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Name: Laura  Marcela Colantoni
Institution: University of Toronto
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://chass.utoronto.ca/~colanton
State and/or Country: Ontario
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Subject Language(s): Spanish
Selected Publications: Laura Colantoni (to appear). “Reinterpreting the CV transition: an acoustic account of the emergence of the glide as an allophone of the palatal lateral in Argentine Spanish”. Proceedings of the 33 Linguistic Symposium of Romance languages.

Laura Colantoni and Jorge Gurlekian (to apear). “Convergence and intonation. Historical evidence from Buenos Aires Spanish”. Bilingualism: language and cognition.

Laura Colantoni. 2002. “Los demostrativos en el español de la Argentina: de los usos prototípicos a los gramaticalizados. El caso de ‘este’ y ‘eso’”. Español Actual, 74, 71-81.

Laura Colantoni. 2002. “Clitic doubling, clitic climbing and null objects in the Spanish of Corrientes (Argentina)”. From Words to Discourse. Trends in Semantics and Pragmatics. Ed. Javier Gutiérrez-Rexach. Oxford, Elservier.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Selected Proceedings of the 3rd Conference on Laboratory Approaches to Spanish Phonology
 Perspectivas teóricas y experimentales sobre el español de la Argentina
Courses Taught: Introduction to Phonetics
Phonetic Analysis
Spanish Sociolinguistics
Topics on Spanish phonology
Experimental approaches to Hispanic Linguistics
Dissertation Director * of: The Effect of Perceptual Salience on Phonetic Accommodation in Cross-Dialectal Conversation in Spanish
(Bethany MacLeod, Author)
Dissertation Director * of: Postlexical Prosodic Structure and Vowel Devoicing in Japanese
(Manami Hirayama, Author)
Academic Paper Abstract: Integrating articulatory constraints into models of second language phonological acquisition

* This information has been submitted by the dissertation author.

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