SOAS University of London

Department of Linguistics

Monik Charette

BA (UQAM), PhD (McGill)
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Monik Charette
Department of Linguistics

Senior Lecturer in Linguistics

London Middle East Institute (LMEI)


Dr Monik Charette
Email address:
+44(0) 20 7898 4647
SOAS University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG
Russell Square: College Buildings
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Office Hours:
Wednesday 12noon-1pm/Friday 3.30-4.30pm (term 1)



My recent research has been on the structure of words in Turkish. I have looked at stress, vowel-zero alternation and suffixation aiming to show how those processes shed light on the structure of words. In collaboration with Asli Göksel and Serkan Şener, I also work on the interface between phonology and syntax. We are looking at initial stress in morphologically complex Turkish words. I continue to work on all aspects of syllabic structure and on vowel harmony.


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Edited Books or Journal Volumes

Austin, Peter and Bond, Oliver and Charette, Monik and Nathan, David and Sells, Peter, eds. (2009) Proceedings of Conference on Language Documentation and Linguistic Theory 2. London: Department of Linguistics, SOAS.

Book Chapters

Charette, Monik and Göksel, A (1998) 'Licensing constraints and vowel harmony in Turkic languages.' In: Cyran, E, (ed.), Structure and Interpretation: Studies in Phonology. PASE Studies and Monographs, pp. 65-89.

Charette, Monik and Göksel, A (1996) 'Switching and vowel harmony in Turkic languages.' In: Kardela/B, H, (ed.), A Festschrift for Edmund Gussmann. University Press of the Catholic University of Lublin, pp. 29-57.

Journal Articles

Charette, Monik (2008) 'The vital role of the trochaic foot in explaining Turkish word endings.' Lingua, 118 (1). pp. 46-65.

Charette, Monik (2006) 'The end of the (Turkish) word.' SOAS Working Papers in Linguistics, 14. pp. 23-40.

Charette, Monik (2004) 'Defining the structure of Turkish words.' SOAS Working Papers in Linguistics, vol.13. pp. 49-79.

Charette, Monik (2000) 'When p-licensing fails: the final high vowels of Turkish.' SOAS Working Papers in Linguistics, vol. 1. pp. 3-18.

Charette, Monik (1998) 'Empty and pseudo-empty categories.' SOAS working papers in linguistics and phonetics, vol. 8. pp. 167-176.

Conference or Workshop Items

Charette, Monik (2004) Vienna-Budapest Round Table - Morpho-phonological domains in Turkish. In: UNSPECIFIED.

Charette, Monik (2004) Workshop on Altaic Formal Linguistics - Defining the structure of Turkish words. In: UNSPECIFIED.

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