Paul Morris

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Education:
B.A. in Spanish (Univ. of Southern Mississippi, 2005); M.A. in Teaching Languages, emphases in Spanish and TESOL (Univ. of Southern Mississippi, 2007); M.A. in Linguistics (Univ. of Iowa, 2013); Ph.D. in Linguistics (Univ. of Iowa, expected 2017)
Office:
570 English Philosophy Building
Phone:
319-335-2923
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Research Interests

Phonological acquisition and perceptual salience of Spanish by native speakers of English; phonology and perception of acoustic features in Southern Mam (Mayan); laryngeal features and voicing in Southern American English.

Presentations and Publications

2016. Prevoicing and Aspiration in Southern American English.  In Penn Working Papers in Linguistics Vol. 22.1: Proceedings of the 28th Annual Penn Linguistics Conference. (With Leigh Hunnicutt).

“Pre-voicing and Aspiration in Southern American English.”  Paper presented at the 39th Penn Linguistics Conference (PLC 39).  Philadelphia, PA., March, 2015.

“Laryngeal Features of Southern American English: Voicing and Aspiration.”  Poster presented at the 33rd West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 33). Vancouver, B.C., Canada, March, 2015. (With Leigh Hunnicutt).

"Laryngeal Features of Mayan Stops: Evidence from an Acoustic Study of Southern Mam." Poster presented at the 3rd Form and Analysis in Mayan Linguistics (FAMLi III). Mexico City, Mexico, December, 2014.

"A Comparative Study of Word-Level Prosody: Guatemalan, Andalusian, and Castilian Spanish." Poster presented at the Hispanic Linguistics Symposium (HLS) 2014. West Lafayette, IN., November, 2014.

“Phonetic and Phonological Variation in Northern and Southern Mam: Dialects of a Mayan Language.” Paper presented at 43rd New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV 43). Chicago, IL., October, 2014.

“Privative [voice] in American English: Pre-voicing in the Southern Dialect.” Paper presented at Mid-Continental Phonetics & Phonology Conference (Mid-Phon) 19. Madison, WI., September, 2014. (With Leigh Hunnicutt).

“Laryngeal Features in Southern Mam: Evidence from an Acoustic Study of Stops.”  Paper presented at Mid-Continental Phonetics & Phonology Conference (Mid-Phon) 19. Madison, WI., September, 2014.

“Towards Native-like Pronunciation: Training Learners to Pre-voice Spanish Stops.”  Poster presented at Second Language Acquisition Graduate Student Symposium 2014. Madison, WI., April 2014.

“Misleading through Linguistic Differences: Misunderstanding between Náhuatl and Spanish during the Conquest and Colonization of Mexico.”  Paper presented at Craft Critique Culture Conference (CCC) 2014.  Iowa City, IA., April 2014.

“Insults with a Smile: Misleading Insults Disguised as Politeness in Southern American Culture.”  Paper presented at Craft Critique Culture Conference (CCC) 2014.  Iowa City, IA., April 2014 (With Leigh Hunnicutt).

“Full Transfer Full Access in L2 Acquisition of Polysynthetic Languages.”  Paper presented at Second Language Acquisition Graduate Student Symposium 2013.  Iowa City, IA., April 2013.

“Using Code-Switching to Improve Listening Skills.”  Paper presented at Mississippi Foreign Language Association (MFLA). Louisville, MS., November 2008.

“Practical Applications of Conversation Analysis in the Foreign Language Classroom.”  Paper presented at Mississippi Foreign Language Association (MFLA).  Natchez, MS., November 2007 (With Chris Miles and Mary Ann Stewart).