Publications

Forthcoming

Model selection and phonological argumentationJames Kirby, Morgan Sonderegger. In Diane Brentari and Jackson Lee (eds.), Shaping Phonology. University of Chicago Press. In press.
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Prosodic systems: Mainland Southeast AsiaMarc Brunelle, James Kirby, Alexis Michaud, Justin Watkins. In Carlos Gussenhoven and Aoju Chen (eds.), The Oxford handbook of prosody. Oxford University Press. In press.
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2017

Topic and audience effects on distinctively Scottish vocabulary usage in Twitter data. Philippa Shoemark, James Kirby, Sharon Goldwater. Proceedings of the Workshop on Stylistic Variation (EMNLP 2017), 59-680. 2017.
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Southeast Asian tone in areal perspectiveJames Kirby, Marc Brunelle. In Raymond Hickey (ed.), The Cambridge handbook of areal linguistics (pp. 703-731). Cambridge University Press. 2017.
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Laryngeal contrasts in the Tai dialect of Cao BằngPittayawat Pittayaporn, James Kirby. Journal of the International Phonetic Association 47(1), 65-85. 2017.
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2016

Effects of obstruent voicing on vowel F0: evidence from "true voicing" languagesJames Kirby, D. Robert Ladd. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 140(1), 2400-2411. 2016.
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Tone-melody correspondence in Vietnamese popular songJames Kirby, D. Robert Ladd. In C. DiCanio et al. (eds.), The 5th International Symposium on Tonal Aspects of Languages (TAL2016), 48-51. 2016.
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Towards robust cross-linguisic comparisons of phonological networks. Philippa Shoemark, Sharon Goldwater, James Kirby, Rik Sarkar. Proc. SIGMORPHON 14, 110-120. 2016.
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Tone and phonation in Southeast Asian languagesMarc Brunelle, James Kirby. Language and Linguistics Compass, 10(4), 191-207. 2016.
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2015

Stop voicing and F0 perturbations: evidence from French and ItalianJames Kirby, D. Robert Ladd. Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow. 2015.
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Temporal and spectral properties of Madurese stopsMisnadin, Bert Remjisen, James Kirby. Proceedings of the Eighteenth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Glasgow. 2015.
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Bias and population structure in the actuation of sound changeJames Kirby, Morgan Sonderegger. arXiv:1507.04420 [physics]. 2015.
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Re-assessing tonal diversity and geographical convergence in Mainland Southeast AsiaMarc Brunelle, James Kirby. In N. J. Enfield and B. Comrie (ed.), Languages of Mainland Southeast Asia: The State of the Art (pp. 82-110). Mouton de Gruyter. 2015.
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2014

Acoustic transitions in Khmer word-initial clustersJames Kirby. Proceedings of the 10th International Seminar on Speech Production, 234-237. 2014.
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Incipient tonogenesis in Phnom Penh Khmer: Acoustic and perceptual studiesJames Kirby. Journal of Phonetics 43, 69-85. 2014.
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Incipient tonogenesis in Phnom Penh Khmer: Computational studiesJames Kirby. Laboratory Phonology 5(1), 195-230. 2014.
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Assessing incomplete neutralization of final devoicing in GermanTimo Röttger, Bodo Winter, Sven Grawunder, James Kirby, Martine Grice. Journal of Phonetics 43, 11-25. 2014.
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Acquisition of covert contrast: an unsupervised learning approachJames Kirby. In R. Baglini et al. (eds.), Proceedings of the 46th Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society 46(2), 111-125. 2014 [2010].
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2013

A model of population dynamics applied to phonetic changeJames Kirby, Morgan Sonderegger. In Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society, 776-781. 2013.
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The role of probabilistic enhancement in phonologizationJames Kirby. In Alan Yu (ed.), Origins of sound change: approaches to phonologization (pp. 228-246). Oxford University Press. 2013.
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2012

Tracking the acquisition of L2 phonetic contrastJames Kirby, Alan Yu. Poster presented at LabPhon 13, Stuttgart. 2012.
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2011

Modeling the acquisition of covert contrastJames Kirby. In Proceedings of the Seventeenth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, 1090--1093. 2011.
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Multilingual learning with parameter co-occurrence clusteringMax Bane, Jason Riggle, James Kirby, John Sylak. In Proceedings of the 39th Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, 67-82. 2011.
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A tone split in Taoping QiangJames Kirby. Paper presented at the 21st Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society, Bangkok. 2011.
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Vietnamese (Hanoi Vietnamese)James Kirby. Journal of the International Phonetic Association 41(3), 381-392. 2011.
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2010

Cue selection and category restructuring in sound changeJames Kirby. Ph.D. Dissertation, University of Chicago, 2010.
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Dialect experience in Vietnamese tone perceptionJames Kirby. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 127(4), 3749-3757. 2010.
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2009

Comparative-induced event measure relationsJames Kirby. Paper presented at the 83rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, San Francisco. 2009.
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Morphological paradigm effects on vowel realizationJames Kirby, Alan Yu. University of Chicago ms. 2009.
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2008

vPhon: a Vietnamese phonetizerJames Kirby. 2008.
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2007

Erculator: a Web application for constraint-based phonologyJason Riggle, Max Bane, James Kirby, Ed King, Heather Rivers, John Sylak. In University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers in Linguistics 36: Papers in Theoretical and Computational Phonology, 135--150. 2007.
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Lexical and phonotactic effects on wordlikeness judgments in CantoneseJames Kirby, Alan Yu. In Proceedings of the Sixteenth International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, 1389--1392. 2007.
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2006

Intrusive vowels in Cruceño SpanishCindy Kilpatrick, Kathryn McGee, James Kirby. Poster presented at the 4th Joint Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America and Acoustical Society of Japan, Honolulu. 2006.
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Vietnamese and the structure of NPJames Kirby. University of Chicago ms. 2006.
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