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Carignan, C. (in press). "An examination of oral articulation of vowel nasality in the light of the independent effects of nasalization on vowel quality." Studi AISV IV: Speech in the Natural Context.

Nicholas, J., Fagyal, Z., Carignan, C., & Shosted, R. (in press). "Intra- and inter-dialectal differences in the perception of French nasal vowels in Québec." In Romance Linguistics 2014: Selected Proceedings of the 44th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), London, Ontario, May 2014, Amsterdam, Philadelphia: John Benjamins.

Carignan, C., Mielke, J., & Dodsworth, R. (2016). "Temporal dynamics of /æ/ tensing in Northern American English." In Côté, M.-H., Knooihuizen, R., & Nerbonne, J. (eds.), The future of dialects: Selected papers from Methods in Dialectology XV (Language Variation 1), 313–319, Berlin: Language Science Press, DOI: 
10.17169/langsci.b81.157.
Abstract:
Ultrasound imaging is of interest to many dialectologists, due to the relative transportability and low cost associated with this technique for imaging the tongue. The current study introduces a method for examining the temporal dynamics of articulatory correlates of sociolinguistic variables directly from ultrasound video. This technique is demonstrated with data from North American English /æ/.

Carignan, C. & Fagyal, Z. (2010). "V-to-V assimilation in trisyllabic words in French: Evidence for gradience and locality." In S. Colina, A. Olarrea, & A.M. Carvalho (eds.), Romance Linguistics 2009: Selected papers from the 39th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL), Tucson, Arizona, March 2009, volume 315 of Current Issues in Linguistic Theory, 25–42, Amsterdam: John Benjamins, DOI: 
10.1075/cilt.315.02car.
Abstract:
We investigate the extent of regressive vowel-to-vowel assimilation in trisyllabic words in French. Sixty existing words were inserted in a carrier sentence, each containing /a/ in word-initial unstressed position, and /a/ or /i/ in word-medial unstressed and word-final stressed positions. Acoustic measurements taken at the midpoint of vowels showed that /a/ in word-initial position was less fronted and more open than /a/ in word-medial position when the vowels were followed by a final front vowel. The degree of fronting of /a/ word-initially was greater when the vowel was followed by a front vowel in both medial and final positions. These results suggest that vowel-to-vowel assimilation in trisyllabic words in French is a gradient and local effect of the final front stressed vowel on the vowel immediately adjacent to it.