Elizabeth Hume

The Ohio State University

Elizabeth Hume is Professor and Chair of the Department of Linguistics at The Ohio State University. She holds a PhD and MA in Linguistics from Cornell University (1992), an MA in French and social psychology of language from McMaster University (Canada), and a BA in French from Université Laval (Québec). Her research interests lie in language sound systems, cognitive science, language variation and language change. She has published widely on topics including consonant/vowel interaction, feature theory, geminates, markedness, metathesis, sound change, the interplay of speech perception and phonology and Maltese phonetics and phonology. Her current research focuses on developing a model of variability and change in language sound systems, making use of tools from Information Theory.