Jevon Heath

  • Teaching Assistant Professor
  • Director, Undergraduate Studies

Courses Taught

LING 1000 – Introduction to Linguistics
LING 1579 – Phonology
LING 1738 – Linguistic Structures of English
LING 1773 - Morphology
LING 1441/2441 - Field Methods in Linguistics
LING 1269 - Language Variation & Change
LING 1800 - Dying & Endangered Languages
LING 1800 - Linguistics in Science Fiction

Education & Training

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

Representative 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. 

Research Interest Summary

Language change, linguistic typology, phonetic perception

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.

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