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Broadly, I'm interested in phonological categories: What are they? How are they formed? What's the evidence for them? How do they relate to the phonetic substrate?  In more traditional terms, I study features, segments and inventories and the way they play together at the phonology-phonetics interface. 

My dissertation considered the class of voiced spirants (the voiced, non-sibilant fricatives), with a special focus on [v].  Specifically, I looked at how [v] and the remaining voiced spirants patterned phonetically, phonologically, and in terms of their distribution to consonant inventories with respect to the obstruent-sonorant divide.

I blog very occasionally about teaching, work/life (im)balance, and linguistics.

My dissertation can be downloaded here.

About Me

When I'm not linguisticating, I have the privilege and joy of experiencing the world through the eyes of my seven-year-old son, Anagnostis, and my four-year-old daughter, Athena. My husband Adam is a mathematician, so we named our dog Tarski, after the logician. I cook a lot, knit a lot, exercise daily, and try to read non-linguistics related material as often as possible.


© 2018 by Christina Bjorndahl.