Laura McPherson

Academic Appointments

Associate Professor of Linguistics

Anonymous 212
HB 6220
Department(s): 
Linguistics
Education: 
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.