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About Christina Esposito

Esposito's research interests include the typology and perception of phonation (voice quality); the interaction between voice quality and prosody (intonation and vocal stress in speech) and languages that use different voice qualities (e.g., creaky, breathy etc.) to make phonological (studies the sound system of a specific language or languages) contrasts.
Her early research focused on applying an experimental approach to defining the phonations of a Zapotec language, using both acoustic and electroglottographic data. She is working on an NSF grant proposal on the production and perception of phonation.
EDUCATION: B.A., State University of New York at Albany; M.A., University of California, Los Angeles; Ph.D., University of California, Los Angeles.
Christina Esposito has been teaching at Macalester College since 2006.


Present Associate Professor and Chair, Linguistics, Macalester College


Research Interests

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  • Experimental Linguistics
  • Introduction to Linguistics
  • Sociolinguistics
  • Sounds of Language

Contact Information

Macalester College
Humanities 204
1600 Grand Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55105


Journal Articles (9)

Unpublished Papers (4)