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. 

Upcoming Events

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]

May 2023: The Mora is Key to Unified Analysis of Microvariation in Reduplication: The Distribution and Form of Plural Reduplication Across Dialects of Straits (Salish). Talk at Moraic vs. X-Slot Syllabification: the Debate (mfm Fringe Workshop), Manchester.

May 2023: Expanding the inventory of mora affixation: diminutive reduplication in Lillooet. Talk at 30mfm, Manchester.

Recent Publications

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