Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics
Member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and thereby authorized to supervise theses.
2004 – PhD Linguistics, The Ohio State University
1999 – MA Linguistics, The Ohio State University
1997 – BA Linguistics, minor in math, University of Washington
1997 – BA Japanese, University of Washington
Fields of interest
- Phonological theory
- Computational phonology
I am investigating phenomena which have been attributed to distinctive features, using a database of sound patterns, and I am developing an objective phonetic similarity metric for speech sounds, based on acoustic, articulatory, and perceptual data (SSHRC #410-2007-0735).
- LIN5915 Phonology I
- LIN7933 Seminar in Linguistics: Distinctive features in the 21st Century
- LIN4392/7930 Topics in Linguistics: Computational tools for linguistics
- LIN1320 Introduction to Linguistics II: The Sounds of Language
- LIN2320 Introduction to Phonology
Mielke, J. (2007) The Emergence of Distinctive Features. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Mielke, J. (2005) Ambivalence and ambiguity in laterals and nasals. Phonology 22: 169-203.
Mielke, J. (2003) The Interplay of Speech Perception and Phonology: Experimental Evidence from Turkish. Phonetica 60: 208-229.