Research

Spectrogram of Upper SaxonMy research interests in phonetics and phonology primarily lie in the topics of intonation/prosody, non-modal voice quality (phonation), infant-directed speech, and the relationship between reduplication and (dis)similarity. I've published work on several languages, including Bengali, Gujarati, Hindi, Marathi, Thai, and Upper Saxon.

Here's a PDF of my CV.

B-ToBI website: describes how to analyze and transcribe Bengali intonation

PDFs of theses

PhD dissertation, 2008: Intonational phonology and focus prosody of Bengali
Committee: Sun-Ah Jun (chair), Bruce P. Hayes, Patricia A. Keating, Jody Kreiman, Kie Ross Zuraw

MA thesis, 2006: Similarity avoidance in Bengali fixed-segment reduplication
Committee: Kie Ross Zuraw (chair), Bruce P. Hayes, Colin Wilson

PDFs of publications

Khan, SD. 2016. The intonation of South Asian languages: towards a comparative analysis. Proceedings of Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages 6, 23-36.

Nelson, Max, Kelly Harper Berkson, SD Khan, and Christina M. Esposito. 2016. Perception of breathy phonation in Gujarati. Proceedings of Formal Approaches to South Asian Languages 6, 14-22.

Khan, SD. 2016. Review of Frota, Sónia and Prieto, Pilar (eds.) Intonation in Romance. Journal of the International Phonetic Association 46(2), 253-257.

Khan, SD. 2014. The intonational phonology of Bangladeshi Standard Bengali. In Sun-Ah Jun (ed.). Prosodic Typology II: the Phonology of Intonation and Phrasing. OUP. (sound files) (website)

Yu, Kristine M., SD Khan, and Megha Sundara. 2014. Intonational phonology in Bengali and English infant-directed speechProceedings of Speech Prosody 7. Dublin: Trinity College.

Khan, SD. 2013. Consonant confusability and its relation to phonological dissimilarity. Proceedings of the 21st International Congress on Acoustics. Montreal.

Khan, SD and Constanze Weise. 2013. Upper Saxon (Chemnitz dialect). Journal of the International Phonetic Association 43 (2), 231–241. (sound files)

Khan, SD. 2012. The phonetics of contrastive phonation in Gujarati. Journal of Phonetics 40 (6), 780–795. (sound files)

Esposito, Christina M. and SD Khan. 2012. Contrastive breathiness across consonants and vowels: a comparative study of Gujarati and White Hmong. Journal of the International Phonetic Association 42 (2), 123–143.

Yu, Kristine M., SD Khan, Alejandrina Cristia, Huei-Mei Liu, Megha Sundara. 2011. The joint purpose of pitch patterns in “motherese”: drawing attention and conveying language structure. Acoustical Society of America World Wide Press Room.

Khan, SD. 2010. Bengali (Bangladeshi Standard)Journal of the International Phonetic Association 40 (2), 221–225. (sound files)

Kreiman, Jody, Bruce R. Gerratt, and SD Khan. 2010. Effects of native language on perception of voice qualityJournal of Phonetics 38 (4), 588–593.

Keating, Patricia, Christina M. Esposito, Marc Garellek, SD Khan, and Jianjing Kuang. 2010. Phonation contrasts across languagesUCLA Working Papers in Phonetics 108.

Khan, SD. 2007. Similarity avoidance in East Bengali fixed-segment reduplication. In Bainbridge, Erin & Brian Agbayani (eds.) Proceedings of the 34th Western Conference on Linguistics, 257–271.

Esposito, Christina M., SD Khan, and Alex Hurst. 2007. Breathy nasals and /Nh/ clusters in Bengali, Hindi, and Marathi. Indian Linguistics 68 (3–4), 275–299. Pune: Linguistic Society of India. (Electronic version published in 2005 in UCLA Working Papers in Phonetics 104, 82–106.)