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Oriana Kilbourn-Ceron



Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Linguistics at Northwestern University. Driven to understand the relationship between phonological knowledge, speech production planning, and variation in spontaneous speech. Thinking about scalar particles, focus alternatives, and word-internal morpho-syntax on the side. Nice to meet you.


  • news

    Feb 15, 2020
    I will be presenting a talk at LabPhon 17 in Vancouver, BC, entitled "Larger phonological planning windows trigger variation in word-final consonants." I'll also be helping to present a poster co-authored with Josiane Lachapelle and Michael Wagner, "Liaison and the locality of production planning."
    November 14-17, 2019
    I'll be presenting a poster (1089) in the Thursday evening session at the Psychonomics 2019 Annual Meeting in Montréal, QC.
    July 5, 2018
    I will be giving a talk at the Comparative Perspectives on the Production and Processing of Prosody Symposium, organized by the Centre for Research on Brain Language and Music. The title is "The effect of phrasing and frequency on phonological variation." The slides are available here.



  • publications

    2019
    Word Production. (With Matt Goldrick). To appear in Lila Gleitman, Anna Papafragou and John Trueswell (eds), Oxford Handbook of the Mental Lexicon. Oxford: Oxford Univeristy Press.
    Using automated acoustic analysis to explore the link between planning and articulation in second-language speech production. (With Matt Goldrick, Yosi Shrem, Cristina Baus and Joseph Keshet). Submitted to Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. Data and scripts available at OSF.
    2018
    Boundary phenomena and variability in Japanese high vowel devoicing.(with Morgan Sonderegger). 2018. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 26(1). https://doi.org/10.1007/s11049-017-9368-x
    2017
    Speech production planning affects variation in external sandhi. July 2017. PhD thesis, McGill University. [lingbuzz]
    Speech production planning affects phonological variability: a case study in French liaison. In the Proceedings of the Annual Meeting on Phonology 2016, October 21-23, 2016. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. [lingbuzz]
    The effect of production planning locality on external sandhi: A study in /t/. (with Michael Wagner & Meghan Clayards). In the Proceedings of the 52nd Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, April 21-23, 2016. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL. [lingbuzz]
    2016
    Embedded exhaustification: evidence from almost. Journal of Semantics. [read online] doi: 10.1093/jos/ffw002
    Phase domains at PF: Root suppletion and its implications.(with Heather Newell, Maire Noonan & Lisa Travis). 2016. In Heidi Harley and Daniel Siddiqi (eds), Morphological metatheory, pp 121-162. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. [abstract]
    2015
    Almost: scope and covert exhaustification. Proceedings of the 32nd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, pp 121-130. Cascadilla Proceedings Project: Somerville, MA. [pdf]



  • presentations

    2019
    "The scope of phonological encoding in connected speech." Poster presented at the Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting, November 14-18, 2019. Palais des Congrès, Montréal, QC.
    "Phonological variability at word boundaries: the effect of speech production planning." Talk presented at PHONATICS Discussion group, May 1, 2019. Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.
    2018
    "The effect of phrasing and frequency on phonological variation." Talk presented at Comparative Perspectives on the Production and Processing of Prosody, July 5, 2018. Centre for Research on Brain, Language, and Music, Montréal, QC.
    "Sources of structure in phonological 'free variation.'" Poster presented at the 10th North American Phonology Conference, May 4-5, 2018. Concordia University, Montréal, QC.
    2017
    "Phonological variability at word boundaries: the effect of speech production planning." Invited talk at Carleton University, March 17, 2017. Ottawa, ON.
    2016
    "Speech production planning affects variability in connected speech." 2016 Annual Meeting on Phonology, October 21-23, 2016. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA. [slides]
    "Locality and variability in cross-word alternations: a production planning account" (with Michael Wagner & Meghan Clayards). (poster) 15th Meeting of the Association for Laboratory Phonology (LabPhon 15), July 13-16, 2016. Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. [poster pdf].
    "The effect of production planning locality on external sandhi: A study in /t/" (with Michael Wagner & Meghan Clayards). 52nd Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, April 21-23, 2016. University of Chicago, Chicago, IL.
    2015
    "The role of production planning in allophonic variability". October 2, 2015. Speech production, cognitive processes and big data workshop. Centre for Research on Brain, Language and Mind, Montreal, QC. [slides]
    "The influence of prosodic context on high vowel devoicing in spontaneous Japanese". 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, August 10-14, 2015. SECC Glasgow, Scotland, UK. [slides]
    2014
    “The influence of prosodic boundaries on high vowel devoicing in Japanese” (poster). 14th Conference on Laboratory Phonology, July 25–27, 2014. National Institute for Japanese Linguistics.
    “Almost: scope and covert exhaustification”. Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal semantics workshop, April 12, 2014. University of Toronto. [handout - pdf]
    “Vowel devoicing in spontaneous Japanese”. Montreal-Ottawa- Laval-Toronto phonology workshop, March 22–23, 2014. McGill University.
    “Almost: scope and covert exhaustification”. 32nd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, March 7–9, 2014. University of Southern California.
    2013
    “Almost evaluating propositional alternatives”. 2013 Meeting of the Canadian Linguistic Association, June 1–3, 2013. University of Victoria.
    “Refining the typology of scalar particles: evidence from Spanish ni and ni siquiera”. Toronto-Ottawa-Montreal semantics workshop, March 23, 2013. McGill University.
    2010
    “Feature-Changing Rules are Necessary” (with Eric Iacono & Charles Reiss) . Montreal-Ottawa-Toronto phonology workshop.



  • contact

    Mailing Address
    Department of Linguistics
    Northwestern University
    2016 Sheridan Rd
    Evanston, IL 60208
    United States

    Email
    oriana.kilbourn-ceron@northwestern.edu



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