Nancy J. Caplow


Associate Professor
PhD, University of California at Santa Barbara

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • phonetics and phonology
  • stress, tone, tonogenesis
  • Tibetan dialects
  • functional / cognitive linguistics 

Recent Graduate Courses Taught

  • Seminar in Descriptive Linguistics
  • Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology
  • Studies in English Grammar

Selected Publications

Toward a quantitative account of pitch distribution in spontaneous narrative: theory and application. Samuel E. Matteson, Gloria Streit Olness, and Nancy J. Caplow. Submitted.

"Directionals in Tokpe Gola Tibetan discourse." In Roland Bielmeier and Felix Haller (Eds.)  Trends in Linguistics: Linguistics of the Himalayas and Beyond. pp. 23-46. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter. (2007).

Selected Conference Presentations

“Amdo Tibetan and Balti Tibetan: Sister languages 1,200 miles apart.” 3rd International Conference on Tibetan Language. Columbia University. New York. December 2011

“Lexical prosody in Balti Tibetan.” 16th Himalayan Languages Symposium. School of Oriental and African Studies. London, England. September 2010.

“Historical comparative acoustics and prosodic re-analysis: the case of Tibetan.” Prosodic Typology: State of the art & future prospects. Berlin, Germany. February 2010.

“Characterizing F0 as a correlate of stress in Rebkong Amdo Tibetan.” DFW Metroplex Linguistics Conference. University of Texas at Arlington. Arlington, TX. November 2009.