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Lev Blumenfeld

Associate Professor (Linguistics); Undergrad Advisor ALDS/LING

Degrees:PhD (Stanford)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 8708
Office:257 Paterson Hall
(Office hours: Tuesdays 1-2:30)

Research Interests

  • Phonology
  • Optimality Theory
  • Prosody, metrics
  • Greek and Latin linguistics
  • Oceanic languages, especially Nauruan

Research Grants


Current course information for this faculty member can be found by searching the Carleton Central/Public Schedule by Term and Name.

Courses previously taught

  • LING 3002: Phonology I
  • LING 2001: Phonetics
  • LING 3101: Historical Linguistics
  • LING 4001: Phonology II

Recent Publications

2016. (with Ida Toivonen). A featural paradox in Votic harmony. Natural language and linguistic theory 34(1): 1-16.

2016. End-weight effects in verse and language. Studia metrica et poetica.

2016. Generative metrics: an overview. Language and linguistics compass.

(2015) Meter as faithfulness, Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 33:79–125

(2012) Vowel-zero alternations in Russian prepositions: prosodic constituency and productivity. In Russian Language Studies in North America, ed. by Veronika Makarova. London: Anthem Press. 43-70.

(2011) Abstract similarities between Greek and Latin dialogue meters. In Frontiers in comparative prosody, ed. by Mihhail Lotman and Maria-Kristiina Lotman. Peter Lang. 275-294.

(2011) Coercion and minimality. The Linguistic Review 28(2): 207-240.

(2009) Meter as faithfulness. Proceedings of the Chicago Linguistic Society 46.

(2008). On shallow and deep minimality. Proceedings of the Berkeley Linguistics Society 34, Berkeley, CA.

(2006). Constraints on phonological interactions . PhD Thesis, Stanford University. Available on ROA.

(2004). Too many solutions: how prosody and segments interact. Proceedings of CLS 41, Chicago, Illinois.

(2003). Tone-to-stress and stress-to-tone: Ancient Greek accent revisited. Proceedings of BLS 30, Berkeley, California.

(2003). Counterfeeding, Derived Environment Effects, and Comparative Markedness. Theoretical Linguistics 29: 89-99.

(2002). Russian palatalization in Stratal OT. Proceedings of FASL-11, Amherst, Mass.