ABBY S KAPLAN portrait


  • Paradigm (non-)uniformity of continuously-valued features in an exemplar framework. Poster presented at the American International Phonology Meeting. Poster, Presented, 10/2015.
  • Andrew Bayles, Aaron Kaplan, and Abby Kaplan. "Intra- and inter-speaker variation in French schwa: Implications for theories of optionality." Poster presented at Phonology (University of Massachusetts, Amherst). Poster, Presented, 11/2013.
  • Abby Kaplan. "Modeling positional neutralization in an exemplar framework." Poster presented at the Old World Conference in Phonology (Bogazici University). Poster, Presented, 01/2013.


  • Abby Kaplan. "A highly improbable data point." Journal of Chinese Linguistics 43(2): 710-713. Published, 06/2015.
  • Abby Kaplan and Yuka Muratani. "Categorical and gradient homophony avoidance: Evidence from Japanese." Laboratory Phonology 6(2): 167-195. Published, 05/2015.
  • Andrew Wedel, Scott Jackson, and Abby Kaplan. "Functional load and the lexicon: Evidence that syntactic category and frequency relationships in minimal lemma pairs predict the loss of phoneme contrasts." Language and Speech 56(3): 395-417. Published, 09/2013.
  • Andrew Wedel, Abby Kaplan, and Scott Jackson. "High functional load inhibits phonological contrast loss: A corpus study." Cognition 128(2): 179-186. Published, 08/2013.
  • Abby Kaplan. "Lexical sensitivity to phonetic and phonological pressures." In Origins of Sound Change: Approaches to Phonologization, Alan C. L. Yu, ed. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 149-164. Published, 01/2013.
  • Abby Kaplan. "How much homophony is normal?" Journal of Linguistics 47(3): 631-671. Published, 11/2011.
  • Abby Kaplan. "Perceptual pressures on lenition." Language and Speech 54(3): 285-305. Published, 05/2011.