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Special Faculty (Teaching & Linguistic Pedagogy)

Department of Philosophy, CMU

2019 – present

Special Faculty (Adjunct)

Department of Philosophy, CMU

2018 – 2019


Visiting Scholar

Department of Philosophy, CMU

2014 – 2018


Ph.D.  Cornell University, Department of Linguistics, 2018

M.A.   University of Toronto, Department of Linguistics, 2008

B.Sc.   University of Toronto, Mathematics & Linguistics, 2007

Presentations, & Professional activities

Bjorndahl, C. and Gibson, M. (under revision) "C.A.R.E. Framework for Undergraduate Research.” Submitted to Language: Teaching Linguistics.

Implementing Eberly Center Signature Course initiative for 80-180 Nature of Language to develop online materials to enhance existing courses as part of CMU's COVID-19 response, with Mandy Simons and Thomas Werner, Summer 2020

Awarded CMU's Provost's Inclusive Teaching Fellowship, to diversify course content, 2020–2021.

"Laboratory in the Phonetics/Phonology Classroom". Manchester Phonology Meeting, Fringe Session, 'Teaching Phonology: State of the Art', (presentation) May 22, 2019.

(with Mark Gibson)

July 2020: Organizing satellite workshop at LabPhon 17: Pedagogical Approaches to Laboratory Phonology, with Mark Gibson and Jonathan Howell

2019–2020: Member of the inaugural Faculty Learning Committee, part of the NSF-funded, Linguistic Society of America initiative in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL)

Eberly Center Teaching & Learning Summits

"Using Gradescope to streamline grading in large classes". (Technology Enhanced Learning Demonstration) Eberly Center 2018 Teaching & Learning Summit

"How Can You Use Active Learning And iClickers To Make A Large Lecture Feel Like A Small Class?".  (Quickfire Interactive Talks) Eberly Center 2017 Teaching & Learning Summit


Bjorndahl, C. (under revision). “Voicing and frication at the phonetics-phonology interface: An acoustic study of English, Greek, Serbian, and Russian.” Submitted to The Journal of Phonetics.

Bjorndahl, C. (2015). "The Phonetics and phonology of segment classification: A case study of /v/" In The Segment in Phonology and Phonetics, Cairns, C. and Raimy, E. (Eds.)

Bjorndahl, C. (2013). "Phonetic properties of [v] in Russian, Serbian and Greek" Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics 133 (3607)


Tilsen, S., Zec, D., Bjorndahl, C., Butler, B., L'Esperance, M., Fisher, A., Heimisdottir, L., Renwick, M., and Sanker, C. (2012). "A Cross-linguistic Investigation of Articulatory Coordination in Word-initial Consonant Clusters". Cornell Working Papers in Phonetics and Phonology 51–81.


Bjorndahl, C. and Karshon, Y. (2010) "Revisiting Tietze-Nakajima: local and global convexity for maps". Canadian Journal of Mathematics 62 (5), 975-993.

Presentations & Posters

"Manner matters: Fricatives block V-to-V coarticulation more than oral and nasal stops". (poster) Linguistics Society of America, January 2–5, 2020, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA.
(with Mark Gibson and Kade Stewart)

"Peering into the Obstruent-Sonorant Divide: The view from /v/''. (invited) North American Phonology Conference, May 4, 2018, Montreal, Canada


"The Typology of Voiced Spirants and the Emergence of [sonorant]". (presentation) Manchester Phonology Meeting, May 28, 2016, Manchester, UK. 

"Ambiguity at the Interface: Asymmetries in Voicing Assimilation and the Case of Russian /v/". (presentation) University of Pittsburgh Linguistics Department Colloquium, October 23, 2015, Pittsburgh, USA.

"Intermediacy, Ambiguity and Categorization at the Phonetics-Phonology Interface". (presentation) Carnegie Mellon Psychology Department Brown Bag (PAL), March 21, 2015, Pittsburgh, USA.

"Triggers and targets in voicing assimilation: The inevitability of Russian /v/". Montreal-Ottawa-Laval-Toronto Phonology and Phonetics Conference (MOLT 2015), March 13–15, 2015, Toronto, Canada.


"The cross-linguistic phonological and phonetic identity of /v/". 12th Old World Conference in Phonology (OCP 12), January 28–30, 2015, Barcelona, Spain.


"The phonetic properties of [v] in Russian, Serbian and Greek" 21st International Congress on Acoustics 2013 (ICA 2013) June 2–7, 2013, Montreal, Canada.


"The Phonology and Phonetics of Ambiguity: A Case Study of /v/". (poster) The 13th Conference on Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon 13), July 27-29, 2012, Stuttgart, Germany.


© 2018 by Christina Bjorndahl.