Laura McPherson

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Linguistics

Anonymous 212
HB 6220
B.A. Scripps College
M.A. University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D. University of California, Los Angeles

Selected Publications

McPherson, Laura. 2020. A Grammar of Seenku. MGL 83. Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton. 

McPherson, Laura. 2019. Musical adaptation as phonological evidence: Case studies from textsetting, rhyme, and musical surrogates. Language and Linguistics Compass 13.12. 

McPherson, Laura. 2019. Seenku argument-head tone sandhi: allomorph selection in a cyclic grammar. Glossa 4.1.

McPherson, Laura and Kevin Ryan. 2018. Tone-tune association in Tommo So (Dogon) folk songs. Language 94.1: 119-156.

McPherson, Laura and Bruce Hayes. 2016. Relating application frequency to morphological distance: the case of Tommo So vowel harmony. Phonology 33.1.

McPherson, Laura and Jeffrey Heath. 2016. Phrasal grammatical tone in the Dogon languages: the role of constraint interaction. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory. DOI 10.1007/s11049-015-9309-5.

McPherson, Laura. 2013. A Grammar of Tommo So. Mouton Grammar Library 62. Berlin: De Gruyter.

Heath, Jeffrey and Laura McPherson. Tonosyntax and reference restriction in Dogon NPs. Language 89.2: 265-296.