About

The main goal of my research is to understand how phonetic details fit into phonological representations, and how data from perception and production can help pin down this aspect of our phonological models. Within this, I have two interconnected lines of research: Experimental work testing what details are present in the representation and how they can shift, and reconstructions of how reanalysis or shifts in which details are part of the representation can lead to diachronic change.

I am currently analyzing evidence for shared phonetic details at the featural level: Shifts in category boundaries based on exposure to manipulations in one vowel quality are extended to other vowels with shared features.

© 2019 by Chelsea Sanker.