Edinburgh Research Explorer

Dr Pavel Iosad

Lecturer in Theoretical Phonology

Education / Academic qualification

Master of Arts, Moscow State University
Initial consonant mutations in the world's languages: typology, theory, diachrony
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), University of Tromsø
Representation and variation in substance-free phonology: a case study in Celtic

Websites

Visiting and Research Positions

2013–. Lecturer in Theoretical Phonology, University of Edinburgh

2012–2013. Lecturer in Language and Linguistics, University of Ulster, Northern Ireland

2007–2012. Pre-doctoral research fellow, Center for Advanced Study in Theoretical Linguistics (CASTL), University of Tromsø, Norway

Qualifications

2007–2012. PhD in Linguistics, University of Tromsø, Tromsø, Norway

2002–2007. Specialist (roughly MA equivalent) in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics, Moscow State University, Moscow, Russian Federation (with distinction)

 

Research Interests

Theoretical phonology: phonological representations, feature theory, phonological interfaces and modularity in phonology

Celtic languages, Germanic languages (particularly North Germanic), Slavic languages

Historical phonology, phonology and language contact

Teaching

University of Edinburgh

  • Phonological Theory (Honours)
  • Current Issues in Phonology (Honours/MSc)
  • Celtic, English, and Norse in Contact (Honours)
  • Historical Phonology (Honours/MSc)
  • LEL2D: Cross-Linguistic Variation: Limits and Theories (pre-Honours)
  • LEL2E: Structure and History of European Languages (pre-Honours)
  • Gaelic Dialectology (Honours)
  • Linguistics and the Gaelic Language (pre-Honours)
  • Honours Foundation: Phonetics and Phonology

 

University of Ulster

  • Theoretical Approaches to the Phonetics and Phonology of English (MSc)
  • Linguistics for Clinicians 2 (BA)
  • Linguistic Analysis (BA) 
  • Linguistic Theory (BA)
  • Research Methods (BA)
  • Current Issues in Linguistic Theory (BA)
  • Critical Review (MSc)

University of Tromsø

  • Historical Linguistics (BA)
  • Examen Facultatum for the Humanities (BA)
  • Structures of Russian (BA)
  • Language and Literature of Medieval Russia (MA)
  • Phonetics (BA)

Research Groups

  • Phonetics & Phonology Research Group
  • Language Variation & Change Research Group
  • English Language Research Group
  • Affiliate of the Angus McIntosh Centre for Historical Linguistics

Administrative Roles

  • ILW Coordinator for LEL (2015)
  • Convenor of LEL2D: Cross-Linguistic Variation: Limits and Theories (2016–)
  • Convenor of Third-Year Project for students going abroad (2016–)
  • Representative on the PPLS School Management Committee (2016–2017)
  • PPLS Senior Tutor (2017–)

Highlighted research outputs

  1. The phonologization of redundancy: Length and quality in Welsh vowels

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  2. Celtic mutations

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  3. Optimality theory: Motivations and perspectives

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter (peer-reviewed)

  4. Prosodic structure and suprasegmental features: Short-vowel stød in Danish

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  5. Welsh svarabhakti as stem allomorphy

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

View all (79) »

Highlighted research activities & awards

  1. Phonology

    Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial activity

  2. Member of Peer Review College

    Activity: External academic engagementMembership of peer review panel or committee

  3. Canadian Journal of Linguistics

    Activity: Editorial work or peer review of publicationsEditorial activity

View all (33) »

ID: 8612304