About the Editors

Marc van Oostendorp is senior researcher at the Department of Variation Linguistics at the Meertens Instituut of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, and Professor of Phonological Microvariation at Leiden University. He has an MA and a PhD degree from Tilburg University (the Netherlands). His research focuses on the phonology-morphology interface, the formalization of microvariation in phonology, the study of Dutch dialects, the interface between sociolinguistics and phonology, segmental structure and the structure of Optimality Theory.

Colin J. Ewen is Professor and Chair of English Language and Linguistics at the University of Leiden. He holds an MA in English Language and Linguistics and a PhD from the University of Edinburgh. His research interests lie in the representation of segmental and suprasegmental structure, particularly in relation to sonorant consonants. He is editor (with Ellen Kaisse) of the journal Phonology.

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, an MA in French and social psychology of language from McMaster University (Canada), and a BA in French from Université Laval (Quebec). 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.

Keren Rice is University Professor and Canada Research Chair in Linguistics and Aboriginal Studies at the University of Toronto. She holds an MA and PhD in linguistics from the University of Toronto and a BA in linguistics from Cornell University. Her research interests lie in language sound systems, contrast and markedness, interfaces with phonology, language variation and language change, and Athabaskan languages as well as ethics and responsibilities of linguists in fieldwork. She has published on topics including feature theory, sonorants, markedness, language change, and Athabaskan phonology and morphology.

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