Catherine O. Ringen

Catherine Ringen
PhD, Indiana University, 1975
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Research Interests

phonology, phonetics, philosophy of linguistics

Current Research Projects

  • Laryngeal features in Central Standard Swedish
  • Voice Assimilation in Central Standard Swedish
  • Grimm’s Law 

Recent Publications

2013. “Swedish quantity: Central Standard Swedish and Fenno-Swedish,” Journal of Phonetics (with Pétur Helgason & Kari Suomi.)

2013  “Quantity and laryngeal contrasts in  Norwegian,” Journal of Phonetics, 41, 479-490. (With W. van Dommelen.)

2013. "Empirical evidence for laryngeal features: Aspirating vs. true voice languages." Journal of Linguistics. (With Jill Beckman and Michael Jessen.)

2012. "Voicing in Russian stops: Cross-linguistic implications." Journal of Slavic Linguistics. 20.2, 269-286, (With Vladimir Kulikov.)

2012. "The voicing contrast in Fenno-Swedish stops." Journal of Phonetics. 40, 419-429, (With Kari Suomi.)

2011. Approaches to Hungarian 12. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. (Edited with Tibor Laczkó.)

2011. "Geminates: Heavy or long?" Handbook of the Syllable, ed. by C. Cairns and E. Raimy, pp. 155-169. Leiden: Brill. (With. R. Vago).

2011 "Rate Effects on Swedish VOT: Evidence for Phonological Overspecification," Journal of Phonetics 39:39-49. (With Jill Beckman, Pétur Helgason and Bob McMurray.)

2011. "The features [voice] and [spread glottis]," Phonological Studies 14, 119-128.

2010. "Quantity in Central Standard Swedish and Fenno-Swedish," Proceedings Fonetik 2011, ed. by S. Schö and G. Ambrazaitis, pp. 47-50. Lund: Lund University, Centre for Languages and Literature. (With Pétur Helgason and Kari Suomi)

2009. "Fenno-Swedish VOT: Influence from Finnish?" Proceedings Fonetik 2009, 60-65. (With Kari Suomi.)

2009. "German Fricatives: Coda Devoicing or Positional Faithfulness?" Phonology 26 (2009), 231-268. ©Cambridge University Press. (With Jill Beckman and Michael Jessen.)

2008. "Voicing and Aspiration in Swedish Stops," Journal of Phonetics. (With Pétur Helgason.)

2007. "Regressive voice assimilation in Swedish," Proceedings of the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences XVI, Saarbrücken, Germany, 1357-1360. (With Pétur Helgason.)

2006. "Phonetic Variation and Phonological Theory: German Fricative Voicing," in WCCFL 26 Proceedings. (With J. Beckman and M. Jessen.)

2006. "Voice and Aspiration: Evidence from Russian, Hungarian, German, Swedish, and Turkish," The Linguistic Review. (With Olga Petrova, Rosemary Plapp, and Szilárd Szentgyörgyi.)

2004. "Contrast and Redundancy in Optimality Theory," in WCCFL 23 Proceedings. (With Jill Beckman.)

2004. "Distinctive [voice] Does Not Imply Regressive Assimilation: Evidence from Swedish," in P. Boersma & J. A. Cutillas Espinosa (eds.), International Journal of English Studies: Advances in Optimality Theory. (With Pétur Helgason.)

2004. "Voice and aspiration in Austrian German Plosives." Folia Linguistica XXXVIII/1-2, Special issue, Voicing, Grzegorz Dogil, editor,43-62 (With Sylvia Moosmüller.)

2002. "Laryngeal features in German," Phonology 19.2 (2002), 189-218. ©Cambridge University Press. (With Michael Jessen.)

2001. "Are there any underlying voiced stops in German?" in Caroline Féry, Antony Dubach Green & Ruben van de Vijver (eds.), Proceedings of HILP5, 66-85, University of Potsdam. (With Michael Jessen.)

2001. "On the status of [voice] in German," in the Proceedings of WCCFL 20, K. Megerdoomian and L. A. Bar-el, (eds.), Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press, 304-317. (With Michael Jessen.)

2000. "Icelandic Umlaut in Optimality Theory," Nordic Journal of Linguistics 23. (With Courtenay Gibson.)

2000. "Constraint reranking in the Szeged Dialect of Hungarian," in Gabor Alberti (ed.), Approaches to Hungarian, Vol. 7, Szeged:JATE Press 3-21. (With Szilard Szentgyörgyi.)

1999. "Aspiration, Preaspiration, Deaspiration, Sonorant Devoicing, and Spirantization in Icelandic," Nordic Journal of Linguistics 22:137-156.

1999. "Variation in Finnish vowel harmony: An OT account," Natural Language and Linguistic Theory, 17.2: 303-337. (With Orvokki Heinämäki.)