Dr. Nancy Hall

Dr. Nancy Hall

Dr. Nancy Hall

Associate Professor & Undergraduate Advisor
Office Location: PSY 217

Office Hours: Tues. 3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. & Thurs. 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Phone Number: (562) 985- 2656
Email Address: Nancy.Hall@csulb.edu


BA in Near Eastern Studies, Johns Hopkins University,  1997
PhD in Linguistics, University of Massachusetts-Amherst,  2003

Teaching/Research Interests:

My primary research interests are in the area of phonology and phonetics. I am director of the CSULB Phonetics Lab; see the lab page for current projects.

Courses Taught:

LING 100: The Nature of Language
LING 329: Language Acquisition
LING 401: Corpus Linguistics
LING 420: Phonology
LING 426: History of the English Language
LING 438: Psycholinguistics
LING 610: Historical Linguistics
LING 625: Seminar in Phonetics and Phonology


to appear. Incomplete neutralization: What Arabic can bring to the debate. In Amel Khalfaoui & Youssef Haddad, eds, Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics XXXI. John Benjamins. (preprint available on request)

to appear. Nancy Hall & Elica Sue. An Annotated Corpus of Miner’s 1974-5 Hocank (Winnebago) recordings. In Michal Temkin-Martinez et al. (eds) Proceedings of the 2017 Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL) (preprint)

2018. Articulatory Phonology [chapter]. In Anna Bosch & S. J. Hannah, eds, Routledge Handbook of Phonological Theory, ed. Anna Bosch and S. J. Hannahs. pp 530-552. (preprint)

2017. Phonetic neutralization in Palestinian Arabic vowel shortening, with implications for lexical organization. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics 2(1): 48. 1–23.

2017. Nancy Hall, Nancy Vasquez, Muhammad Damanhuri, Francisco Aguirre, Connor Tree. Long-distance Liquid Coarticulation in American English. Proceedings of AMP 2016

2016. Brianna Maloney, Louise Barbosa & Nancy Hall. Long-range liquid coarticulation in American English: a preliminary study. Proceedings of The National Conference On Undergraduate Research (NCUR) 2016

2013. Acoustic differences between lexical and epenthetic vowels in Lebanese Arabic. Journal of Phonetics 41:2, pp 133-143.

2012. Perceptual errors or deliberate avoidance? Types of English /r/-dissimilation. Proceedings of the Thirty-Fourth Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, February 8-10 2008. pp. 133-144.

2011. Vowel epenthesis. In Marc van Oostendorp, Colin J. Ewen, Elizabeth Hume & Keren Rice (eds.) The Blackwell companion to phonology. 5 vols. Malden, MA & Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. pp. 1576–1596.

2010. Articulatory Phonology. Language and Linguistic Compass 4/9. pp. 818–830.

2009. (with Maria Gouskova) An acoustic study of epenthetic and underlying vowels in Lebanese Arabic. In Steve Parker, ed., Phonological Argumentation Essays on Evidence and Motivation. Equinox.

2007. Lexical selection for left-edge stress in children. In L. Bateman, M. O’Keefe, E. Reilly and A. Werle, eds., Papers in Optimality Theory3. University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers. Amherst, MA: GLSA.

2006. Cross-linguistic patterns of vowel intrusion. Phonology 23: 387-429. PDF pre-print

2003. Gestures and segments: vowel intrusion as overlap (doctoral dissertation)

2001. MAX-Position drives iterative footing. In K. Megerdoomian and L. A. Bar-el, eds, WCCFL 20 Proceedings, pp. 248-261. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.

Professional Activities, Awards, & Affiliations:

  • National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow, 1998-2001.