MariaJosep.Sole@uab.cat

University Professor of English Phonetics

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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

Doctoral Supervision

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

Research Activities 

  • Principal investigator of the research project ‚ÄúProducci√≥n, variabilidad y categorizaci√≥n en primeras lenguas y en la adquisici√≥n de segundas lenguas. Aspectos te√≥ricos, experimentales y aplicados‚ÄĚ 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 ‚ÄėPermanent Council of the International Phonetic Association‚Äô, 2011-2019. https://www.langsci.ucl.ac.uk/ipa/about.html

Representative Publications  

  • Sol√©, M.J. 2018. Articulatory adjustments in initial voiced stops in Spanish, French and English.¬†Journal of Phonetics, 67, 217-241.
  • Sol√©, 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. & Sol√©, 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.
  • Sol√©, M.J. 2014. The perception of voice-initiating gestures.¬†Laboratory Phonology, Volume 5, Issue 1, 37-68.
  • Sol√©, M.J. and Recasens, D. (eds.). 2012.¬†The Initiation of Sound Change: Perception, ¬†Production and Social Factors. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
  • Sol√©, M.J. 2012. Natural and Unnatural Patterns of Sound Change? In Sol√©, M.J. and Recasens, D. (eds.). pp. 123-146.
  • Sol√©, 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.
  • Sol√©, M.J. & Ohala, J.J. 2010. What is and what is not under the control of the speaker. Intrinsic vowel duration. In C√©cile Fougeron, Barbara K√ľhnert, Mariapaola D‚ÄôImperio, and Nathalie Vall√©e (eds.)¬†Papers in Laboratory Phonology¬†10. Berlin: de Gruyter, pp. 607-655.
  • Sol√©, 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. & Sol√©, 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.