Ellen Kaisse

Professor Emerita

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Guggenheim 415K
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Spring 2021 online by appointment


PhD 1977, Harvard University

Prof. Kaisse has taught linguistics at the University of Washington since 1976.  Her research is in the area of phonology (the sound patterns of human languages) and she  concentrates on Modern Greek, Spanish (especially the dialects of Argentina), and Turkish. She has co-edited the journal Phonology with Colin Ewen (Cambridge University Press) since 1988. Prof. Kaisse served as the President of the Linguistic Society of America in 2013.

Her most current research asks what types of phonological processes can occur between independent words. It follows from a career-long interest in the interaction of syntax and phonology, phonological typology, and Lexical and Stratal Phonology.


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