Gloria Mellesmoen

Gloria Mellesmoen

PhD Candidate at UBC Linguistics

I am a phonetician and 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. 

Upcoming Events

July 2024: Reduplication and “vowel reduction” in Lushootseed. Paper at International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages (with S. Urbanczyk). 

Recent Events

March 2024: The Role of Derived Allophones in Vowel Systems. Colloquium talk for UVic Department of Linguistics (with A. Cardoso). [slides]

Recent Publications

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