Dr. Ryan Keith Shosted

Dr. Ryan Shosted

Contact Information

University of Illinois
Dept. of Linguistics, MC-168
707 South Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801
USA

Office: 4040 Foreign Languages Bldg.

Office Hours

  • Fall 2018: TBA
Associate Professor
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Additional Campus Affiliations

Biography

Prof. Shosted studied Czech language and literature at the College of Wooster and Beloit College before transferring to Brigham Young University and graduating in 2000 with a bachelor's degree in Linguistics. He was a Student Fulbright Fellow at Eduardo Mondlane University in Maputo, Mozambique, where he studied Changana. He then began his post-doctoral studies at the University of California, Berkeley. Shosted was supported by a four-year Jacob K. Javits Fellowship and worked in John Ohala's laboratory. He was a lecturer at the University of California, San Diego and joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in 2007. He was promoted to Associate Professor in 2013 and was a Visiting Professor at the State University of Campinas, Brazil in 2015.

Research Interests

  • Phonetics
  • Phonology
  • Q'anjob'al (Maya)

Research Description

Prof. Ryan Shosted is an experimental phonetician and phonologist. His research focuses on how phonetic principles shape phonological, typological, and diachronic outcomes in language. He specializes in the production of speech, whether through the lens of acoustics, kinematics, or aerodynamics. He currently uses ultrafast dynamic magnetic resonance imaging to study the map between the physiology of the vocal tract and the acoustic signal that emanates from it. He works toward models of speech production built on data from typologically and geographically diverse languages, including understudied and endangered languages.

Education

  • Ph.D., California, 2006
  • M.A., California, 2003
  • B.A., Brigham Young, 2000

Selected Publications

Journal Articles

Shosted, Ryan, Christopher Carignan, and Panying Rong Managing the distinctiveness of phonemic nasal vowels: Articulatory evidence from Hindi Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 131 1 2012, p. 455-46.
Shosted, PhD. Ryan, PhD. Ignacio Hualde, and Daniel Scarpace Palatal complexity revisited: An electropalatographic analysis of /ɲ/ in Brazilian Portuguese with comparison to Peninsular Spanish. Language and Speech 55 4 2012, p. 477-502.
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An articulatory–aerodynamic approach to stop excrescence Journal of Phonetics 2011, p. 660-67.
Carnigan, Christopher, Ryan Shosted, Chilin Shih, and Panying Rong Articulatory compensation for nasality: An EMA study of lingual position during nasalized vowels Journal of Phonetics 39 2011, p. 668–682.
Shosted, Ryan K, and Sharon Rose Affricating ejective fricatives: The case of Tigrinya Journal of the International Phonetic Association 41 1 2011, p. 41-65.
Shosted, Ryan K, Torrey M.J. Loucks, Luc F. De Nil, Christopher J. Poletto, and Annie King Coordinating vocalization onset with articulation: A potential role for sensory cues Phonetica 67 1-2 2010, p. 47-62.

Book Contributions

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Shosted, Ryan Towards a glottalic theory of Mayan New Perspectives in Mayan Linguistics Towards a glottalic theory of Mayan Newcastle upon Tyne Cambrige Scholar's Publishing 2011, p. 80-113.
Shosted, Ryan Articulatory and acoustic characteristics of fricatives in Changana Selected Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference on African Linguistics compiled by E.G. Bokamba, compiled by R. Shosted, compiled by B. Ayalew. Articulatory and acoustic characteristics of fricatives in Changana Compiled by E.G. Bokamba, Compiled by R. Shosted, Compiled by B. Ayalew, Somerville, MA Cascadilla Proceedings Project 2011, p. 119–129.
Shosted, Ryan K Towards a glottalic theory of Mayan New Perspectives in Mayan Linguistics compiled by H. Avelino. Towards a glottalic theory of Mayan Compiled by H. Avelino, Newcastle upon Tyne Cambridge Scholar’s Publishing 2011.
Shosted, Ryan K The production and provenance of Spanish and Portuguese palatal nasals Romance Linguistics 2009: Selected Papers from the 39th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages compiled by S. Colina, compiled by A. Olarrea, compiled by A. Carvalho. The production and provenance of Spanish and Portuguese palatal nasals Compiled by S. Colina, Compiled by A. Olarrea, Compiled by A. Carvalho, Amsterdam John Benjamins 2010, p. 43-62.

Edited Books

Selected Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference on African Linguistics Somerville, MA Cascadilla Proceedings Project 2011.