Department of Linguistics University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Charles Wayne Kisseberth

Professor Emeritus of Linguistics

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    University of Illinois
    Dept. of Linguistics, MC-168
    707 South Mathews Avenue
    Urbana, IL 61801



  • Kenstowicz, Michael, and Charles Kisseberth. Generative Phonology: Description and Theory. Academic Press, 1979.
  • Kenstowicz, Michael, and Charles Kisseberth. Topics in Phonological Theory. Academic Press, 1977.

Journal Articles

  • Cole, Jennifer, and Charles Kisseberth. "An optimal domains theory of harmony." Studies in the Linguistic Sciences 24.1-2 (1994): 101-114.
  • "On the functional unity of phonological rules." Linguistic Inquiry 1.3 (1970): 291-306.

Book Contributions

  • Cassimjee, Farida, and Charles Kisseberth. "Optimal domains theory and Bantu tonology." Theoretical Aspects of Bantu Tone. Ed. Charles Kisseberth and Larry Hyman. CSLI, 1998. 265-314.
  • Cole, Jennifer, and Charles Kisseberth. "Restricting multi-level constraint evaluation: opaque rule interaction in Yawelmani vowel harmony." Proceedings of the 1995 Southwestern Workshop on Optimality Theory. Ed. K. Suzuki and D. Elzinga. University of Arizona Linguistics Circle, 1997. 18-38.
  • Kisseberth, Charles. "Digo tonology." Autosegmental Studies in Bantu Tone. Ed. G. N. Clements and J. Goldsmith. Foris, 1984. 105-182.
  • Kisseberth, Charles, and Mohammad Abasheik. "The "object" relation in chi-Mwi:ni, a Bantu language." Syntax and Semantics 8: Grammatical Relations. Comp. Peter Cole and Jerrold M. Saddock. Academic Press, 1977. 179-218.
  • Kisseberth, Charles, and Mohammad Abasheik. "Vowel length in Chi-Mwi:ni --- a case study of the role of grammar in phonology." Papers from the Parasession on Natural Phonology. Ed. A. Bruck, A. Fox, and M. W. LaGaly. Chicago Linguistic Society, 1974. 193-209.
  • Kisseberth, Charles. "Vowel elision in Tonkawa and derivational constraints." Studies Presented to Robert B. Lees by his Students. Ed. Anthony L. Vanek. Linguistic Research, Inc., 1970. 109-137.