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University of Pittsburgh

Jevon Heath

Visiting Lecturer

PhD, University of California, Berkeley
MA, University of California, Berkeley
BA, University of California, Santa Barbara

Contact Info:

Cathedral of Learning
Department of Linguistics
University of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Phone: 412-624-5900

E-mail: Jsh82@pitt.edu

Courses taught

LING 1000 – Introduction to Linguistics

LING 1579 – Phonology

LING 1738 – Linguistic Structures of English

Research Interests

Jevon is interested in why people have different linguistic behavior and different expectations about language in different circumstances. His current research focuses on the relationship between phonetic, lexical, and syntactic accommodation, and on the effects of attention on phonetic perception. Other interests include language change, language contact, and lingustic typology.

Selected Publications

Heath, Jevon. (2015). Convergence through divergence: compensatory changes in phonetic accommodation. LSA Annual Meeting Extended Abstracts 2015 7:1-5.


Heath, J.S. (2014). Accommodation can lead to innovated variation. UC Berkeley Phonology Lab Annual Report: 119-145


Heath, J.S. (2014). Assertive Verb Doubling in Sereer: Reduplication or Repetition? UC Berkeley Phonology Lab Annual Report: 209-229