Journal publications

Sundara, Megha, ZL Zhou, Canaan Breiss, Hironori Katsuda, and Jeremy Steffman (2022). Infants’ developing sensitivity to native language phonotactics: A Meta-analysis. Cognition. [pdf]

Kawahara, Shigeto and Canaan Breiss (2021). Exploring the nature of cumulativity through sound symbolism: Experimental studies of Pokémonastics with English speakers. Journal of Laboratory Phonology. [pdf]

Breiss, Canaan (2020). Constraint cumulativity in phonotactics: evidence from Artificial Grammar Learning studies. Phonology. [pdf]

Breiss, Canaan and Bruce Hayes (2020). Phonological markedness effects in sentence formation. Language. [pdf]

Manuscripts under review (Comments welcome!)

Breiss, Canaan and Adam Albright (resubmitted to Glossa). Cumulative markedness effects and (non-)linearity in phonotactics. [pdf]

Peer-reviewed conference proceedings

Breiss, Canaan, Hironori Katsuda, and Shigeto Kawahara (2021). A quantitative study of voiced velar nasalization in Japanese. In Proceedings of the 45th Penn Linguistics Conference, U. Penn Working Papers in Linguistics,. [pdf]

Breiss, Canaan, Jesse Harris, and Amanda Rysling (2021). The online advantage of repairing metrical structure: Stress shift in pupillometry. In Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society. [pdf]

Breiss, Canaan, Hironori Katsuda, and Shigeto Kawahara (2021). Paradigm uniformity is probabilistic: Evidence from Japanese velar nasalization. In Proceedings of WCCFL 39. [pdf]

Breiss, Canaan and Colin Wilson (2020). Extending adaptor grammars to learn phonological alternations. In Proceedings of the Society for Computation in Linguistics (SCiL) 2020. [pdf]

Presentations without associated publications (yet)

Zhou, ZL and Canaan Breiss (2021). Towards substantively biased typology: Effects of environment on P-map biases. Presented at LSA 2021. [pdf]

Sundara, Megha and Canaan Breiss (2020). 5-month-olds are sensitive to phonotactic patterns in their native language. Presented at LabPhon 2020, BUCLD 2020. [pdf]


Breiss, Canaan (2021). Lexical Conservatism in phonology: theory, experiments, and computational modelling. PhD Thesis, University of California – Los Angeles. [pdf] (advised by Bruce Hayes)

Breiss, Canaan (2018). The role of markedness in phonological processing above the word level. MA Thesis, University of California – Los Angeles. [pdf] (advised by Bruce Hayes and Jesse Harris)

Breiss, Canaan (2016). The templatic morphology of loan verbs in Modern Hebrew. BA Thesis, Swarthmore College. (advised by Donna Jo Napoli and Nathan Sanders)

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