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I’m associate professor of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Nordland in Bodø, Norway. For many years I taught general (theoretical) and English linguistics at the University of Tromsø, where I was an associate of CASTL (Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics). The focus of my research has been phonology (language sound structure), especially how phonological knowledge interacts with other cognitive systems that subserve language, including the lexicon and syntax. More recently I’ve turned to the ways in which the categories and structures of language presuppose and are influenced by interaction with the physical and social environment, as well as how language, understood as a discrete combinatorial system, shapes the human lifeworld. My latest project applies linguistics to understanding poetic effects.


The nature of allomorphy and exceptionality: Evidence from Burushaski plurals. In J. Mascaró, M. R. Lloret and E. Bonet (eds.) Understanding Allomorphy: Perspectives from Optimality Theory. London: Equinox. 2015. ISBN 97-818-45-53297-0. Babbling, intrinsic input and the statistics of identical transvocalic consonants in English monosyllables: Echoes of the Big Bang? In K. Nasukawa and H. van Riemsdijk (eds.) Identity Relations in Grammar, 59–100. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 2014. ISBN 978-1-61451-811-2. The lexicon has its grammar which the grammar knows nothing of: Marginal contrast and phonological theory. Nordlyd 40, 41–54. [Special XL Issue: A Festschrift on the Occasion of X Years of CASTL Phonology and Curt Rice’s L-th Birthday. Edited by Sylvia Blaho, Martin Krämer, and Bruce Morén-Duolljá.] 2013. ISSN 1503-8599. Non-concatenative morphology as epiphenomenon. Co-author: Peter Svenonius. In J. Trommer (ed.) The Morphology and Phonology of Exponence: The State of the Art, 427–495. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2012. ISBN 978-0-19-957373-8. Mapping innovations in North Germanic with GIS. In Janne Bondi Johannessen (ed.) Language Variation Infrastructure [ = Oslo Studies in Language 3], 5–29. 2011. ISSN 1890-9639. Dissimilation. In M. van Oostendorp, C. Ewen, and E.V. Hume (eds.) The Blackwell Companion to Phonology, 1408–1433. Oxford: Blackwell. 2011. ISBN 97-814-05-18423-6. Derivations. In B. Botma, N. Kula, and K. Nasukawa (eds.) The Continuum Companion to Phonology, 135–173. London: Continuum. 2011. ISBN 97-808-26-43423-4. (Reissued in 2013 under the title The Bloomsbury Companion to Phonology.) Phonetic Duration, Phonological Quantity and Prosodic Structure in Inari Saami. Co-authors: Ida Toivonen (Carleton, Ottawa), Elin Sagulin (Uppsala). Phonetica 66: 199–221. 2010. Metrical influences on fortition and lenition. Co-author: Paul de Lacy (Rutgers, NJ). In P. Ségéral, J. Brandão de Carvalho, & T. Scheer (eds.) Lenition and Fortition. [ = Studies in Generative Grammar 99.] Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 2008. ISBN 978-3-11-020608-1. Freedom of Analysis?. Co-authors: Sylvia Blaho and Martin Krämer. In S. Blaho, P. Bye & M. Krämer (eds.) Freedom of Analysis?. [ = Studies in Generative Grammar 95.] Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 2007. ISBN 978-3-11-019359-6. Allomorphy — selection, not optimization. In S. Blaho, P. Bye and M. Krämer (eds.) Freedom of Analysis?. [ = Studies in Generative Grammar 95.] Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. 2007. ISBN 978-3-11-019359-6. Coda Maximization in Northwest Saamic. Nordic Journal of Linguistics 28: 189–221. 2005. DOI: Edge Asymmetries in Phonology and Morphology. Co-author: Paul de Lacy (UMass). In M. Hirotani, A. Coetzee, N. Hall and J.-Y. Kim (eds.) Proceedings of the North East Linguistics Society (NELS) 30, 121–135. University of Massachusetts, Amherst: GLSA. 2000. Representing ‘Overlength’ – Against Trimoraic Syllables. In G. Booij and J. van de Weijer (eds.) Phonology in Progress – Progress in Phonology. HIL Phonology Papers III, 61–101. The Hague: Holland Academic Graphics. 1997. ISBN 90-5569-037-6. A Generative Perspective on ‘Overlength’ in Estonian and Saami. In I. Lehiste and J. Ross (eds.) Estonian prosody: Papers from a Symposium, 36–70. Tallinn: Eesti Keele Instituut. 1997. ISBN 9985-851-47-1.

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