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Special Faculty, Department of Philosophy, CMU

2018 – present


Visiting Scholar, Department of Philosophy, CMU

2014 – 2018


PhD  Cornell University, Department of Linguistics, 2018

MA   University of Toronto, Department of Linguistics, 2008

BSc   University of Toronto, Mathematics & Linguistics, 2007


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)[paper]


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. [pdf]


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

Presentations & Posters

Bjorndahl, C. & Gibson, Mark.  "Laboratory in the Phonetics/Phonology Classroom". Manchester Phonology Meeting, Fringe Session, 'Teaching Phonology: State of the Art', May 22, 2019. [slides]

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

Bjorndahl, C. “The Typology of Voiced Spirants and the Emergence of [sonorant]". Manchester Phonology Meeting, May 28, 2016, Manchester, UK. 

Bjorndahl, C. "Ambiguity at the Interface: Asymmetries in Voicing Assimilation and the Case of Russian /v/". the Case of Russian /v/”. , October 23, 2015, Pittsburgh, PA.

Bjorndahl, C. "Intermediacy, Ambiguity and Categorization at the Phonetics-Phonology Interface". PAL Talk (CMU Psychology Department Brown Bag), March 23, 2015, Pittsburgh, PA. 

Bjorndahl, C. "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.

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

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

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


© 2018 by Christina Bjorndahl.