ELIZABETH J. PYATT
CURRICULUM VITAE

Contact:
ejp10@psu.edu
Elizabeth J. Pyatt, Ph.D.
210A Rider II
Penn State
University Park, PA 16802
http://www.personal.psu.edu/ejp10

 

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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Penn State University (2001-2013)

Community College of Baltimore County (1998-1999)

Harvard University

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EDUCATION

Ph.D., Harvard University, 1997

Thesis: An Integrated Model of the Syntax and Phonology of Celtic Mutation - Download PDF (20 MB)
Committee:

B.A., Cornell University, 1990, Phi Beta Kappa, magna cum laude, Cornell Tradition Fellow

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RESEARCH INTERESTS

Internationalization on the Web, Accessibility, Problem Based Learning for Linguistics, Phonology, Morphology, Welsh, Celtic Syntax & Phonology, Phonology-Syntax Interface, Historical Change (Phonology & Syntax), Celtic Mutation, Educational Technology

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PUBLICATIONS

(2004) "Relativized Mutation Domains in the Celtic Languages, " in Proceedings from the Penn Linguistics Colloquium 26. PDF Format

(2000) Carnie, Harley & Pyatt. "VSO Order as Raising out of IP: Some Evidence from Old Irish." in Carnie & Guilfoyle (eds.) The Syntax of Verb Initial Languages: pp 39-73. Oxford: Oxford University Press.

(1997b) An Integrated Model of the Syntax and Phonology of Celtic Mutation. Ph.D., Harvard University.

(1997a) "Lenition in Welsh and Breton is not a Unified Process," in Proceedings of ConSOLE V.

(1994a) "The Implications of Morphological Variations in Welsh Lenition," in Harvard University Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 5.

(1994b) "Optimality and the Structure of Welsh Voiceless Sonorants," in Proceedings of the Eleventh Eastern States Conference on Linguistics (ESCOL).

(1994a) "Structural Predication in Welsh: The Distribution of Overt Pro yn," in Harvard University Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 4.

(1993c) "The Role of Phonetic Aspiration in the Proto-Brythonic Spirantization Sandhi," in Harvard University Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 2.

(1993b) "Gemination and the Sinhala Prenasalized Stop," in Harvard University Working Papers in Linguistics, Vol. 2.

(1993a) "The Evolution of a Recursive CP Construction in Welsh" in Proceedings from the Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL) 1992.

(1992) "Incomplete Subject Raising and Government: Deriving Welsh Surface Word Order," in Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium XII.

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FORMAL PRESENTATIONS

(2016) "Accessible Foreign Language and Symbols for Multiple Audiences" CSUN 31st Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference.

(2016) "Who Needs Accessibility Training at Penn State? Everyone!" CSUN 31st Annual International Technology and Persons with Disabilities Conference.

(2009) "Practical Unicode Logic for Online Tech Courses" Internationalization and Unicode Conference 33, San José CA.

(2009) "Building a Custom Keyboard Layout for the Macintosh" Internationalization and Unicode Conference 33, San José CA.

(2009) "Unicode Text Entry" CALICO 2009 conference, University of Massachusetts, Amherst MA.

(2007) Moving a Large Scale Univerity to Unicode. Internationalization and Unicode Conference 31, San José CA.

(2004) "Tips for Building Multilingual Web Sites", Penn State Web 2004 Conference. PowerPoint Presentation Available.

(2002) "Relativized Mutation Domains in the Celtic Languages (PDF)," Penn Linguistics Colloquium 26, Philadelphia.

(2000) "Relativized Mutation Domains," Penn State Phonology Group.

(1997) (Alternate Selection) "An Algorithm for Determining the Mutation Domain Relative to Trigger Size," Second Celtic Linguistics Conference, Dublin.

(1996) "On the Need to Mark Non-Mutating Clitics in Celtic," Harvard Celtic Colloquium XVI.

(1995f) "Mutation Diacritic Assignment in Celtic," Ford Foundation Indo-European Lecture Series, Harvard University.

(1995e) "On the Development of Voiceless Spirants in Late Proto-Brythonic," International Congress of Celtic Studies, Edinburgh.

(1995d) "Optimality vs. Repair Rules: The Case of the Welsh Aspirated Sonorants," First Celtic Linguistics Conference, Dublin.

(1995c) (with Andrew Carnie and Heidi Harley) "Old Irish: A Double Derivation of VSO," First Celtic Linguistics Conference, Dublin.

(1995b) (with Andrew Carnie and Heidi Harley) (1995) "The Resurrection: Raising to Comp - evidence from Old Irish." To appear in Studies in the Linguistic Sciences, Proceedings of the Formal Linguistics Society of the Midwest Meeting (FLSM) 5.

(1995a) "Providing a Unified Account of the Development of Voiceless Spirants in Brythonic," Harvard Celtic Colloquium XIV (Held in conjunction with 1994 meeting of the Celtic Studies Association of North America (CSANA)).

(1994b) "Optimality and the Structure of Welsh Voiceless Sonorants," Eastern States Conference on Linguistics (ESCOL) 1994, University of South Carolina, Columbia.

(1994a) "On the Development of Brythonic Voiceless Spirants," Harvard Celtic Colloquium XIV.

(1993b) "The Historical Development of a CP Recursion Structure in Welsh," Western Conference on Linguistics (WECOL) 1993, University of Washington, Seattle.

(1992) "Incomplete Subject Raising and Government: Deriving Welsh Surface Word Order," Harvard Celtic Colloquium XII.

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REVIEWS

(2002) Review of The Celtic Languages, 2nd Ed. (Ball and Fife, 2000), published in Linguist List Issue 14.2457
http://linguistlist.org/issues/14/14-2457.html

(2002) Review of A Sourcebook for Irish English (Hickey 2001), published in Linguist List Issue 13.3359
http://www.linguistlist.org/issues/13/13-3359.html#1

(2001) Review of Colloquial Scottish Gaelic (Spadaro & Graham 2001), published in Linguist List Issue 12.1926
http://www.linguistlist.org/issues/12/12-1926.html#1

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UNPUBLISHED MANUSCRIPTS

(1995) "The Historical Usage of the Autonomous (Impersonal Passive) Form in Celtic Languages," (Harvard University)

(1994) "An Analysis of the Breton Mutation System in Distributed Morphology," (Harvard University)

(1993) "A Tale of Two V2s: A Synchronic Analysis of Welsh Abnormal Order vs. Focus Order," (Harvard University)

(1991) "Radical Underspecification and the Welsh Mutation System," (Indiana University)

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RESEARCH ASSISTANTSHIPS

Joan Bresnan (Brandeis University), Summer 1995
NSF grant-assisted research for "The Historical Usage of the Autonomous (Impersonal Passive) Form in Celtic Languages."

Peter C. Gordon (currently at University of North Carolina), 1991-1993
Research assistant for projects on language perception, intonation and discourse processing. Duties included developing synthesized speech samples in Klatt sythesizer; analyzing spectrographic data; participating in biweekly research meetings; and creating input sentences for experiments.

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INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN AND LANGUAGE

As an instructional designer with the Penn State Teaching and Learning with Technology unit, I have participated in the following language-related projects.

EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY SKILLS

Experience with Flash (animation/audio), Audacity (audio editing), Quicktime, XML, RSS, Web page creation, Photoshop, Illustrator, course management tools (discussion boards, online quizzes).

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LANGUAGES

Welsh, Middle Welsh, Old Irish, Cornish, Breton, Gaelic, Latin, Spanish, French

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