Anna Bosch

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Education: 
Ph.D. Linguistics, The University of Chicago
B.A. Linguistics and the College of Letters, Wesleyan University. Middletown, Connecticut
Biography: 

Anna Bosch joined the University of Kentucky in 1990, and has been an Associate Professor of Linguistics and English since 1996, serving as Director of the Linguistics Program from 1997-2006. Bosch earned a double degree in linguistics and the College of Letters from Wesleyan University, and received her graduate degree in linguistics at the University of Chicago. Her research interests include phonological theory, field methods and dialectology (primarily Scottish Gaelic and North American). Bosch has authored numerous articles in the field of linguistics and has over a decade of fieldwork research on endangered and minority languages. She has twice been a Visiting Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies in the Humanities at Edinburgh University, and has received research grants from the American Philosophical Society and the Thomas J. Watson Foundation; she has also served on the selection committee for the Watson Fellowship, and as a consultant in ‘analytical reasoning’ for ETS.  In her role as Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs in Arts & Sciences, Bosch oversees curricular and program changes, implementation of the General Education curriculum, programmatic assessment, enrollment management, online education, and interdisciplinary programs.

Research: 

Areas of Specialty:

  • Linguistics
  • Phonological Theory
  • History of Linguistics
  • Dialectology and Dialect Studies
  • Celtic languages, especially Scottish Gaelic
  • Romance languages, especially French
Selected Publications: 

Books:

  • (Translator) Spatial Prepositions: A Case Study from French. 1991. A translation of L’Espace en Français, by Claude Vandeloise (1986).  Chicago: University of Chicago Press.  265pp.
  • A Handbook of Creek (Muscogee) Grammar. 1984. Muskogee, Oklahoma: Indian University Press. 35pp.

Selected articles:

  • “Transcription: The phonetics-phonology interface,” 2011. In Formal Approaches to Celtic Linguistics, edited by Andrew Carnie.  Cambridge: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, pp. 307-320.
  • “Syllable-internal structure,” 2011.  In The Blackwell Companion to Phonology, edited by Marc van Oostendorp, Colin Ewen, Beth Hume, and Keren Rice.  Blackwell (5 vols.), pp. 781-798. [link to online chapter]
  • “Phonology in modern Gaelic,” 2010. In The Edinburgh Companion to the Gaelic Language, edited by Moray Watson and Michelle Macleod. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, pp. 114-135.
  • “Revisiting preaspiration: Evidence from the Survey of the Gaelic Dialects of Scotland,” 2010.  Proceedings of the Harvard Celtic Colloquium, vols 26 & 27, pp. 269-290.
  • “Fine-grained morphophonological variation in Scottish Gaelic,” co-authored with James Scobbie, 2009.  In Variationist Approaches to Indigenous Minority Languages, edited by James Stanford and Dennis Preston. John Benjamins, pp. 347-368.
  • “Scottish Gaelic dialectology: A preliminary assessment of the Survey of the Gaelic Dialects of Scotland.” 2006. Lingua 116, 2012-2022.
  • “Borgstrøm’s Dialect of Barra in the Outer Hebrides: The uses and misuses of description in theory,” 2003. Scottish Gaelic Studies XXI, 221-240.
  • “The syllable in Scottish Gaelic dialect studies,” 1998a. Scottish Gaelic Studies XVIII, 1-22.
  • (with Kenneth de Jong),“Syllables and supersyllables: Evidence for low level phonological domains,”  1998b. Texas Linguistic Forum 41: Exploring the Boundaries Between Phonetics and Phonology, 1-14.
  • “Transcription and representation in Scottish Gaelic dialect studies,” 1997a. Orbis 39, 79-89.
  •  “Prominence at two levels: Stress versus pitch prominence in North Welsh,” 1997b. The Journal of Celtic Linguistics 5, 121-165.
  • “The prosody of Barra Gaelic epenthetic vowels,” (with Kenneth de Jong) 1997c. Studies in the Linguistic Sciences 27, 1-15.
  • “A brief historiography of Scottish Gaelic dialect studies.”  1990a. Celtic Language, Celtic Culture: A Festschrift for Eric P. Hamp, 199-206, edited by A. Matonis and D. Melia.  Van Nuys, CA: Ford and Bailie.
  • (with Diane Brentari) “The mora: Autosegment or syllable constituent?”  1990b. Papers from the 26th Annual Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, II: Parasession on the Syllable, 1- 16, edited by M. Noske, M. Ziolkowski and K. Deaton.
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