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Cambridge Language Sciences

Interdisciplinary Research Centre
 
Areas of Interest: 
Phonology
Historical linguistics
Dialectology
Armenian
Abkhaz

Research

I am primarily interested in phenomena that shed light on the structure and origins of the phonological component of grammar, especially in the realms of psychophonology (language games, speech errors, acquisition of first, second, and toy languages, development of writing systems), historical linguistics (sound change, reconstruction, evolution of language, Indo-European, Altaic, and Northwest Caucasian languages), and sociolinguistics (dialectology, microvariation, and nanovariation). I also enjoy working with native speakers to document endangered languages, especially dialects of Armenian, Abkhaz, and English.

Publications

Key publications: 

Vaux, B. (forthcoming) The Armenian dialect of New Julfa, Isfahan. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Vaux, B. and Nevins, A. (2008). Rules and Constraints in Contemporary Phonological Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Vaux, B., Cooper, J. and Tucker, E. (2006). Linguistic Field Methods. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers.

Vaux, B. (1998). The Phonology of Armenian. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Vaux, B. (1998). The Laryngeal Specifications of Fricatives. Linguistic Inquiry 29.3:497-512.

Professor of Phonology and Morphology
Fellow in Linguistics, King's College

Contact Details

X11 King's College
Cambridge
CB2 1ST
Email address: 
(+44) (0)1223 331649

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