|| Kathleen Currie
Kathleen Currie Hall
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PhD, Ohio State University
MA, Ohio State University
BA, University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill
Biography / Academic Interests
Dr. Hall’s research focuses on answering questions in theoretical phonology (the sound systems of languages) using techniques from a wide variety of areas, including experimental phonetics, psycholinguistics, sociolinguistics, and semantics.
The questions Dr. Hall researches include the following:
• What discrete categories of sound do language users extract from a continuous acoustic signal?
• What relationships may hold between these sound categories in a given language?
• What patterns and processes apply to these categories?
• What linguistic information do these categories convey?
• How do language learners acquire these categories?
• To what extent are these categories, relationships, and processes psychologically
Scholarship / Publications
Language Files: An Introduction to Language and Linguistics, an introductory linguistics textbook (Dr. Hall was co-editor of the 10th edition, with Anouschka Bergmann & Sharon Miriam Ross)
Hume, Elizabeth, Kathleen Currie Hall, Andrew Wedel, Adam Ussishkin, Martine Adda-Decker, Cédric Gendrot, and Cécile Fougeron. (2011) “Anti-markedness patterns in French deletion and epenthesis: An information-theoretic account.” To appear in the Proceedings of the Berkley Linguistics Society.
Smith, E. Allyn, Kathleen Currie Hall, & Benjamin Munson. (2010) "Bringing semantics to sociophonetics: Social variables and secondary entailments." To appear in Laboratory Phonology 1(1), 121-155.
Munson, Benjamin, Kathleen Currie Hall, and E. Allyn Smith. (2009) "What makes a vowel sound gay? Using acoustics to resolve an apparent paradox." 157th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Portland, OR.
Boomershine, Amanda, Kathleen Currie Hall, Elizabeth Hume, and Keith Johnson. (2008) "The Impact of Allophony vs. Contrast on Speech Perception." In Contrast in Phonology: Perception and Acquisition, ed. Peter Avery, B. Elan Dresher, and Keren Rice, 146-172. New York: Mouton de Gruyter.
Hall, Kathleen Currie. (2007) "Pairwise Perceptual Magnet Effects." In Proceedings ofthe 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, ed. Jürgen Trouvain and William J. Barry, 669-672. Dudweiler: Pirrot GmbH.
Hall, Kathleen Currie. (2005) "Defining Phonological Rules over Lexical Neighbourhoods: Evidence from Canadian Raising." In Proceedings of the 24th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, ed. John Alderete, Chung-hye Han, and Alexei Kochetov, 191-199. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.