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Christian DiCanio

Christian DiCanio Christian DiCanio (
Assistant Professor
Office: 601 Baldy Hall
Phone: (716) 645-0113

Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley

Acoustic and Articulatory Phonetics, Corpus Phonetics, Phonology, Lexical Tone, Prosody, Fieldwork, and Oto-Manguean Languages

Recent Publications:

DiCanio, C. (2016) “Tonal classes in Itunyoso Triqui person morphology”, in Tone and Inflection, Empirical Approaches to Language Typology series, Mouton de Gruyter, Palancar, Enrique and Léonard, Jean-Léo (eds).

Armstrong, M., Henriksen, N., and DiCanio, C. (2015) “Sociophonetic analysis of young Peninsular Spanish women’s voice quality”. In Hispanic linguistics at the crossroads: Theoretical linguistics, language acquisition and language contact, ed. by R. Klassen, J. M. Liceras & E. Valenzuela. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company.

DiCanio, C., Nam, H., Amith, J.A., Whalen, D.H., and Castillo García, R. (2015) “Vowel variability in elicited vs. running speech: evidence from Mixtec”. Journal of Phonetics, 48:45–59.

DiCanio, C. and Whalen, D.H. (2015) “The interaction of vowel length and speech style in an Arapaho speech corpus”, Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of the Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), Glasgow, Scotland.

DiCanio, C. (2014) “Cue weight in the perception of Trique glottal consonants”. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 135(2):884-895.

DiCanio, C. (2014) “Triqui tonal coarticulation and contrast preservation in tonal phonology”, Proceedings from Sound Systems of Mexico and Central America, Yale University, New Haven, CT.

DiCanio, C., Amith, J.A., and Castillo García, R. (2014) “The phonetics of moraic alignment in Yoloxóchitl Mixtec”,  Proceedings from the 4th Tonal Aspects of Languages Conference, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.