Skip to main content

About Clàudia Pons-Moll

Tenured assistant professor in the Department of Catalan Philology and General Linguistics of the Universitat de Barcelona. PhD in Catalan Philology (2004) with the dissertation "Consonantal Contacts in Balearic Catalan. Description and Analysis", finalist with special mention of the award Premi Claustre de Doctors de la Universitat de Barcelona a tesis doctorals (2006 edition, with 88 candidates).

My research and teaching areas are phonology, morphology, linguistic theory, and linguistic variation. I was benefited with a PhD grant from the Generalitat de Catalunya (1999FI 00478) during the period 1999-2002. I have been adjunct professor in the Departament de Filologia Catalana of the Universitat de Barcelona (2003-2006; 2011-2012) and in the Departament de Filologia Catalana of the Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona (2004-2007). During the period 2008-2010, I was  benefited with a Juan de la Cierva research contract (MICINN-UAB) to carry out a project on the phonology of Romance languages, ascribed to the coordinated project "Microvariation: syntactic and morphophonological features" (MICINN-UAB; PI: C. Picallo). 

Along with Josefina Carrera, I am the director of the interuniversitary teaching/research project The sounds of Catalan (UB-UAB-UdL-URV-UiB-UPF; 2008MQD-00189; PI: Joan Sol?; 2010MQD-00193, PI: Claudia Pons-Moll), awarded with a RecerCAIXA grant (RecerCaixa 2011, PI: Claudia Pons-Moll). Website:

I have presented the results of my research in different conferences (Manchester Phonology Meeting, GLOW, NELS, OCP, Going Romance, LSRL, Phonetics and Phonology in Iberia, ConSole, North American Phonology Conference, LabPhon, International Morphology Meeting, Decembrettes, Colloquium on Generative Grammar, Cuny Phonology Forum, etc.), journals, books and specialized volumes (Linguistic Inquiry, Probus, Phonology, Catalan Journal of Linguistics, Acta Linguistica Hungarica, Romance languages and linguistic theory 2002 (Benjamins, 2004), Prosodies (De Gruyter Mouton, 2005), Romance languages and linguistic theory 2009 (Benjamins, 2011), Romance languages and linguistic theory 2010 (Benjamins, 2012), The Dialect Laboratory. Dialects as a testing ground for theories of language change (SLC, Benjamins, 2012), Romance phonetics and phonology (Oxford UP, in press), Proceedings of NELS-40, 2013; Proceedings of ConSOLE X, 2002; Caplletra, Estudis Romanics, Catalan Review, Zetischrift fur Katalanistik,  Symposia Philologica, Randa, Llengua & Literatura, Estudios Catalanes, Revista de Linguistica Occitana, etc. 
I have attended two linguistic summer institutes organized by the Linguistic Society of America (1999: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; 2005: Massachusetts Institute of Technology / Harvard University), and I have been visiting scholar at the Department of Linguistics at UMass during the period January-May 2010 (sponsored by John J. McCarthy and funded by a Jose Castillejo grant; ref. JC2009-00277). 

With Joan Mascaro, I have won the Premi d'Investigacio Cultural Francesc de Borja Moll (Institut Menorqui d'Estudis; Ajuntament de Ciutadella) for the project "Grammatical Study of Minorcan Catalan", which is in process of elaboration. I have published the book La teoria de l'optimitat. Una introduccio aplicada al catala de les Illes Balears (PAM, 2007). I have edited, along with Maria-Rosa Lloret, various specialized books (including Linguistica i gramatiques, Noves aproximacions a la fonologia i la morfologia del catala. Volum d'homenatge a Max W. Wheeler, and Classics d’ahir i d’avui en la gramatica del catala). Along with Josefina Carrera, I have edited the book Aplicacions de la fonetica. During the period March-December 2012, I collaborated in the proof-reading and the completion of the phonology and the morphology chapters of the Gramatica de la llengua catalana (IEC) (PI: (Joan Sol?), G. Rigau, M.P. Saldanya). 

Since 1999, I have been member of various research projects of the Grup d'Estudi de la Variacio Dialectal (UB:; PI: Maria-Rosa Lloret). I am also member of the Grup d'Estudi de la Variacio and external collaborator of the Center for Theoretical Linguistics (UAB). 

Recent publications: 

Old website and older publications:


Present Titular Professor, University of Barcelona
Present External collaborator, Centre de Lingüística Teòrica, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
Present Departament de Filologia Catalana, Universitat de Barcelona, University of Barcelona

Curriculum Vitae

Enter a valid date range.

Enter a valid date range.

Contact Information


2017 (2)

in press (2)

2016 (6)

2015 (2)

2014 (10)

2013 (4)