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Education

 

2015-present         Ph.D student in Linguistics

                              University of California, San Diego

                              Dissertation committee: Sharon Rose (chair), Eric Bakovic, Marc Garellek, Rachel

                              Walker, Sarah Creel

 

2015                       M.A. in Linguistics

                               University of Florida

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

 

2005                     B.A. (with honors) in Religion, summa cum laude

                              Presbyterian College

 

 

Publications

 

to appear             McCollum, Adam G. Vowel dispersion and Kazakh labial harmony. Phonology 35.

 

2017                      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

 

under revision      Essegbey, James, and Adam G. McCollum.  Initial prominence and progressive vowel

                             harmony in Tutrugbu.

 

under review        McCollum, Adam G. and Chen, Si.  Kazakh.

 

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

                            study from Kazakh vowel harmony.

 

in preparation     McCollum, Adam G.; Eric Bakovic; Anna Mai, and Eric Meinhardt. Tutrugbu and weak

                            determinism.

 

in preparation     McCollum, Adam G.  Word- and phrase-level prominence in Kazakh.

 

 

Conference Proceedings

 

2018                   Non-iterative vowel harmony in Crimean Tatar. Proceedings of WCCFL 35. Calgary, CA

                           (with Darya Kavitskaya).

 

2018                   Unbounded harmony is not always myopic: Evidence from Tutrugbu. Proceedings of

                           WCCFL 35. Calgary, Canada (with James Essegbey).

 

2017                   Mayak and the typology of labial harmony. In The Supplemental Proceedings of the

                           Annual Meeting on Phonology. Los Angeles, California.

 

2016                   Modeling the Gradient Evolution and Decay of Harmony Systems.  In The

                           Supplemental Proceedings of the Annual Meeting on Phonology. Vancouver, BC.

 

2015                   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,

                           University of California, Berkeley, pp. 329-352.

 

 

Presentations

 

2017                    Conditional blocking in Tutrugbu requires non-determinism: Implications for the sub-

                            regular hypothesis. NELS 47. Reykjavik, Iceland. October 27-29.

 

2017                    Non-iterative harmony in Crimean Tatar (with Darya Kavitskaya). SCaMP. Los Angeles,

                            CA. May 7.

 

2017                    Non-iterative harmony in Crimean Tatar (with Darya Kavitskaya). WCCFL 35. Calgary,

                            Alberta, Canada. April 28-30.

 

2017                    Unbounded harmony is not always myopic: Evidence from Tutrugbu (with James

                           Essegbey). WCCFL 35. Calgary, Alberta, Canada, April 28-30. poster.

 

2016                   Vowel harmony in Tutrugbu: Is it phonology or morphosyntax? UC Berkeley Phorum.

                           November 7.

 

2016                   Mayak and the typology of labial harmony. Annual Meeting on Phonology, Los

                           Angeles, California, October 21-23. poster.

 

2016                   A Dispersionary Analysis of Labial Harmony in Kazakh. Southern California April

                           Meeting on Phonology, UC San Diego, April 8-9.

 

2015                   Reinterpreting Height-Conditioned Trigger Strength in Kazakh Labial Harmony.

                           Turkish, Turkic, and the Languages of Turkey (Tu+1), University of Massachusets, Amherst.

                           November 21.

 

2015                   Dispersion-driven Spreading in Kazakh Labial Harmony. UC Santa Cruz Phlunch,

                           November 13.

 

2015                    Modeling the Gradient Evolution and Decay of Harmony Systems.  The Annual

                            Meeting on Phonology, Vancouver, BC, Canada, October 9-11. poster.

 

2015                    Labial Harmonic Shift in Kazakh:  Mapping the Pathways and Motivations for Decay.

                            41st Berkeley Linguistics Society, University of California, Berkeley.  February 6-7.

 

2015                    On the Decay of Rounding Harmony in Kazakh: A Case of Contact-Induced Shift?

                            CUNY Conference on Multilingual Phonology, CUNY, January 15-16.

 

 

Funding Awarded

 

2018                      UCSD Summer Graduate Teaching Scholarship, $1,200.

2015-present         The Katzin Prize

2015-2017              Eugene V. Cota-Robles Fellowship

2015-2017              NSF DDRIG Yazgulyami Syllable Structure (BCS #1500802, PI- Sharon Rose), $17,993.

2015                       Ruth O. McQuown Award, $5,000, declined

2013-2015              Graduate Student Fellowship, $20,000 annually, University of Florida.

2013                       Board of Education Summer Fellowship, University of Florida, $6,500.

2008                      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.

2002-2005           Coca-Cola First Generation Scholarship, $5,000 annually.

 

 

Research Interests

 

Phonology

Gradience

Vowel Harmony

Languages of Central Asia (Turkic and Persian)

Laboratory phonology

Field methodologies

Language documentation

 

 

Fieldwork

 

summer 2018        Tutrugbu (as instructor at CoLang), Gainesville, Florida

2017                      Backness harmony in Turkic

  • Kazakh, Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan
  • Uyghur, Shonzhi, Kazakhstan
  • Kyrgyz (northern and southern dialects), Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan
  • Uzbek, Osh, Kyrgyzstan

2015-2017             Yazgulyami Syllable Structure, Andarbag, Tajikistan.

2016                     Kazakh stress, Kapal, Kazakhstan

2014                     Yazgulyami phonological description, Dushanbe, Tajikistan.

2014                     Kazakh vowel harmony, Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan

 

 

Language Proficiency

 

Kazakh (advanced)

Kyrgyz (intermediate)

Russian (intermediate)

Uzbek (elementary)

Turkish (elementary)

Tajik (elementary)

Tutrugbu (research)

Yazgulyami (research)

 

 

Reviewing

 

2017                    Ad-hoc reviewer for Oxford University Press, ACAL 47

2016                   Ad-hoc reviewer for JIPA

 

 

Teaching Experience

 

As instructor-of-record:

 

            Summer 2018 (1st session)      Field Methods: Tutrugbu (co-instructor with James Essegbey and

                                                            Felix Ameka). The Institute for Collaborative Research on Language

                                                            (CoLang). University of Florida.

            Summer 2018 (2nd session)    LIGN 101: Introduction to the Study of Language. University of

                                                            California, San Diego.

 

As teaching assistant:

 

            Winter 2018    LIGN 111: Phonology

                                    Instructor: Eric Bakovic

            Fall 2017         LIGN 101: Introduction to the Study of Language

                                    Instructor: Andy Kehler

 

 

Service

 

2017-present       Admissions Committee, UC San Diego

2015-2017           Colloquium Committee, UC San Diego

2015                    Executive Planning Committee, Creating Linguistic Worlds: Documenting, Recording,

                            and Archiving Languages.  University of Florida, March 19-22.

2014-2015           Graduate Linguistics Society President, University of Florida

2013-2015           Phonology Interest Group Facilitator, University of Florida

2013-2015           Language Documentation Interest Group member, University of Florida

2013-2014           Graduate Student Representative to the faculty, University of Florida

 

 

Organizational Membership

 

2014-present       Linguistic Society of America

 

 

Relevant Professional Experience

 

2006-2007         English Education Department Head, REACH Public Fund, Almaty, Kazakhstan.

2009-2012          Education Department Head, REACH Public Fund, Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan.

2010-2011            Regional Director of English Standardized Testing, Taldykorgan, Kazakhstan.