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Name: James  Kirby
Institution: University of Edinburgh
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Homepage: http://lel.ed.ac.uk/~jkirby
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Computational Linguistics
Phonetics
Phonology
Specialty: Phonetics, phonology, Southeast Asian languages
Subject Language(s): German
Khmer, Central
Vietnamese
Chinese, Yue
Selected Publications: In press a. The role of probabilistic enhancement in phonologization. In A. Yu (ed.), Origin of Sound Patterns: Approaches to Phonologization. Oxford: OUP.

In press b. Acquisition of covert contrasts: an unsupervised learning approach. In R. Baglini et al. (eds.), Proc. CLS 46(2).

In press c. Vietnamese (Hanoi Vietnamese). Journal of the International Phonetic Association 41(3).

In press d. Multilingual learning with parameter co-occurrence clustering (with Jason Riggle, Max Bane, and John Sylak). Proc. NELS 39.

2011. Modeling the acquisition of covert contrast. In W.-S. Lee and E. Zee (eds), Proc. ICPhS XVII, 1090-1093.

2010a. Dialect experience in Vietnamese tone perception. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. 127(6):3749--3757.

2010b. Cue selection and category restructuring in sound change. University of Chicago dissertation.

2007. Erculator: A Web application for constraint-based phonology (with Jason Riggle, Max Bane, Edward King, Heather Rivers, Evelyn Rosas, and John Sylak). In M. Becker (ed.), University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers in Linguistics 36: Papers in Theoretical and Computational Phonology.

2007. Lexical and phonotactic effects on wordlikeness judgments in Cantonese (with Alan Yu). Proc. ICPhS XVI, 1389-1392.
Courses Taught: Formal Methods and Statistics in Linguistics
Introduction to Linguistics
Introduction to Phonology and Phonetics
Acoustic Phonetics
Reviewer of: Mon-Khmer Studies 38: A Journal of Southeast Asian Languages and Cultures (LL Issue 21.4579)
Cambodian: Khmer (LL Issue 23.3805)



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