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Shelece EASTERDAY

Post-Doctorante

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shelece.easterday@cnrs.fr

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My research interests include phonological typology, language change, and linguistic complexity. I am particularly interested in rare and/or complex phonological phenomena, and investigate these in samples that include language families and regions which are traditionally underrepresented in our field.

I graduated from University of New Mexico in May 2017 with a Ph.D. in linguistics. My dissertation, entitled "Highly complex syllable structure: a typological study of its phonological characteristics and diachronic development," is a cross-linguistic study investigating the properties of and motivations behind rare syllable patterns in which long sequences of consonants occur.

At DDL I am working on a project entitled A typological investigation of the role of morphology in syllable complexity. This project explores interactions between morphology and syllable patterns in a diverse language sample, with the aim of addressing how different morphological processes and strategies may contribute to both synchronic variation in syllable complexity and the diachronic development of complex phonotactics.


FORMATION ET PARCOURS PROFESSIONNEL


 

Etudes

 

Formations

  • 2012: Institute on Collaborative Language Research (CoLang) and Amazigh practicum. Lawrence, KS, USA.

 

THÈMES DE RECHERCHE


 

Phonological typology

 

Linguistic complexity

 

Language change

 

Phonetics/phonology interface

 

Syllable structure

 

Speech rhythm

 

Holistic typologies of language

 

Indigenous languages of North America

 

Underrepresented language families and regions

 

Language endangerment

 

ACTIVITÉS SCIENTIFIQUES


 

2015: Student Committee Member, 11th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology. August 1-3, 2015; Albuquerque, USA.

 

2011: Steering Committee Member and Abstract and Program Chair, 18th Annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium. May 20-22, 2011; Albuquerque, USA.

 

2010: Co-organizer and Chair, 9th High Desert Linguistics Society Conference. November 4-6, 2010; Albuquerque, USA.

 

DISTINCTIONS OU FINANCEMENTS


 

2019: Joseph Greenberg Award, Association for Linguistic Typology

 

2017-present: LabEx ASLAN postdoctoral fellowship.

 

2017: Student Research Grant, Graduate and Professional Student Association, University of New Mexico.

 

2016: Russell J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Fellowship, Bilinski Educational Foundation.

 

2011: Joseph H. Greenberg Endowed Fellowship, University of New Mexico.

 

PARTICIPATION À PROJETS


 

2010-2017: Linguistic consultation for development of dictionary database of Nanbé Tewa and associated pedagogical materials. Nanbé Tewa Language Program, Nambe Pueblo, New Mexico, USA.

 

2009-2011: Project Assistant, development of Allophon database. With Joan Bybee. University of New Mexico, USA.

 

ENSEIGNEMENTS


 

2014-2016: Department of Linguistics, University of New Mexico, USA
Teaching Assistant

  • Phonological Analysis (40h) Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
  • Introduction to the Study of Language (40h); Fall 2014

 

PRINCIPALES PUBLICATIONS ET CONFÉRENCES
AFFICHER LA VERSION LONGUE / VERSION COURTE


Ouvrages
 

Easterday, S., 2019, "Highly complex syllable structure: A typological and diachronic study", 9, Berlin, Language Science Press, 616 p., Studies in Laboratory Phonology, 978-3-96110-194-8  (Open access from Language Science Press)  (Couverture)


Thèses et mémoires
 

Easterday, S., 2017, "Highly complex syllable structure: a typological study of its phonological characteristics and diachronic development", Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Linguistics, University of New Mexico (Available from UNM Digital Repository)


Articles de revues
 

Bybee, J. & Easterday, S., 2019, "Consonant strengthening: a crosslinguistic survey and articulatory proposal", Linguistic Typology, 23:2, pp. 263-302 (Licensed access)


Communications avec actes édités
 

Easterday, S., 2019, "Manner of articulation patterns in word-initial biconsonantal sequences: The effect of morphological context.", proc. of 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia, 05/08/2019-09/08/2019, Calhoun; Escudero; Tabain; Warren, S. (ed), Proceedings of the 19th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Melbourne, Australia 2019., pp. 1124-1127 (Available here)


 

Easterday, S., Timm, J. & Maddieson, I., 2011, "The effects of phonological structure on the acoustic correlates of rhythm."17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Hong Kong, August 17-21, pp. 623-626 (Available here)


Séminaires invités
 

Easterday, S., 2019, "Phonotactic complexity in interaction with other systems of language structure: some crosslinguistic patterns", Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing, Ludwig-Maximilians University of Munich, January 16


 

Easterday, S., 2018, "Phonotactic complexity and morphology: a typological perspective", Department of World Cultures, University of Helsinki, 17 December


Communications
 

Diaz Montenegro, E. & Easterday, S., 2019, "In search of the origin of complex phonotactic patterns in Spanish loanwords in Nasa Yuwe", Annual Meeting of the Society for the Study of Indigenous Languages of America, New York City, USA, 3-6 January, 2019


 

Easterday, S., 2018, "A crosslinguistic test of two common phonological generalizations: Underrepresented languages yield some unexpected patterns", 16èmes Rencontres du Réseau Français de Phonologie, Paris, France, June 27-28


 

Easterday, S., 2018, "Syllable typology and syllable-based typologies: Findings from the extremes of phonotactic complexity", Representing Phonotactics, satellite workshop of 16th Conference of the Association for Laboratory Phonology, Lisbon, Portugal, June 19-23


 

Easterday, S., 2018, "Exploring high rates of consonant strengthening in South America and Mesoamerica", 13th High Desert Linguistics Society Conference, Albuquerque, USA, 9-11 November, 2018


 

Easterday, S., 2017, "The relationship between syllable structure complexity and vowel reduction processes.", 2nd Conference of Phonetics and Phonology in Europe (PaPE), Cologne, Germany, June 12-14




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