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Sharon Inkelas is a Professor and former Chair of the Linguistics Department at the University of California, Berkeley. She specializes in phonology interfaces and particularly in the interaction between morphology and phonology.
Inkelas completed her Bachelor of Arts in mathematics at Pomona College in 1984 and then received her doctorate in linguistics at Stanford University in 1989 with a dissertation, "Prosodic Constituency in the Lexicon," advised by Paul Kiparsky. In 1990, she arrived at UC Berkeley as Miller Institute for Basic Research in Science research fellow, and became a professor at Berkeley in 1992. Her recent research pursuits include cophonology theory, affix ordering, child phonology, and analysis of Turkish.
She has supervised 7 Ph.D. dissertations from 1996 to 2006.
Prof. Inkelas is also a violinist: she played for the symphony orchestra of Stanford University and as of 2009[update] is a member of the symphony orchestra of the University of California, Davis . She has two sons.
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- "The architecture and the implementation of a finite state pronunciation lexicon for Turkish", with Kemal Oflazer. Computer Speech and Language, pp. 80–106, 2006
- Reduplication: Doubling in Morphology, with Cheryl Zoll. Cambridge University Press. 2005. Review.
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- "J's rhymes: a longitudinal case study of language play", Journal of Child Language 30, pp. 557–581, 2003
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