Jeff Mielke

Associate Professor, Department of Linguistics

Member of the Faculty of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies and thereby authorized to supervise theses.

Office: ARTS 416
Telephone: 613-562-5800, ext. 2701

University degrees

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
  • Phonetics
  • Variation
  • Computational phonology

Ongoing research

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).

Courses taught

  • 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

Selected publications

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.

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