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Karen Jesney

Instructor (Linguistics)

Degrees:B.A. (University of Ottawa), M.A. (University of Calgary), Ph.D. (University of Massachusetts Amherst)
Phone:613-520-2600 x 4424
Email:karen.jesney@carleton.ca
Office:343 St. Patrick's Building

Research Interests:

  • phonological theory
  • language acquisition
  • learning theory

Recent publications (selected):

2017. (with Brian Hsu). Loanword adaptation in Québec French: evidence for weighted scalar constraints. In A. Kaplan et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Meeting of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 34), 249-258. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla.

2017. (with Brian Hsu). Loanword adaptation in Québec French: evidence for weighted scalar constraints. In A. Kaplan et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the 34th Meeting of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 34), 249-258. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla.

2016. Positional Constraints in Optimality Theory and Harmonic Grammar. In J. McCarthy & J. Pater (eds.), Harmonic Grammar and Harmonic Serialism, 176-220. London: Equinox Press.

2016. On the relationship between learning sequence and rate of acquisition. In G. Hansson et al. (eds.), Supplemental Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Meeting on Phonology (AMP 2015). Linguistic Society of America.

2016. (with Brian Hsu). Scalar positional markedness and faithfulness in Harmonic Grammar. In Proceedings from the Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society 51 / 2015, 241-255. Chicago, IL: Chicago Linguistic Society.

2016. Positions are defined on the input: evidence from repairs in child phonology. In K. Kim et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the 33rd Meeting of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 33), 217-226. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla.

2015. Counterbled-counterfeeding in Harmonic Grammar. In T. Bui & D. Özyıldız (eds.), Proceedings of the 45th Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society (NELS 45), Volume 2, 59-72. Amherst, MA: GLSA.

2014. (with Anne-Michelle Tessier). Learning in Harmonic Serialism and the necessity of a richer base. Phonology 31(1): 155-178.

2014. A learning-based account of L1 vs. L2 cluster repair differences. In C.-Y. Chu et al. (eds.), Selected Proceedings of the 5th Conference on Generative Approaches to Language Acquisition – North America (GALANA 2012), 10-21. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.