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Holman Tse

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View of Dahntahn Picksburgh from Mahnt Worshington. What did I just say? Learn more about Pittsburghese (and more generally about Western PA speech).


Jan. 31, 2019: Dissertation PDF link now available

Jan. 5, 2019: LSA poster presentation, Link to poster PDF, LSA schedule

Oct. 2018: Presentation at NWAV 47. See slides

Sept. 2018: Dissertation defended! See news item

April 2017: See publications page for new articles in Linguistica Atlantica and Asia Pacific Language Variation


My CV (PDF) - Last Updated: February 8, 2019


PhD, University of Pittsburgh (Linguistics)
MA, University of Chicago (Linguistics)
BA, University of California - Santa Cruz (Anthropology with highest honors, minor in Linguistics, Phi Beta Kappa)

Certificate in TESL, University of California - Berkeley (Extension)

Research Interests

General Areas: Sociolinguistics, Contact Linguistics, Historical Linguistics, Phonetics / Phonology
Specific Areas: sound change and bilingualism/multilingualism, heritage language phonetics/phonology, vowel variation and change, phonetics-phonology interface, Cantonese linguistics, Northeastern Bantu Languages

Research Profiles

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Contact Information

Holman Tse
University of Pittsburgh
Department of Linguistics
2816 Cathedral of Learning
Pittsburgh, PA 15260

Email (hbt3 AT pitt DOT edu)