Professor of Linguistics

Indiana University
Department of Linguistics
332 Memorial Hall
Bloomington, IN, 47405

Phone: (812) 855-2043

Email: davis AT

Research Interests:
Phonology, Semitic linguistics, African-American English, general linguistics.

CV: here.



Research Publication

Davis, Stuart and Donna Jo Napoli (1994) A Prosodic Template in Historical Change: The Passage of the Latin Second Conjugation into Romance, Rosenberg and Sellier: Turin.

Davis, Stuart (1988) Topics in Syllable Geometry. Garland Press: New York. (In the series "Outstanding Dissertations in Linguistics".)

Encyclopedia Articles:
Davis, Stuart (2008) "Velarization". The Encyclopedia of the Arabic Language (v. 4), Brill: Leiden.

Davis, Stuart (2006) "Syllable Constituents". The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics (2nd edition), v. 12, pp. 326-328, Pergamon Press: Oxford & New York.

Davis, Stuart (2004) "Linguistics". The Social Science Encyclopedia, 3rd edition, Volume II, Routledge: New York, pp 583-585.

Davis, Stuart (1993) "Loanwords, Phonological Treatment". The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, Pergamon Press: Oxford and New York, pp. 2273-2276.

Davis, Stuart (1993) "Language Games". The Encyclopedia of Language and Linguistics, Pergamon Press: Oxford and New York, pp. 1980-1985.

Selected Articles in Refereed Journals and Books:
Ragheb, Marwa and Stuart Davis (To appear) On the L1 Development of Final Consonant Clusters in Cairene Arabic. In Reem Khamis-Dakwar and Karen Froud (eds.), Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics 26, Philadelphia/Amsterdam: John Benjamins Co.

Davis, Stuart and Natsuko Tsujimura (To appear) Non-concatenative Derivation: Other Processes. In Rochelle Lieber and Pavol Stekauer (eds.) The Handbook of Derivational Morphology, Oxford: Oxford University Press.

Davis, Stuart and Marwa Ragheb (2014) Geminate Representation in Arabic. In Samira Farwaneh (ed.), Perspectives on Arabic Linguistics 25, pp. 3-19, Philadelphia/Amsterdam: John Benjamins Co.

Green, Christopher, Stuart Davis, Boubacar Diakite and Karen Baertsch (2014) On the Role of Margin Phonotactics in Colloquial Bamana Complex Syllables. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 32:499-536.

Green, Christopher and Stuart Davis (2014) Superadditivity and Limitations on Syllable Complexity in Bambara Words. In Ashley Farris-Trimble and Jessica Barlow (eds.) Perspectives on Phonological Theory and Acquisition: Papers in Honor of Daniel Dinnsen, pp. 223-244. Philadelphia/Amsterdam: John Benjamins Co.

Davis, Stuart and Nikole Miller (2014) Review of H. Samy Alim and Geneva Smitherman's 'Articulate While Black: Barack Obama, Language and Race in the U.S.' Oxford: Osford University Press, 2012. Language 90 pp. 280-283.

Anderson, Vicki Michael and Stuart Davis (2013) Where American English Meets German: Devoicing in Pennsylvania Dutchified English. In Shin-Ichi Tanaka (ed.) Unveiling New Facts in English Phonology (Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan 17 No. 1), pp. 18-25.

Davis, Stuart and Karen Baertsch (2012) Formal Versus Functional Explanation for a Universal Theory of Syllable Structure. Journal of Universal Language 13:7-34.

Hantgan, Abbie and Stuart Davis (2012) Bondu Vowel Harmony: A Descriptive Analysis with Theoretical Implications. Studies in African Linguistics 41:187-212.

Davis, Stuart, Natsuko Tsujimura and Jung-yueh Tu (2012) "Toward a Taxonomy of Loanword Prosody". Catalan Journal of Linguistics 11:13-39.

Davis, Stuart (2011) "Quantity". In John Goldsmith, Jason Riggle and Alan Yu (eds.), The Handbook of Phonological Theory (2nd edition). pp. 103-140, Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Davis, Stuart (2011) "Geminates". In Marc van Oostendorp, Colin J. Ewen, Elizabeth Hume & Keren Rice (eds.), The Blackwell Companion to Phonology. v. 2, pp. 837-859, Malden, MA & Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Tsujimura, Natsuko and Stuart Davis (2011) "A Construction Approach to Innovative Verbs in Japanese". Cognitive Linguistics 22:797-823.

Davis, Stuart & Karen Baertsch (2011) "On the Relationship between Codas and Onset Clusters". In Charles Cairns and Eric Raimy (eds.), Handbook of the Syllable. Leiden: Brill, pp. 71-97.

Lee, Dongmyung and Stuart Davis (2010) "Evidence for Accentless Words in South Kyungsang Korean". Studies in Phoneitcs, Phonology and Morphology 16:245-258.

Davis, Stuart (2010) Distributional Evidence for the Foot from the L1 Acquisition of American English. Phonological Studies 13.

Davis, Stuart (2010) A Note on the Loanword Tonology of Kyungsang Korean Dialects". In Sang-Oak Lee (ed.), Contemporary Korean Linguistics: International Perspectives. Gyeonggi, Korea: Thaehaksa Publishing Co., pp. 46-62.

Lee, Dongmyung & Stuart Davis (2009) On the Pitch-Accent System of South Kyungsang Korean: A Phonological Perspective. Language Research 45:3-22.

Baertsch, Karen & Stuart Davis (2009) Strength Relations between Consonants: A Syllable-based OT Approach. In K. Nasukawa and P. Backley (eds.) Phonological Strength. New York: Mouton de Gruyter, pp. 293-324.

Tsujimura, Natsuko & Stuart Davis (2009) Dragon Ash and the Reinterpretation of Hip Hop: On the Notion of Rhyme in Japanese Hip Hop. In Awad Ibrahim, H. Samy Alim, and Alastair Pennycock (eds.), Global Linguistic Flows: Hip Hop Cultures, Identities, and the Politics of Language. Routledge, pp. 179-193.

Karen Baertsch & Stuart Davis (2008) Decomposing the Syllable Contact Asymmetry in Korean. In Haruo Kubozono (ed.), Asymmetries in Phonology: An East-Asian Perspective. Tokyo: Kurosio. pp 27-47.

Davis, Stuart (2007) On English Word Final /s/ in Korean Loanword Phonology. In Sand-Oak Lee, Choong-Yon Park and James Yoon (eds.), Promenades in Language. Seoul: Hankook Publishing Co. pp. 125-151.

Davis, Stuart & Hyunsook Kang (2006) English Loanwords and the Word Final [t] Problem in Korean. Language Research 42:253-274.

Davis, Stuart & Isao Ueda (2006) Prosodic vs. Morphological Mora Augmentation. Lexicon Forum 2:121-143.

Davis, Stuart & Mihui Cho (2006) Phonetics vs. Phonology: English Word-Final /s/ in Korean Loanword Phonology. Lingua 116:1008-1023.

Davis, Stuart (2005) Observations Concerning African American English in the Writings of Francis Lieber. In Charles Mack and Harry Lesesne (eds.), Francis Lieber and the Culture of the Mind. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press.
pp. 86-100.

Ueda, Isao & Stuart Davis (2005) Developmental Paths in the Acquisition of Japanese Liquids: An Optimality-Theoretic Perspective. In Claartje Levelt and Jeroen van de Weijer (eds.), Developmental Paths in Phonological Acquisition (Leiden Papers in Linguistics 2.1). 117-135.

Davis, Stuart (2005) "Capitalistic" vs. "Militaristic": The Paradigm Uniformity Effect Reconsidered. In Laura Downing, T. A. Hall, and Renate Raffelsieffen (eds.), Paradigms in Phonological Theory. Oxford: Oxford University Press. Pp. 107-121.

Selected Articles in Conference Proceedings:
Tsujimura, Natsuko and Stuart Davis (2011) The Manifestation of Intrasentential Code-switching in Japanese Hip Hop". Japanesee/Korean Linguistics 19.

Green, Christopher, Stuart Davis, Boubacar Diakite and Karen Baertsch (2010) Domain-Restricted Reduction: A Proposal for Segmantal Feet in Bamana. Annual Conference on African Linguistics.

Tu, Jung-yueh & Stuart Davis (2009) "Japanese loanwords into Taiwanese Southern Min". In Proceedings of the Second International Conference on East Asian Linguistics. Simon Fraser University.

Lee, Dongmyung & Stuart Davis (2009) Accentless Words of South Kyungsang Korean. Current Issues in Linguistic Interfaces, v. 2 387-398.

Shin, Seung-Hoon & Stuart Davis (2008) "Where Have all the Lax Stops Gone? On the Possible Restructuring of the Korean Stop System, Japanese/Korean Linguistics 13:69-80.

Tsujimura, Natsuko, Kyoko Okamura, and Stuart Davis (2007) Rock Rhymes in Japanese Hip-Hop Rhymes. Japanese/Korean Linguistics 15:222-233.

Davis, Stuart & Karen Baertsch (2005) The Diachronic Link between Onset Clusters and Codas. Berkeley Linguistics Society 31:397-408

Davis, Stuart & Isao Ueda (2005) The Typology of Mora Augmentation. Proceedings of LP 2005.

Selected Articles in Working Papers and Progress Reports:
Green, Christopher, Stuart Davis, Boubacar Diakite, and Karen Baertsch (2009) Syncope and the Drive toward Minimization in Colloquial Bamana. Indiana University Working Papers in Linguistics, Volume 8:109-131.

Davis, Stuart (2003) The Interaction of Nasal Substitution and Reduplication in Ponapean. ZAS Papers in Linguistics 32:31-46.

Selected Research Presentations:
Davis, Stuart (2014) “The Templatic Comparative in Arabic.” Poster paper presented at Morphologyfest, Indiana University, Bloomington, June 20.

Highto, Coral and Stuart Davis (2014) “Accounting for Metathesis in Highland East Cushitic. 22nd Manchester Phonology Meeting, Manchester, England, May 29-31.

Davis, Stuart and Dua'a Abu Elhij'a Mahajna (2014) “On the Status of Derived Affricates in Arabic Dialects”. Arabic Linguistics Symposium 28, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, March 13-15.

Davis, Stuart and Nina Topintzi (2014) “On the Weight of Edge Geminates”. CUNY Conference on Weight in Phonology and Phonetics, New York, January 15-17.

Davis, Stuart and Marwa Ragheb (2014) “How Acquisitional Phonology Reflects Language Competence: Evidence from Cairene Arabic”. Annual meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Minneapolis, MN, January 2-5.

Ragheb, Marwa and Stuart Davis (2013) “On the Developmental Path of Consonant Cluster Acquisition in Cairene Arabic”. International Child Phonology Conference, Nijmegen, The Netherlands, June 10-12.

Jung-yueh Tu and Stuart Davis (2013) “Tone Sandhi in Loanwords in Taiwanese Southern Min.” Poster presented at 21st Manchester Phonology Meeting, Manchester, England, May 23-25.

Ragheb, Marwa and Stuart Davis (2012). "On the L1 Development of Final Consonant Clusters in Cairene Arabic." 26th Arabic Linguistics Symposium, Columbia Teacher's College, New York City, March 1-3.

Davis, Stuart (2011) "Surveying Strategies of Loanword Prosody." Keynote lecture, International Conference on Phonetics and Phonology 2011, Kyoto, Japan, Dec. 13.

Hantgan, Abbie and Stuart Davis (2011) "The Abstract Nature of the Bondu Vowel System: Evidence from ATR Harmony". Mid-Phon 17, University of Illinois, October 21-23.

Davis, Stuart (2011) "Prosody in First Language Acquistion: Mora Structure in Cairene Arabic and Foot Structure in American English". Linguistics Colloquium, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, October 7.

Davis, Stuart (2011) "Foot Structure in American English". Workshop zum Thema Westgermanische Phonologie, Institut für Deutsche Sprache, Manheim Germany, September 22.

Davis, Stuart (2011) "On the Origins of African American Vernacular English: An Untapped 19th Century Source in the Academic Writings of Francis Lieber". University of Helsinki, September 16.

Davis, Stuart (2011) "The Acquisition of First Language Prosody: Mora Structure in Cairene Arabic and Foot Structure in American English". University of Helsinki, September 15.

Davis, Stuart (2011) "On the Relationship between Onset Clusters and Codas within and across Syllables". University of Barcelona, September 13.

Davis, Stuart (2011) "Refining a Composite Representation of Geminates". Workshop on Representation in Phonology, 44th Meeting of the Linguistic Society of Europe, Logroño, Spain, September 10.

Ragheb, Marwa and Stuart Davis (2011) "Final Consonant Cluster Acquisition in Cairene Arabic". International Child Phonology Conference, York University, York, UK, June 15-18.