Abby Cohn - Professor and Director of Undergraduate Studies
My research focuses primarily on phonetics and phonology and their interaction. Often, phonetics and phonology are viewed as distinct areas of study. Yet there is an implicit relationship between phonology --the abstract representation and patterning of sounds as part of a sound system, and phonetics-- the physical output. The nature of this relationship has been at the center of my current research, in which I have investigated both processes and representations within phonology and phonetics. Methodologically Laboratory Phonology has offered new approaches to investigating the interface. With respect to language area, I have a particular interest in Indonesian languages and French.
- Ling 2221 - Language and Society
- Ling 4401 - Phonology I
- Ling 4402 - Phonology II
- Ling 6600 - Field Methods
- Ling 6601 - Topics in Phonological Theory: Articulatory Phonology [F10]
- Ling 6604 - Research Workshop
- Ling 7700 - Seminar in Phonology: Phonology and the Lexicon - co-taught with M. Wagner [S07]
- Ling 7702 - Reading Course: Geography, movement, and exchange: Crops, Language, and History - co-taught with J. Whitman, S. McCouch, and M. Fiskesjö [S10]
- Oxford Handbook of Laboratory Phonology (with Cecile Fougeron and Marie Huffman), Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Selected Articles and Book Chapters
- "Introduction," in A. Cohn, C. Fougeron, and M. Huffman (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Laboratory Phonology. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 1-7, 2012.
- "Features, Segments, and the Sources of Phonological Primitives," in G. N. Clements and R. Ridouane (eds.) Where Do Features Come From? Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 15-41, 2011.
- "Partially-nasal segments," (with Anastasia Riehl) in M. van Oostendorp C. Ewen, E. Hume and K. Rice (eds.) The Blackwell Companion to Phonology. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell, 2011.
- "Laboratory Phonology: Past Successes and current questions, challenges, and goals," in C. Fougeron, B. Kühnert, M. D'Imperio, N. Vallé (eds.) Laboratory Phonology 10. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton, pp. 3-29, 2011.
- Complexity in phonetics, phonology, gradience, categoriality, and naturalness, (with Ioana Chitoran) in F. Pellegrino, E. Marsico, I. Chitoran & C. Coupé (eds.) Approaches to Phonological Complexity, Phonology & Phonetics Series. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyer, pp: 21-46, 2009.
- Is there gradient phonology?, in Gradience in Grammar: Generative Perspectives, G. Faneslow, C. Fery, R. Vogel, and M. Schlesewsky (eds.), Oxford: OUP, pp. 25-44, 2006.
- Phonology, in Handbook of Linguistics, M. Aronoff and J. Rees-Miller (eds.), Oxford: Blackwells, pp. 180-212, 2001.
Selected Conference Proceedings
- Truncation in Indonesian: Evidence for violable minimal words and AnchorRight, in Proceedings of NELS 34, Volume 1, pp. 175-189, 2005.
- Development of Initial Clusters in American English by Fraternal Twins: An Acoustic Study, (with E. Kishel) in 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences Proceedings, pp. 1991-1994, 2003.
- "The phonetic realization of singleton-geminate contrasts in three languages of Indonesia," (with William Ham and Robert Podesva) 14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences Proceedings, pp. 587-590, 1999.
- "Sesquisyllabes of English: The structure of vowel-liquid sequences," (with Lisa Lavoie) 14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences Proceedings, pp. 109-112, 1999.
- The phonetics-phonology interface revisited: Where's phonetics?, in Texas Linguistic Society 1998 Conference Proceedings, pp. 25-240, 1998.
Selected Working Papers and Manuscripts
- "The Internal Structure of Nasal-Stop Sequences: Evidence from Austronesian," (with Anastasia Riehl).
- "Phonetics in phonology and phonology in phonetics," Working Papers of the Cornell Phonetics Laboratory 16, 2008.
- "Phonological structure and phonetic duration: The role of the mora," Working Papers of the Cornell Phonetics Laboratory 15: 69-100, 2003.
- "Alignment and Parallelism in Indonesian Phonology," Working Papers of the Cornell Phonetics Laboratory 12: 53-137. [Also available from http://roa.rutgers.edu/index.php3 #2 5-0894]
- "Sonorant devoicing and the phonetic realization of [Spread Glottis] in English," (with Ayako Tsuchida and Masanobu Kumada) Working Papers of the Cornell Phonetics Laboratory 13: 167-181, 2000.