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Jonah Katz

Assistant Professor
West Virginia University
Department of World Languages, Literatures, & Linguistics

Research interests: phonetics, phonology, the interface between the two, prosody and the syntax-phonology interface, the structural analysis and cognition of music.

PhD: MIT linguistics, 2010. Dissertation: 'Compression effects, perceptual asymmetries, and the grammar of timing' ( PDF, 7 M).

CV (PDF, 175 k, updated 3/2018).

For my students: Course materials from Ling 411 (Zip archive, 25 M) and Ling 611 (Zip archive, 7 M) to help you prepare for the comprehensive exam. See also the Comp guidelines.


As of January 2016, I no longer work with journals published by Springer or Elsevier (one older paper appeared in a Springer journal in 2017). Other for-profit publishers will be considered on a case-by-case basis. I will prioritize journals published by scholarly societies and university presses, and especially journals that operate according to the fair open-access principles outlined by the LingOA initiative.