SOAS University of London

Department of Linguistics, School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics

Dr Monik Charette

BA (UQAM), PhD (McGill)
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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 ┼×ener, 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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Charette, Monik (2018) 'Headedness, A and head-alignment'. Glossa. [Forthcoming]

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, (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, (8), pp 167-176.

Edited Books or Journals

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 (2018) 'The internal TR clusters of Acadian French: a hint from schwa'. In: Lindsey, Geoff and Nevins, Andrew, (eds.), Sonic Signatures. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp 18-32.

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

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

Conference Items

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

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


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