Dernière mise à jour : 23/02/2018

Shelece EASTERDAY

  • Post-Doctorante

 04 72 72 64 59

 shelece.easterday@cnrs.fr

  • Equipes :
  • Description, Typologie, Terrain




 PRÉSENTATION

  • My research interests include phonological typology, language change, and linguistic complexity. I am particularly interested in rare and/or complex phonological phenomena, and investigate these in samples that include language families and regions which are traditionally underrepresented in our field.

    I graduated from University of New Mexico in May 2017 with a Ph.D. in linguistics. My dissertation, entitled "Highly complex syllable structure: a typological study of its phonological characteristics and diachronic development," is a cross-linguistic study investigating the properties of and motivations behind rare syllable patterns in which long sequences of consonants occur.

    At DDL I am working on a project entitled A typological investigation of the role of morphology in syllable complexity. This project explores interactions between morphology and syllable patterns in a diverse language sample, with the aim of addressing how different morphological processes and strategies may contribute to both synchronic variation in syllable complexity and the diachronic development of complex phonotactics.

 FORMATION ET PARCOURS PROFESSIONNEL

  • Etudes
    • 2011-2017: Ph.D. Linguistics, University of New Mexico, USA.
      Dissertation: Highly complex syllable structure: a typological study of its phonological characteristics and diachronic development.
      Committee: Caroline Smith (chair, University of New Mexico), William Croft (University of New Mexico), Joan Bybee (University of New Mexico), Ian Maddieson (University of New Mexico and University of California, Berkeley), and Ioana Chitoran (Université Paris Diderot).
    • 2008-2010: M.A. Linguistics, University of New Mexico, USA.
    • 2000-2004: B.S. Physics, University of Notre Dame, USA.
  • Formations
    • 2012: Institute on Collaborative Language Research (CoLang) and Amazigh practicum. Lawrence, KS, USA.

 THÈMES DE RECHERCHE

  • Phonological typology
  • Linguistic complexity
  • Language change
  • Phonetics/phonology interface
  • Syllable structure
  • Speech rhythm
  • Holistic typologies of language
  • Indigenous languages of North America
  • Underrepresented language families and regions
  • Language endangerment

 ACTIVITÉS SCIENTIFIQUES

  • 2015: Student Committee Member, 11th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology. August 1-3, 2015; Albuquerque, USA.
  • 2011: Steering Committee Member and Abstract and Program Chair, 18th Annual Stabilizing Indigenous Languages Symposium. May 20-22, 2011; Albuquerque, USA.
  • 2010: Co-organizer and Chair, 9th High Desert Linguistics Society Conference. November 4-6, 2010; Albuquerque, USA.

 DISTINCTIONS OU FINANCEMENTS

  • 2017-present: LabEx ASLAN postdoctoral fellowship.
  • 2017: Student Research Grant, Graduate and Professional Student Association, University of New Mexico.
  • 2016: Russell J. and Dorothy S. Bilinski Fellowship, Bilinski Educational Foundation.
  • 2011: Joseph H. Greenberg Endowed Fellowship, University of New Mexico.

 PARTICIPATION À PROJETS

  • 2010-2017: Linguistic consultation for development of dictionary database of Nanbé Tewa and associated pedagogical materials. Nanbé Tewa Language Program, Nambe Pueblo, New Mexico, USA.
  • 2009-2011: Project Assistant, development of Allophon database. With Joan Bybee. University of New Mexico, USA.

 ENSEIGNEMENTS

  • 2014-2016: Department of Linguistics, University of New Mexico, USA
    Teaching Assistant
    • Phonological Analysis (40h) Spring 2016, Fall 2015, Spring 2015
    • Introduction to the Study of Language (40h); Fall 2014

 PRINCIPALES PUBLICATIONS ET CONFÉRENCES

  • Thèses et mémoires
    • Easterday, S., 2017, "Highly complex syllable structure: a typological study of its phonological characteristics and development.", Ph.D. dissertation, Department of Linguistics, University of New Mexico

  • Communications avec actes édités
    • Easterday, S., Timm, J. & Maddieson, I., 2011, "The effects of phonological structure on the acoustic correlates of rhythm."17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Hong Kong, August 17-21, pp. 623-626

  • Communications
    • Easterday, S., 2017, "The relationship between syllable structure complexity and vowel reduction processes.", 2nd Conference of Phonetics and Phonology in Europe (PaPE), Cologne, Germany, June 12-14

    • Easterday, S., 2017, "Highly complex syllable structure: a motivated and stable feature.", IPS Workshop on Abstraction, Diversity, and Speech Dynamics, Herrsching am Ammersee, Germany, May 3-5

    • Easterday, S., 2017, "Elaborating upon the 'consonantal' versus 'vocalic' phonological typology", 12th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology, Canberra, Australia, December 12-14

    • Easterday, S., 2015, "Phonological correlates of highly complex syllable structure", 11th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology, Albuquerque, USA, August 1-3

    • Easterday, S. & Napoleão de Souza, R., 2015, "Is there evidence for a hierarchy in the synchronic patterning of syllable onsets?", 11th Conference of the Association for Linguistic Typology, Albuquerque, USA, August 1-3