Alan C. L. Yu

Professor, Department of Linguistics and Humanities Collegiate Division
Rosenwald 205F
(773) 702-8522

Alan C. L. Yu is Professor of Linguistics. He is also the director of the Phonology Laboratory and the principal investigator of the Washo Documentation Project. His research and teaching interests include theoretical and experimental phonology, the interface between phonology and morphology, as well as issues concerning language variation and change, particularly in relation to the inception of sound change and its phonologization. His language areas of focus are North America and Asia.

Recent Publications 
  • A natural history of infixation. Oxford: The Oxford University Press. 2007.
  • "Understanding near mergers: The case of morphological tone in Cantonese," Phonology 24(1): 187-214. 2007.
  • "The phonetics of quantity alternation in Washo." Journal of Phonetics. In press.
  • "The phonology-morphology interface from the perspective of infixation." In Matti Miestamo & Bernhard Wälchli (eds.) New challenges in typology: Broadening the horizons and redefining the foundations. Mouton de Gruyter. 2007.
  • "On iterative infixation." In Charles Chang and Anna Haynie (eds.) The Proceedings of the 26th West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Proceedings Project. In press.
Education 
  • BA in Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley, 1998
  • MA in Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley, 1999
  • PhD in Linguistics, University of California, Berkeley, 2003