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Name: Georgia  Eve Zellou (IPA: [ˈʤɔɹʤə ˌzɛˈlu])
Institution: University of Colorado at Boulder
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State and/or Country: CO
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Phonetics
Phonology
Psycholinguistics
Specialty: Language contact, dialectology, coarticulation, Arabic dialects, Semitic languages
Selected Publications: (2011) Scarborough, Rebecca, Will Styler and Georgia Zellou. Nasal Coarticulation in Lexical Perception: The Role of Neighborhood-Conditioned Variation. In Proceedings of the 17th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS XVII).

(2011) Pharyngealization of French loanwords in dialectal Moroccan Arabic: An acoustic analysis of bilingual speakers. Dialectologia, Volume 6, pp. 95–108.

(2010) Moroccan Arabic Aspect in Conversation: Evolution of the Imperfective Through Use. Journal of Modern Languages, Volume 20, pp. 19–33.

(2010) Moroccan Arabic Consonant Harmony: A Multiple Causation Hypothesis. Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics, Volume 33.

(2010) Tigrinya Focus Copula Constructions: Evidence of speaker marking information relevant to hearer expectations. Rice Working Papers in Linguistics, Volume 2, pp. 106–121.
Courses Taught: INSTRUCTOR:

LIN 5030 Linguistic Phonetics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Fall 2010.

ESL 598 Advanced Oral Skills, SUNY Stony Brook, Spring 2007.

LIN 3100 Language Sound Structures, University of Colorado, Boulder, Spring 2010.

LIN 2000 Introduction to Linguistics, University of Colorado, Boulder, Spring 2009, Summer 2008.

LIN 1000 Language in US Society, University of Colorado, Boulder, Summer 2011.

ESL 194 Academic English Skills for U.S. Residents, SUNY Stony Brook, Fall 2005.

ESL 192 Intermediate Composition, SUNY Stony Brook, Spring 2006.

TEACHING ASSISTANT:

LIN 5030 Linguistic Phonetics, Instructor: Rebecca Scarborough, University of Colorado, Boulder, Fall 2008, Fall 2009.

LIN 344 Literacy Development, Instructor: Joy Janzen, SUNY Stony Brook, Fall 2006.

LIN 2000 Introduction to Linguistics, Instructor: Zygmunt Frajzyngier, University of Colorado, Boulder, Fall 2007, Spring 2008.
Dissertation Abstract: Similarity and Enhancement: Nasality from Moroccan Arabic pharyngeals and nasals



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