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Name: Paul  D. Fallon (IPA: pɑlˠ ˈfælɪ̃n)
Institution: University of Mary Washington
Email: click here to access email
Homepage: http://people.umw.edu/~pfallon/
State and/or Country: VA
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Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics
Historical Linguistics
Language Documentation
Phonology
Writing Systems
Specialty: Phonology, Historical Linguistics
Subject Language(s): Blin
Language Family(ies): Afroasiatic
Selected Publications: Fallon, Paul D. 2002. The synchronic and diachronic phonology of ejectives. (Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics, series ed. by Laurence Horn). New York: Routledge.
Fallon, Paul D. 2008. Language development in Eritrea: The case of Blin. Sustaining linguistic diversity: Endangered and minority languages and language varieties, GURT 2006, ed. by Kendall King, Natalie Schilling-Estes, Lyn Fogle, Jia Jackie Lou, and Barbara Soukoup, 237-261. Washington, DC: Georgetown University Press.
Fallon, Paul D. 2006a. Blin orthography: A history and an assessment. Selected Proceedings of the 36th Annual Conference on African Linguistics: Shifting the Center of Africanism in Language Politics and Economic Globalization, ed. by Olaoba F. Arasanyin and Michael A. Pemberton, 93-98. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.
Fallon, Paul D. 2006b. Consonant mutation and reduplication in Blin singulars and plurals. Selected Proceedings of the 35th Annual Conference on African Linguistics: African Languages and Linguistics in Broad Perspective, ed. by John Mugane, John P. Hutchison, and Dee A. Worman, 114-124. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project.
Fallon, Paul D. 2005b. The best is not good enough: Scouring a previously documented language for more. Proceedings of the 4th World Congress of African Linguistics, New Brunswick 2003, ed. by Akinbiyi Akinlabi and Oluseye Adesola, 469-478. Cologne: Rüdiger Köppe Verlag.
Fallon, Paul D. 2001. Some phonological processes in Bilin. Proceedings of the 27th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, Special Session on Afro-Asiatic Linguistics, ed. by Andrew Simpson, 49-60. Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Linguistics Society.
Fallon, Paul D. 1999a. Debuccalization with preservation of secondary articulation. Proceedings of the 17th Annual Meeting of the West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics (WCCFL 17), ed. by Kimary Shahin, Susan Blake, and Eun-Sook Kim, 190-204. Stanford, CA: Center for the Study of Language and Information (CSLI) Publications, Stanford University.
Fallon, Paul D. 1999b. Feature geometry, debuccalization, and secondary articulation. Proceedings from the Main Session of the Chicago Linguistic Society’s Thirty-Fourth Meeting (CLS 34.1), ed. by M. Gruber, D. Higgins, K. Olson and T. Wysocki, 143-157. Chicago, IL: Chicago Linguistic Society.
11. Fallon, Paul D. 1996. Verbal umlaut in Chechen. NSL 8: Linguistic Studies in the Non-Slavic Languages of the Commonwealth of Independent States and the Baltic Republics, ed. by Howard I. Aronson, 139-160. Chicago: Chicago Linguistic Society.
12. Fallon, Paul D. 1995. Synchronic and diachronic typology: The case of ejective voicing. Proceedings of the Twenty-First Annual Meeting Berkeley Linguistics Society, ed. by Jocelyn Ahlers, Leela Bilmes, Joshua S. Guenter, Barbara A. Kaiser and Ju Namkung, 105-116. Berkeley, CA: Berkeley Linguistics Society.
13. Fallon, Paul D. 1994. Naturally occurring hiatus in Modern Greek. Themes in Greek Linguistics: Papers from the First International Conference on Greek Linguistics, Reading, September 1993 (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 117), ed. by Irene Philippaki-Warburton, Katerina Nicolaides, and Maria Sifianou, 217-24. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
14. Fallon, Paul D. 1993. Liquid dissimilation in Georgian. Proceedings of the Tenth Eastern States Conference on Linguistics (ESCOL ‘93), ed. by Andreas Kathol and Michael Bernstein, 105-116. Ithaca, NY: DMLL Publications. 1993.
Announced on LINGUIST :  The Synchronic and Diachronic Phonology of Ejectives
 The Synchronic and Diachronic Phonology of Ejectives
Courses Taught: Introductory Linguistics, Phonology, Morphology, History of English, Accents of English, Accents of American English, Writing Systems of the World
Dissertation Abstract: The Synchronic and Diachronic Phonology of Ejectives



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