Ph.D. 1976, University of Massachusetts Amherst
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Ellen Broselow's research is in the areas of phonology, second language acquisition, and the interface of phonology with phonetics, morphology, and syntax. Languages and language families she has worked on include Arabic, Salish, Bantu, and Indonesian languages of Sulawesi. In second language phonology, she has investigated the adaptation of loanwords and the errors made by second language learners in production and perception. In the phonology-phonetics interface, she has examined the match between moraic structure and phonetic duration. Current projects include the extent to which second language production errors reflect misperception; the factors determining the quality of vowels inserted in foreign language structures; and the factors determining the site of epenthetic vowels.
Prof. Broselow has served as Phonology Editor of Natural Languages and Linguistic Theory, and is currently on the editorial boards of Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, Linguistic Inquiry, NLLT, Phonology, and Second Language Research. She has received the Dean's Award for Excellence in Graduate Mentoring and is a Fellow of the Linguistic Society of America.
Takahashi, C., Kao, S., Baek, H., Yeung, A. H.L., Hwang, J., and E. Broselow. 2018. Native and non-native speaker processing and production of contrastive focus prosody. Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America (Vol. 3).
Broselow, E. 2015. The typology of position-quality interactions in loanword vowel insertion. In Y. Hsiao and W. Lee (eds.), Capturing Phonological Shades Within and Across Languages , 292-319. Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
Broselow, E. and Y. Kang. 2013. Second language phonology and speech. In J. Herschensohn and M. Young-Scholten (eds.) The Cambridge Handbook of Second Language Acquisition , 529-554. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
Broselow, E., M. Huffman, J. Hwang, S. Kao, and Y. Lu. 2012. Emergent rankings in foreign word adaptation. In N. Arnett and R. Bennett (eds.) Proceedings of WCCFL 30, 98-108. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press .
Basri, H., E. Broselow, and D. Finer. 2012. The end of the word in Makassar languages. In T. Borowsky, S. Kawahara, T. Shinya and M. Sugahara (eds.) Prosody Matters: Essays in honor of Lisa Selkirk , 111-147. London: Equinox Publishing Ltd.
Broselow, E. and Z. Xu. 2004. Differential difficulty in the acquisition of second language phonology. International Journal of English Studies 4,2 (Special Issue: Advances in Optimality Theory): 135-163.
Broselow, E. 2001. Uh-oh: glottal stops and syllable organization in Sulawesi. In E. Hume, N. Smith, and J. van de Weijer (eds.) Surface Syllable Structure and Segment Sequencing, 77-90. Leiden: Holland Institute of Generative Linguistics.