300 George Street
New Haven, CT 06511
Haskins Phone: (203) 865-6163, x258
Yale Phone: (203) 764-9353
Haskins Fax: (203) 865-8963
Regular Days at Haskins: Monday - Friday
Cornell University, 1974, major in
MA, University of Texas at Austin , 1976, major in Linguistics,
minor in Oriental languages;
Thesis: Regularization of a morphological rule in Biblical Hebrew
PhD, University of Texas at Austin, 1980, major in Linguistics,
minor in Oriental Languages;
Dissertation: Genetic subgroupings of the Semitic languages
University of Florida, 1980-1987
Postdoctoral Trainee, Haskins Laboratories, 1988-1990
Research Associate, Haskins Laboratories, 1991-present
1) the phonetic bases of differences among
American English dialects
2) the phonetic bases of sound change; uses of phonetic information in internal and comparative reconstruction
- A. Faber & M. Di Paolo, "The Discriminability of Nearly Merged Sounds" c. 50 pp., submitted to Language Variation and Change.
- A. Faber, "Genetic Subgrouping of the Semitic Languages," 19 pp., The Semitic Languages, R. Hetzron, ed. London: Routledge.
- A. Faber, M. Di Paolo, & C. T. Best, "Perceiving the Unperceivable: The Acquisition of Near Merged Forms," c. 70 pp., submitted to Language, under revision.
- A. Faber, review of Phonological Development: Models, Research, Implications, ed. by C. A. Ferguson, L. Menn, & C. Stoel-Gammon (Timonium, MD: York Press, 1992), Language and Speech 37: 299-313, 1994.
- A. Faber & C. T. Best, "The Perceptual Infrastructure of Early Phonological Development," The Reality of Linguistic Rules, ed. by R. Corrigan, S. D. Lima, & G. Iverson, Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 261-280, 1994.
- A. Faber, "Articulatory Variability, Categorical Perception, and the Inevitability of Sound Change," Explanation in Historical Linguistics (Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 84), G. W. Davis & G. K. Iverson, eds. Amsterdam: Johns Benjamins, 59-75, 1992.
- A. Faber, "Phonemic Segmentation as Epiphenomenon: Evidence from the History of Alphabetic Writing," The Linguistics of Literacy (Typological Studies in Language, 21), S. D. Lima, M. Noonan & P. Downing, eds. Amsterdam: Johns Benjamins, 111-134, 1992. (Also: Haskins Laboratories Status Report on Speech Research SR-101/102: 28-40, 1990.)
- E. Farnetani & A. Faber, "Tongue-Jaw Coordination in Vowel Production: Isolated Words vs. Connected Speech." Speech Communication 11: 401-410, 1992.
- A. Faber, "Second Harvest: s/ibbolET Revisited (Yet Again)," Journal of Semitic Studies 37: 1-10, 1992.
- M. Stone, A. Faber, L. J. Raphael, & T. H. Shawker. "Cross-Sectional Tongue Shapes and Linguopalatal Contact Patterns in [s], [S], and [l]." Journal of Phonetics 20: 253-270, 1992.
- M. Di Paolo & A. Faber, "Phonation Differences and the Phonetic Content of the Tense-Lax Contrast in Utah Vowels," Language Variation and Change 2: 155-204, 1990.
- A. Faber, "On the Nature of Proto-Semitic *l," Journal of the American Oriental Society 109: 33-36, 1989.
- A. Faber, "On the Actuation of Sound Change: A Semitic Case Study," Diachronica 3: 163-184, 1986.
- A. Faber, "On the Origin and Development of Hebrew Spirantization," Mediterranean Language Review 2: 117-138, 1986.