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) and allomorphy.

I also study topics in phonetics (related to allophony) and semantics (form-function relationship). I ask questions related to language variation and change in smaller speech communities.

I conduct fieldwork on Salish languages and illustrate my own storyboards for semantic elicitation on topics such as pluractionality, comparatives/degree semantics, and stativity.

Recent Events

August 2022: DIG Reconstruction and the Secret Life of Proto-Salish Diminutives: An Amphichronic Analysis of Diminutives in Upper Chehalis. Talk at International Conference on Salish and Neighbouring Languages (ICSNL) 57.

Recent Publications

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

How To Distribute Events: ʔayʔaǰuθəm Pluractionals. Marianne Huijsmans and Gloria Mellesmoen. International Journal of American Linguistics (IJAL). [paper]