Sharon Rose

Professor and Director of the Heritage Language Program, Co-Director of the International Institute

Sharon Rose received her BA (Hon.) in Linguistics from the University of Toronto, her MA in Linguistics from the Université du Québec à Montréal and her PhD in Linguistics from McGill University. Her main areas of research are in phonological analysis and descriptive fieldwork on African languages, particularly Semitic languages of Ethiopia and Eritrea and Kordofanian languages of Sudan. African languages present an array of phonological phenomena, and her research examines these data from an individual language perspective, as well as from typological and theoretical angles. Research topics include long-distance phonological phenomena, especially consonant harmony, vowel harmony, dissimilation, and featural affixation. She has also conducted research on tone and how it interfaces with intonation, syllable structure, morphology and affix order.

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