Department of Linguistics University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Jennifer S Cole

Professor Emeritus of Linguistics
Beckman Institute
Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies

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Research Interests

Phonology, phonetics, phonological processing, speech prosody


  • Ph.D., Linguistics, MIT, 1987
  • M.A., Linguistics, University of Michigan, 1983
  • B.A., Linguistics, University of Michigan, 1982

Current Projects

  • Prosody research with large speech databases
  • Prosody and phonetic reduction in spontaneous speech
  • Phonotactic learning
  • Phonetic and lexical factors in vowel harmony
  • Sindhi: descriptive linguistics & pedagogy