Gloria MellesmoenPhD 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.
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.