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Education

2015-present

 

 

 

 

 

2015

 

 

 

2005

Ph.D student in Linguistics

University of California, San Diego

Dissertation topic: Gradience and locality in phonology: Case studies from Turkic vowel harmony

Committee: Sharon Rose (chair), Eric Baković, Marc Garellek, Rachel Walker, Sarah Creel

 

M.A. in Linguistics

University of Florida

Advisors: Caroline Wiltshire (chair), Brent Henderson (co-chair), Ratree Wayland

 

B.A. (with honors) in Religion, summa cum laude. Presbyterian College

Publications

accepted

 

accepted

 

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

McCollum, Adam G. and Si Chen. Kazakh. Journal of the International Phonetic Association.

 

McCollum, Adam G. The empirical consequences of data collection methods: A case

study from Kazakh vowel harmony. Linguistic Discovery

 

McCollum, Adam G. Vowel dispersion and Kazakh labial harmony. Phonology 35.2: 287-326. doi:10.1017/S0952675718000052

 

Chen, Si; Zhang Caicai, Adam G. McCollum, and Ratree Wayland.  Statistical modelling of phonetic and phonologised perturbation effects in tonal and non-tonal languages. Speech Communication 88: 17-38. doi: 10.1016/j.specom.2017.01.006

Manuscripts

submitted

 

under review

 

Essegbey, James, and Adam G. McCollum. Initial prominence and progressive vowel harmony in Tutrugbu. Phonological Data & Analysis.

 

McCollum, Adam G.; Eric Baković; Anna Mai, and Eric Meinhardt. The computational expressivity of segmental phonology and the definition of weak determinism. Phonology

Conference Proceedings (reviewed as abstracts)

2018

 

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

 

2016

 

 

2015

 

McCollum, Adam G. and Darya Kavitskaya. Non-iterative vowel harmony in Crimean Tatar. Proceedings of WCCFL 35, pp. 259-268.

 

McCollum, Adam G. and James Essegbey. Unbounded harmony is not always myopic: Evidence from Tutrugbu. Proceedings of WCCFL 35, pp. 251-258.

 

McCollum, Adam G. Mayak and the typology of labial harmony. In The Supplemental Proceedings of the Annual Meeting on Phonology.

 

McCollum, Adam G. Modeling the Gradient Evolution and Decay of Harmony Systems.  In The  Supplemental Proceedings of the Annual Meeting on Phonology. Vancouver, BC.

 

McCollum, Adam G. Labial Harmonic Shift in Kazakh:  Mapping the Pathways and Motivations for Decay. In The Proceedings of the 41st Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, pp. 329-352.

Conference Presentations (reviewed as abstracts)

2018

 

 

2018

 

 

2017

 

 

2017

 

 

2017

 

 

2016

 

 

2015

 

 

2015

 

 

2015

 

 

2015

 

McCollum, Adam G. Gradient morphophonology: Evidence from Uyghur vowel harmony. Annual Meeting on Phonology. UC San Diego, October 5-7.

 

McCollum, Adam G. Locality, transparency, and Uyghur backness harmony. 26th Manchester Phonology Meeting. University of Manchester, May 24-26.

 

McCollum, Adam G.;Eric Bakovic; Anna Mai, and Eric Meinhardt. Conditional blocking in Tutrugbu requires non-determinism: Implications for the subregular hypothesis. NELS 47. University of Iceland. October 27-29.

 

McCollum, Adam G. and Darya Kavitskaya. Non-iterative harmony in Crimean Tatar (with Darya Kavitskaya). WCCFL 35. University of Calgary, April 28-30.

 

McCollum, Adam G. and James Essegbey. Unbounded harmony is not always myopic: Evidence from Tutrugbu. WCCFL 35. University of Calgary, April 28-30. poster.

 

McCollum, Adam G. Mayak and the typology of labial harmony. Annual Meeting on Phonology, University of Southern California, October 21-23. poster.

 

McCollum, Adam G. Reinterpreting Height-Conditioned Trigger Strength in Kazakh Labial Harmony.           Turkish, Turkic, and the Languages of Turkey (Tu+1), University of Massachusets, Amherst, November 21-22.

 

McCollum, Adam G. Modeling the Gradient Evolution and Decay of Harmony Systems. The Annual Meeting on Phonology, Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 9-11. poster.

 

McCollum, Adam G. Labial Harmonic Shift in Kazakh:  Mapping the Pathways and Motivations for Decay. The 41st Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society, University of California, Berkeley.  February 6-7.

 

McCollum, Adam G. On the Decay of Rounding Harmony in Kazakh: A Case of Contact-Induced Shift?        CUNY Conference on Multilingual Phonology, The City University of New York, January 15-16.

Other Conference Presentations (not peer-reviewed)

2018

 

 

 

2017

 

 

2016

 

 

2015

 

 

2014

Meinhardt, Eric; Adam G. McCollum; Anna Mai, and Eric Baković. Weak determinism and its discontents:  alternative to the definition of weakly deterministic regular functions. Southern California Annual Meeting on Phonology, University of Southern California, April 7.

 

McCollum, Adam. G. and Darya Kavitskaya. Non-iterative harmony in Crimean Tatar. Southern California Annual Meeting on Phonology, UCLA, May 6.

 

McCollum, Adam. G. A dispersionary analysis of Kazakh labial harmony. Southern California April Meeting on Phonology, UC San Diego, April 8-9.

 

McCollum, Adam. G. The theoretical consequences of data collection practices: A case study in vowel harmony. Student Research Colloquium, University of Florida, March 19.

 

McCollum, Adam. G. Kazakh vowels and labial harmony: A Corpus study. 9th Annual Florida Symposium for the Social Sciences, University of Florida, March 14, 2014. poster.

Invited Talks

2016

 

2015

 

2014

Vowel harmony in Tutrugbu: Is it phonology or morphosyntax? UC Berkeley Phorum, November 6.

 

Dispersion-driven spreading in Kazakh labial harmony. UC Santa Cruz Phlunch, November 13.

 

Kazakh labial harmony: Modeling harmonic decay in Optimality Theory. University of Florida Linguistics Colloquium Series, April 17.

Grants and Awards

2018-2019

2018

 

2018

 

2018

2018

2015-present

2015-2017

2015-2017

 

2015

2013-2015

2013

2008

 

2002-2005

UC President’s Dissertation Year Fellowship, $22,000

UCSD Social Sciences Divisional Research Grant: The complexity of sound patterns in human languages and its relation to learnability (PI- Eric Baković; with Anna Mai, and Eric Meinhardt), $24,968

UCSD Academic Senate Grant: The complexity of human language sound patterns and its relation to learnability (PI- Eric Baković, in collaboration with Anna Mai, and Eric Meinhardt), $10,484.67

UCSD Summer Graduate Teaching Scholarship, $1,200

TA Excellence Award, UCSD Department of Linguistics

The Katzin Prize, $10,000 annually for five years

Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship, $25,000 annually for two years

NSF DDRIG Yazgulyami Syllable Structure (BCS #1500802, PI- Sharon Rose), $17,993. discontinued due to security issues.

Ruth O. McQuown Award, $5,000, declined

Graduate Student Fellowship, $20,000 annually, University of Florida.

Board of Education Summer Fellowship, University of Florida, $6,500.

Social Science Research Council funding for intensive study of Tajik at The Summer Workshop in Slavic and Eastern European Languages at Indiana University, $3,000.

Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship, $5,000 annually.

Fieldwork experience

2017

2017

2017

2017

2016

2016

2014

2014

Kazakh: Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan

Uyghur: Shonzhy, Kazakhstan

Kyrgyz (Northern and Southern dialects): Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Uzbek: Osh, Kyrgyzstan

Kazakh: Kapal, Kazakhstan

Yazgulyami: Budun, Tajikistan

Kazakh: Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan

Yazgulyami: Dushanbe, Tajikistan

Fieldwork and documentation classes

2018

 

 

2014

 

2013-2014

Tutrugbu, CoLang Practicum (as instructor), with Profs. James Essegbey (University of Florida) and Felix Ameka (Leiden University)

 

Mauritian Creole, LIN 6165 (Field Methods, Instructor: Prof. Eric Potsdam), University of Florida

 

Persian, LIN 6932 (Language Documentation & Methods in Language Documentation, Instructor: Todd Hughes, 2 semesters), University of Florida

Teaching Experience

Instructor of record:

      2018

      2018

 

 

Teaching Assistant:

      2018

      2018

      2017

 

Other experience:

      2017-2018

      2010-2011

      2009-2012

      2008-2009

      2006-2007

 

LIGN 101: Introduction to the Study of Language, UC San Diego. Term: Summer 2

CoLang Field Methods Practicum: Tutrugbu, with Profs. James Essegbey (University of Florida) and Felix Ameka (Leiden University), Term: Summer 1

 

 

LIGN 175: Sociolinguistics. Instructor: Prof. Eric Baković. Term: Spring

LIGN 111: Phonology. Instructor: Prof. Eric Baković. Term: Winter

LIGN 101: Introduction to the Study of Language. Instructor: Prof. Andrew Kehler. Term: Fall

 

 

Graduate student researcher, Areal Linguistic Features of Africa database (PI- Sharon Rose)

Regional Director of English Standardized Testing, Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan.

Education Department Head, REACH Public Fund, Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan.

Standardized test tutor, Bloomington, Indiana

English Education Department Head, REACH Public Fund, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

Mentoring

2018

 

2018

2018

 

2018

 

 

2016

Sharon Basch, LIGN 199 (Independent Research) on gradient vowel harmony, Fall term.

Faculty advisor: Prof. Sharon Rose

Christina Fallone, volunteer Teaching Assistant for LIGN 101, Summer 2

Courtney Rhoda, Sally Ryu, LIGN 199 (Independent Research) on palatal harmony in Kyrgyz, Spring term.

Faculty advisor: Prof. Sharon Rose

Katherine Lott, Young Oh, Heaven Olmos, LIGN 199 (Independent Research) on palatal harmony in Uyghur, Winter term.

Faculty advisor: Prof. Sharon Rose

Natalya Reed, LIGN 199 (Independent Research) on labial harmony in Crimean Tatar, Fall term.

Faculty advisor: Prof. Sharon Rose

Service

2018

2017-2018

2015-2017

2015

 

2014-2015

2013-2015

2013-2014

Student organizer, Annual Meeting on Phonology 2018. UC San Diego, October 5-7.

Admissions Committee, UC San Diego

Colloquium Committee, UC San Diego

Executive Planning Committee, Creating Linguistic Worlds: Documenting, Recording, and Archiving Languages.  University of Florida, March 19-22.

Graduate Linguistics Society President, University of Florida

Phonology Interest Group Facilitator, University of Florida

Graduate Student Representative to the faculty, University of Florida

Reviewing

2018

2018

2017

2017

2016

19th International Conference on Turkish Linguistics (abstracts)

Journal of Linguistics

Selected Proceedings of the 47th Annual Conference on African Linguistics

Oxford University Press

Journal of the International Phonetic Association

Organizational Membership

2014-present

Linguistic Society of America

Language Proficiency

Kazakh (advanced)

Kyrgyz (intermediate)

Russian (low-intermediate)

Uzbek (elementary, low-intermediate reading)

Turkish (elementary)

Uyghur (elementary)

Tajik (elementary)

Tutrugbu (research)

Yazgulyami (research)

Technical Skills

Praat

ELAN

FLEx

R

SPSS

LaTeX

Audacity

Adobe Creative Suite