapel Hill.
- Reynolds, Amy (2015). Karen English: An emergent language community in the American South. Linguistics Society of the University of Georgia (LSUGA) 2, October 9th.
- Reynolds, Amy (2015). Karen English: A new American Southern Language Community. Southeastern Conference of Linguistics (SECOL) 82, April 9-11th.
- Powers, Anna (2014). Effects of the Weight-to-Stress Principle on English speakers learning Japanese prosody. MA thesis, UNC Chapel Hill.
- Prickett, Brandon (2014). The effect of complexity versus the effect of naturalness on phonotactic learning. Poster presented at the 22nd Manchester Phonology Meeting; University of Manchester, May 30.
- Smith, Jennifer L., Elliott Moreton, Katya Pertsova, and Rachel Broad (2014). Emergent noun faithfulness in novel English blends. Paper presented at the 22nd Manchester Phonology Meeting; University of Manchester, May 31. [handout]
- Reynolds, Amy (2014). Learning and Variability: A study into the role of variation in child language acquisition and learning models. North American Phonology Conference 8 (NAPhC 8), May 19–20th.
- Moeng, Emily (2014). Acquiring phonemes: Is frequency or the lexicon the primary cue? Paper presented at the 38th Annual Penn Linguistics Conference; University of Pennsylvania, March 28-30. To be published in the Proceedings of the PLC. [handout]
- Griffin [Boehm], Jennifer (2014). Modeling phonological variation across lexical categories: The case of Spanish –s aspiration. Paper presented at the 6th Illinois Language and Linguistics Society Conference; University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, April 4.
- Zhu, Siyun (2014). A study on Mandarin focus produced by English L2 learners. MA thesis, UNC Chapel Hill.
- Fischer, Lucia Lopes (2013). Sgaw Karen as spoken by a member of the local North Carolina community: A phonetic analysis and phonemic transcription. MA thesis, UNC Chapel Hill.
- Fuller, Matthew. (2013). On the special role of faithfulness constraints in morphology-sensitive phonology: The M-Faithfulness model. MA thesis, UNC Chapel Hill.
- Kohn, Mary E. (2013). Adolescent ethnolinguistic stability and change: a longitudinal study. PhD dissertation, UNC Chapel Hill.
- Pinta, Justin (2013). Lexical strata in loanword phonology: Spanish loans in Guarani. MA thesis, UNC Chapel Hill.
- Shaw, Katherine E. (2013). Head faithfulness in lexical blends: a positional approach to blend formation. MA thesis, UNC Chapel Hill.
- Moreton, Elliott, and Katya Pertsova (2012). Pastry phonotactics: Is phonological learning special? Paper presented at NELS 43; CUNY, October 19. [handout]
- Smith, Jennifer L. (2012). The obstruent sonority paradox as a markedness interaction effect. Paper presented at the 20th Manchester Phonology Meeting; University of Manchester, May 24. [handout]
- Griffin [Boehm], Jennifer (2012). Tying perception data and production frequencies together: The relationship between Puerto Rican Spanish in North Carolina and Panama City Spanish. Paper presented at 2012 Spanish Linguistics in North Carolina (SLINKI); UNC Wilmington, January 21.
- Moeng, Emily (2012). Do phonologically active classes warp the perceptual space? MA thesis, UNC Chapel Hill.
- Bakken, Anne (2011). Scandinavian interference on the /s~z/ voicing contrast in American English. MA thesis, UNC Chapel Hill.
- Drozdiak, Alice (2011). Identifying and describing prosodic domain interaction with duration and hyperarticulation. MA thesis, UNC Chapel Hill.
- Griffin [Boehm], Jennifer (2011). Variation and gradience in a noisy harmonic grammar with lexically-indexed constraints: The case of Spanish –s deletion and aspiration. MA thesis, UNC Chapel Hill.
- Kohn, Mary, and Charlie Farrington (2011). The socio-regional distribution of African American vowel systems in Piedmont, North Carolina. Paper presented at NWAV 40: New Ways of Analyzing Language Variation; Georgetown, October 29. [abstract]
- Reynolds, Amy (2011). Competing factors in phonological learning models: The acquisition of English consonant clusters. MA thesis, UNC Chapel Hill.