MariaJosep.Sole@uab.cat

University Professor of English Phonetics

Subject taught on this MA

The Acquisition of Phonology

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Research Areas

  • Experimental phonology
  • The phonetics-phonology interface
  • The articulatory and perceptual basis of sound change
  • Cross-linguistic phonological patterns
  • Variability in the speech signal and categorization

Dissertation Supervision

I would be happy to supervise students interested in any of the areas described above.

Research Activities 

  • Principal investigator of the research project “Producción, variabilidad y categorización en primeras lenguas y en la adquisición de segundas lenguas. Aspectos teóricos, experimentales y aplicados” funded by the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation, 2017-2019.
  • Member of the research group in experimental phonetics funded by the Catalan research agency (AGAUR). Principal Investigator:  Dr. D. Recasens.
  • Member elect of the ‘Permanent Council of the International Phonetic Association’, 2011-2019. http://www.langsci.ucl.ac.uk/ipa/about.html

Representative Publications  

  • Solé, M.J. 2018. Articulatory adjustments in initial voiced stops in Spanish, French and English. Journal of Phonetics, 67, 217-241.
  • Solé, M.J. 2018. Articulatory adjustments in initial voiced stops in Spanish, French and English. Journal of Phonetics, 67, 217-241.
  • Marczyk, A., Meynadier, Y. Gaydina, Y. & Solé, M.J. 2017. Compensatory mechanisms in apraxic speech: preliminary acoustic evidence for the interaction between nasality and voicing. International Seminar on Speech Production (ISSP-2017), Tianjin, China. Springer.
  • Solé, M.J. 2014. The perception of voice-initiating gestures. Laboratory Phonology, Volume 5, Issue 1, 37-68.
  • Solé, M.J. and Recasens, D. (eds.). 2012. The Initiation of Sound Change: Perception,  Production and Social Factors. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Solé, M.J. 2012. Natural and Unnatural Patterns of Sound Change? In Solé, M.J. and Recasens, D. (eds.). pp. 123-146.
  • Solé, M.J., Larry M. Hyman & Kemmonye C. Monaka. 2010. More on post-nasal devoicing: The case of Shekgalagari. Journal of Phonetics 38.4, pp. 604-616.
  • Solé, M.J. & Ohala, J.J. 2010. What is and what is not under the control of the speaker. Intrinsic vowel duration. In Cécile Fougeron, Barbara Kühnert, Mariapaola D’Imperio, and Nathalie Vallée (eds.) Papers in Laboratory Phonology 10. Berlin: de Gruyter, pp. 607-655.
  • Solé, M.J. 2010. Effects of syllable position on sound change: An aerodynamic study of final fricative weakening. Journal of Phonetics 38.2: 289-305.
  • Ohala, J.J. & Solé, M.J. 2010. Turbulence and phonology. In Susanne Fuchs, Martine Toda & Marzena Zygis (eds.) Turbulent sounds. An interdisciplinary guide. Berlin: Mouton deGruyter, pp. 37-97.