Assistant Professor in English
Office: 312C ENGL/PHIL
Phonetics, phonology, and their interface; laboratory phonology; incomplete neutralization;
sub- and supra-phonemic distinctions
Braver specializes in phonetics, phonology, and their interface, with an emphasis
on non-contrastive distinctions. His research investigates the ways in which speech
sounds are organized, produced, perceived, and manipulated by our linguistic system.
Much of this work takes place in the laboratory, with both speech production and speech
perception experiments. He has worked on many linguistic phenomena, including incomplete
neutralization, flapping, vowel lengthening, emphatic lengthening, and DP-internal
ellipsis in English, Japanese, and Spanish, among other languages.
- Aaron Braver and Shigeto Kawahara. Incomplete Vowel Lengthening: Japanese Monomoraic
Lengthening as Incomplete Neutralization. Proceedings of WCCFL 31. (to appear)
- Shigeto Kawahara and Aaron Braver. The Phonetics of Emphatic Vowel Lengthening in
Japanese. Open Journal of Modern Linguistics, Vol. 3(2). 2013.
- Aaron Braver. Perception of Incompletely Neutralized /d/ and /t/ Flaps in American
English. Proceedings of NELS 42. (in press)
- Aaron Braver. Incomplete Neutralization in American English Flapping: A Production
Study. In University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics 17(1): Proceedings
of the 34th Annual Penn Linguistics Colloquium. 2011.
- Peter Staroverov, Daniel Altshuler, Aaron Braver, Carlos A. Fasola, and Sarah Murray.
Rutgers Working Papers in Linguistics (RuWPL) 3. Rutgers Linguistics Graduate Student
Association, New Brunswick, NJ. 2010.