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Name: James  M. Scobbie
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Homepage: http://www.qmu.ac.uk/casl/staff/jscobbie/
State and/or Country: United Kingdom   
Linguistic Field(s): Phonetics
Specialty: Phonetics/phonology interface, instrumental phonetics
Selected Publications: Interface and Overlap in Phonetics and Phonology.

External sandhi as gestural overlap? Counter-evidence from Sardinian.

Autosegmental Representation in a Declarative Constraint-based Framework.

Key aspects of declarative phonology.

Constraint violation and conflict from the perspective of Declarative Phonology.

What do we do when phonology is powerful enough to imitate phonetics? Comments on Zsiga.

Covert contrast as a stage in the acquisition of phonetics and phonology.

Standard English in Edinburgh and Glasgow: the Scottish vowel length rule revealed.

Morphemes, Phonetics and Lexical Items: The Case of the Scottish Vowel Length Rule.

Onset-rime coarticulation in the production of /dai/ and /stai/ by four year old Scottish English speaking children: preliminary results.
Announced on LINGUIST :  Autosegmental Representation in a Declarative Constraint-Based Framework
Reviewed on LINGUIST :  Autosegmental Representation in a Declarative Constraint-Based Framework
Courses Taught: phonetics and phonology.
Academic Paper Abstract: A phonetically versatile contrast: Pulmonic and glottalic voicelessness in Scottish English obstruents and voice quality

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