Archangeli, DB

 

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Professor Archangeli, Diana Bennett

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Professor Archangeli, Diana Bennett

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Archangeli, D
Archangeli, Diana

Professional Qualifications
YearAwarding InstitutionQualification
1984Massachusetts Institute of TechnologyPhD
1981The University of Texas at AustinMA
1974Washington State UniversityBA
Biography

With respect to issues of representation, Archangeli has proposed underspecification: individual sounds have the minimal number of features possible in their most basic representation.

In joint work with Doug Pulleyblank of University of British Columbia, Archangeli has developed a parametric model for expressing relations between representations, a model which makes clear predictions made about possible and impossible relations.

Underspecification and parametric rules are fairly simple, straightforward formal models. Despite their formal restrictiveness, neither takes into account the physical side of phonology, nor the fact that the formal logical possibilities vastly exceed the attested combinations found in natural languages. In response, Archangeli (jointly with Pulleyblank) has developed a model of feature co-occurrence constraints. This model restricts conditions on relations and representations to those which reflect physical properties of the articulatory and acoustic system.

Archangeli's most recent work in this area is exploring the sets of rules which may or may not co-occur within a language. her work in this area takes an optimization approach to integrating the formal parameters of the rule sets with their physically rounded conditions.

Archangeli's research also includes (I) study of prosodic templates; (ii) fieldwork in Indonesia on the phonology of Sasak and Bugis; (iii) exploration of the syntactic behavior of Sasak clitics (jointly with Dr. Husni Muadz, Universitas Mataram).

 
Honours, Awards & Prizes
AwardeesAward DateHonours / Awards / PrizesCategory
2013-05-01Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Award: University of Arizona
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Professional Societies
Term PeriodPositionProfessional Societies
2011-2013Awards committee memberLinguistics Society of America
on-goingAssociate Editorial BoardPhonology
on-goingAssociate Editorial BoardLinguistic Inquiry
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Area of Expertise:
Area of Expertise (EN)Area of Expertise (ZH)
Phonology
Morphophonology
Morphology
Articulatory phonetics
Spoken Languages:
Spoken Language(s) (EN)Spoken Language(s) (ZH)
English英語
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Written Language(s) (EN)Written Language(s) (ZH)
English英文
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