Draga Zec - Professor and Chair
My research focuses on phonological theory, a study of the principles that govern the patterning of sound in individual languages, as well as cross-linguistically. I have worked in several areas of phonology and its interfaces: on the moraic theory of syllable structure, the representation of pitch accent, and both the phonology-morphology and the phonology-syntax interfaces.
- Contextual Evidence for the Representation of Pitch Accents in Standard Serbian. With Elizabeth Zsiga. To appear in Language and Speech.
- Interface Effects: Serbian Clitics. With Molly Diesing. In Jeffrey Runner (ed.) Experiments at the Interfaces, Syntax and Semantics Volume 37, Emerald. To appear.
- Quantity Sensitivity. In van Oostendorp, Marc (ed.) Companion to Phonology. Blackwell. 2011.
- Phonological Consistency and Phonetic Variation: Tonal Alignment in Three Neo-štokavian Dialects. With Elizabeth Zsiga. Poster presented at LabPhon 12, University of New Mexico. 8-10 July, 2010.
- Interaction of tone and stress in Standard Serbian: phonological and phonetic evidence. With Elizabeth Zsiga. In Browne, Cooper, Fisher, Kesici, Predolac and Zec (eds.) Formal Approaches to Slavic Languages 18. Michigan Slavic Publications. 2009.
- Tone and Stress in Prominence Based Prosodic Systems." In Reich, J., Babyonyshev, M. and Kavitskaya, D. (eds.) Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 17. Michigan Slavic Publications. 2009.
- Review of Stephen R. Anderson, Aspects of the theory of clitics. Word Structure 2.1, 139-146. 2009.
- Clitic placement in Serbian: Corpus and Experimental Evidence, (with Molly Diesing and Dušica Filipović-Đurđević) to appear in Proceedings from Linguistic Evidence 2008, S. Featherson and S. Winkler (eds.), Mouton de Gruyter.
- Contextual Evidence for the representation of pitch accent in standard Serbian. With Elizabeth Zsiga. Poster presented at the Third Conference on Tone and Intonation in Europe. Lisbon, 2008.
- Tone and stress in prominence based prosodic systems, in Formal Approaces to Slavic Linguistics 17, Slavica Publishers, 2008.
- The prosodic word as a unit of poetic meter, in The Nature of the Word: Essays in Honor of Paul Kiparsky, K. Hanson and S. Inkelas (eds.), Cambridge: MIT Press, 2008.
- Clitics in the South Slavic languages: The view from the interfaces, (with Molly Diesing) Mario Einaudi Center for International Studies Working Papers 13-07, Cornell University, 2007.
- The syllable, in Handbook of Phonology, P. De Lacy (ed.), Cambridge University Press, 2007.
- Rhythmic alternation, in Encyclopedia of Linguistics, Elsevier Press, 2006.
- Prosodic differences among function words, in Phonology 22, 2005: 77-112.
- Acoustics of contrastive palatal affricates predict phonological patterning, (with Amanda Miller-Ockhuizen) presented at 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Barcelona, 2003.
- Prosodic weight, in The Syllable in Optimality Theory, C. R. Fery and R. van de Vijer (eds.), Cambridge University Press, 2003.
- Constraints on multiple feature occurrence, in Resolving Conflicts in Grammars: Linguistische Berichte, G. Fanselow and C. Fery (eds.). Sonderheft 11, 2002.
- The role of prosody in morphologically governed phonotactic regularities, in Working Papers of the Cornell Phonetics Laboratory 14: 249-276, 2000.
- Multiple sonority thresholds, in Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 8, T. H. King and I. A. Sekerina (eds.), Michigan Slavic Publications, Ann Arbor, 2000: 382-413.
- Footed tones and tonal feet: metrical constituency in a pitch accent language, in Phonology 16, 1999: 225-264