Gloria Mellesmoen

Gloria Mellesmoen

PhD Candidate at UBC Linguistics

I am a phonologist with an interest in non-concatenative morphology, reduplication, and phonological structure.  I am interested in sub-phonemic structure (phonetics-phonology interface) and allomorphy.

I conduct fieldwork on Salish languages and I also study topics related to the semantics of non-concatenative morphology (form-function relationship). I ask questions related to language variation and change in smaller speech communities. 

Recent Events

August 2023: A Newly Discovered Reduplication Pattern in St’át’imcets and its Implications. Talk at ICSNL 58 (with H. Davis), Nanaimo. [slides and paper]

August 2023:  Mapping Phonetic Variation to Phonological Units: Feature Sharing in Comox-Sliammon (Salish). Poster at ICPhS 20 (with A. Cardoso), Prague. [poster and paper]

August 2023:  The Quantitative Phonetic Analysis of Languages with Small Accessible Populations. Poster at ICPhS 20 (with M. Sóskuthy, U. Chow, and E. Sadlier-Brown), Prague. [poster and paper]

May 2023: Monomoraic Syllables with Non-Moraic Vowels in Salish: The Structure of a Monomoraic Syllable in Comox-Sliammon Reduplication. Poster at WCCFL 41, Santa Cruz. [Poster PDF]

Recent Publications

Cross-dialectal synchronic variation of a diachronic conditioned merger in Tlingit. Amanda Cardoso , James Crippen and Gloria Mellesmoen. Linguistics Vanguard. [paper]