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Nancy Hall


Department of English
University of Haifa
Mt. Carmel
Israel (# = @)

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My research interests are in phonology and the phonetics-phonology interface, particularly Articulatory Phonology. My recent dissertation, Gestures and segments: vowel intrusion as overlap, can be downloaded from the Rutgers Optimality Archive.


Ph.D. in Linguistics, 2003, University of Massachusetts-Amherst
B.A. in Near Eastern Studies, 1997, Johns Hopkins University


Visiting instructor, Dept. of Foreign Languages and Linguistics, Ben Gurion University of the Negev, 2004
Teaching fellow, Dept. of English Language and Literature, University of Haifa, 2003-2004
Visiting assistant professor, Dept. of Linguistics, Rutgers University, 2002-2003


National Science Foundation Research Fellowship, 1998-2000, 2001-2002
Phi Beta Kappa, 1996


Implications of vowel intrusion for a gestural grammar [submitted]

Gestures and segments: vowel intrusion as overlap. In J. Rennison, M. Pochtrager and F. Neubarth (eds.) Phonologica 2002. (forthcoming)
MAX-Position drives iterative footing. In K. Megerdoomian and L.A. Bar-el (eds.) WCCFL 20 Proceedings. pp. 248-261. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Other papers

"What is the pressure for maximal footing?"

Invited Colloquia

Gestures and segments: vowel intrusion as overlap. Presented at:
Hebrew University of Jerusalem, 2003
University of Haifa, 2003
Rutgers University, 2002
Bar-Ilan University, 2002
Tel Aviv University, 2002
Ben Gurion University of the Negev, 2002

Conference Presentations

Gestures and segments: vowel intrusion as overlap, 9th International Phonology Meeting, Vienna, 2002
Monosyllabic "CVCVC": the intrusive vowel syndrome (poster), 2nd North American Phonology Conference, Montréal, 2002
Categorical vs. violable invisibility, Texas Linguistics Society Conference, Austin, Texas, 2002
Svarabhakti as unordered segments, Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, San Francisco, California, 2002
MAX-Position drives iterative footing, 17th annual meeting of the Israeli Association for Theoretical Linguistics, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, June 2001
MAX-Position drives iterative footing, 20th West Coast Conference in Formal Linguistics, University of Southern California, 2001
Factive relative clauses in Bafut, 31st Annual Conference in African Linguistics, Boston University, 2000
with Patricia Dance: Eat, drink, and be merry: glass vessels from Rumney's Tavern, London, Maryland (18AN48), 28th Annual Meeting of the Middle Atlantic Archaeological Conference, Ocean City, Maryland, 1998


BA / MA Seminar, Ben Gurion University of the Negev (phonetics / phonology interface), 2004
Phonetics, University of Haifa, 2003
Graduate Seminar in Phonology, Rutgers University (phonetics / phonology interface and topics in Articulatory Phonology), 2003
Introduction to Phonology, Rutgers University, 2002
Introduction to Linguistic Theory. Rutgers University, 2002-2003, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1999-2000
Language and Diversity in the United States, teaching assistant to Lisa Selkirk, University of Massachusetts-Amherst, 1999
Introduction to Engineering, teaching assistant to Michael Karweit, Center for Talented Youth, Institute for the Academic Advancement of Youth, Baltimore, Maryland; and Johns Hopkins University, 1996-1998.


Native language: English.
Conversational knowledge of Hebrew.
Reading knowledge of French, Russian.
Some knowledge of Biblical Aramaic, Modern Standard Arabic, Palestinian Arabic.
I worked for 10 months with a consultant on Bafut (a Grassfields Bantu language of Cameroon).