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Ioana Chitoran

Professor Ioana ChitoranAssociate Professor
308 Reed Hall
(603) 646-3403
Fax: (603) 646-9288

Linguistics and Cognitive Science
Department of French and Italian
Reed Hall, HB 6220
Dartmouth College
Hanover, NH 03755


  • Ph.D. (Linguistics) Cornell University, 1997

Research Interests

  • Phonology, Phonetics
  • Phonology-phonetics interface, phonology-morphology interface
  • Romance languages
  • Caucasian languages

Related Events

  • Workshop for young linguists - Caucasian Languages
    Lyon, April 8 and 9, 2009
    Organizers: Ioana Chitoran and Denis Creissels
  • Workshop Program
    The goal of this workshop is to bring together current and recent linguistics Ph.D. candidates working on all aspects of Caucasian Languages, to encourage an exchange of ideas and future collaborations among them.
    Sponsored by the Collegium de Lyon and the Laboratoire "Dynamique du Langage", Université Lumière Lyon 2
  • Symposium, "Sounds and Tastes of the Caucasus: Music, Language, and Food in Georgia." October 25, 2007. Co-sponsored by the Linguistics and Cognitive Science Program
  • Symposium Photo
  • American Research Institute of the South Caucasus


Selected Publications

  • Chitoran, I and K. Iskarous (2008)
    • Acoustic evidence for high vowel devoicing in Lezgi
      In Sock, Fuchs, Laprie (eds.)
      Proceedings of the 8th International Seminar on Speech Production
      Strasbourg, France, 8-12 December 2008. 93-96
      Paper (pdf)
  • Chitoran, I and J. I. Hualde (2007)
    • From hiatus to diphthong: The evolution of vowel sequences in Romance
      Phonology 24:1, 37-75
      Paper (pdf)
      Statistical Results (pdf)
  • Chitoran, I. and A. Babaliyeva (2007)
    • An Acoustic Description of High Vowel Syncope in Lezgian
      Proceedings of the 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences
      Saarbrücken, Germany, August 2007. 2153-2156
      Paper (pdf)
  • Chitoran, I. (2003)
    • Gestural Timing and the Glide Percept in Romanian
      Proceedings of the 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences
      Barcelona, 2003. 3013-3016
      Abstract (pdf)
  • Hualde, J.I. and I. Chitoran (2003)
    • Explaining the Distribution of Hiatus in Spanish and Romanian
      Proceedings of the 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Barcelona, 2003. 1683-1686
      Abstract (pdf)
  • Chitoran, I. (2002)
    • A perception-production study of Romanian diphthongs and glide-vowel sequences.
      Journal of the International Phonetic Association 32:2. 203-222
      Paper (pdf)
  • Chitoran, I. (2002)
    • The Phonology and Morphology of Romanian Diphthongization
      Probus 14:2. 205-246
      Abstract (pdf)
  • Chitoran, I., L. Goldstein, and D. Byrd (2002)
    • Gestural Overlap and Recoverability: Articulatory Evidence from Georgian
      In C. Gussenhoven and N. Warner (eds.) Laboratory Phonology 7. Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter. 419-447
      Paper (pdf)
  • Chitoran, I. (2001)
    • The Phonology of Romanian: A Constraint-Based Approach
      Berlin, New York: Mouton de Gruyter
  • Chitoran, I. (1999)
    • Accounting for Sonority Violations: The Case of Georgian Consonant Sequencing
      Proceedings of the 14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, San Francisco, August 1999. 101-104
  • Chitoran, I. (1998)
    • Georgian harmonic clusters: Phonetic cues to phonological representation.
      Phonology 15:2. 121-141

Last Updated: 9/17/13