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Marc Garellek

Professor and Faculty Undergraduate Advisor (Speech Language Pathology)

Marc Garellek received his BA in linguistics from McGill University and his MA and PhD in linguistics from UCLA. His research focuses on phonetics, in particular the phonetics of laryngeal sounds, and addresses three general questions. First, what is the range of laryngeal sounds that are used in languages of the world? Second, how do these sounds contribute to linguistic meaning? Third, how are such sounds articulated by speakers, what are their acoustic properties, and which properties are perceived by listeners? To answer these questions, Marc relies on a variety of instrumental tools and on data from many languages, including Hmong, Mazatec, Tongan, Spanish, Taa (!Xóõ), and Armenian.

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