Lecturer, University of Washington

Department of Linguistics
Box 352425
Seattle, WA 98195

Office: Guggenheim (GUG) 418C
Phone: 206-685-3549
Email: lauramcg@uw.edu

(Download a copy of my CV here)

Current courses (for Autumn 2016):

LING 200 A
Introduction to Linguistic Thought (Requires UW NetID)
LING 269 Swearing and Taboo Language (Requires UW NetID)

Office hours (Summer B 2016):

Mondays & Tuesdays 2:45-3:45p and by appointment (in Guggenheim 418C)

Other UW Courses taught:

COM 374 Perspectives on Language
GENST 197 Looking through the Lens of Language (Freshman Seminar)
LING 100 Fundamentals of Grammar
LING 200A Introduction to Linguistic Thought
(sample syllabus)
LING 200B Introduction to Linguistic Thought (online only course)
LING 242/269 Swearing and Taboo Language
LING 400 Survey of Linguistic Method and Theory
LING 451 Introduction to Phonological Analysis
LING 452 Phonology II
LING 580 Problems in Linguistics:
                "Essentials of Optimality Theory"
                "Issues in Metrical Phonology"
                "Prosodic Morphology and Phonology-Morphology Interface"

Research interests:
Phonology, Optimality Theory, opacity effects, metrical phonology (stress),
first language acquisition, phonological speech disorders, linguistics pedagogy,
swearing and taboo language

Recent press:
In Perspectives, the College of Arts & Sciences newsletter: "What the *@#$%*?: Linguistics course tackles taboo language" (PDF)


Ph.D., 2003, Linguistics, Indiana University (Dissertation: Constraints on
Patterns of Primary and Secondary Stress
[available for download here])

M.A., Linguistics, Indiana University

B.A., Russian, Trinity University

Selected papers and publications:

McGarrity, Laura W. 2015. Onset-sensitive stress is prominence-based not weight-based: Evidence from Tmpisa Shoshone. Paper presented at the Linguistics Society of American meeting, Portland, OR.

McGarrity, Laura W. 2014. The role of onsets in primary and secondary stress patterns. In Ashley Farris-Trimble & Jessica Barlow (eds.) Perspectives on Phonological Theory and Acquisiiton: In Honor of Daniel A. Dinnsen,175-197. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.

McGarrity, Laura W. 2008. Nonuniformity of Coda Weight in Kuuku-Ya'u. In Ashley W. Farris-Trimble and Daniel A. Dinnsen (eds.), Indiana University Working Papers in Linguistics 6: Phonological Opacity Effects in Optimality Theory, 55-70. Bloomington, IN: IULC Publications.

McGarrity, Laura W. 2007. Coda weight variability and context-dependency in Kuuku-Ya'u. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (Jan. 5-8, 2007), Anaheim, CA.

McGarrity, Laura W. 2005. Patterns of sonority-sensitivity in languages with multiple stresses. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (Jan. 6-9, 2005), Oakland, CA.

Dinnsen, Daniel A. & McGarrity, Laura W. 2004. On the nature of alternations in phonological acquisition. Studies in Phonetics, Phonology and Morphology 10, 23-41. [pdf]

McGarrity, Laura W. 2002. On the typological predictions of fixed vs. complementary rankings of stress constraints. In A. Aguwele & H. Park (eds.), Online Proceedings of the 2002 Texas Linguistics Society. University of Texas, Austin: Texas Linguistic Forum. [pdf]

McGarrity, Laura W. & Botne, Robert. 2002. Between agreement and case marking in Lamnso. In R. Botne & R. Vondrasek (eds.), Indiana University Working Papers in Linguistics 3, Explorations in African Linguistics: From Lamnso' to Sesotho, 53-70. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Linguistics Club. [pdf]

Dinnsen, Daniel A., McGarrity, Laura W., O'Connor, Kathleen & Swanson, Kim. 1999/2000. On the role of sympathy in acquisition. Language Acquisition 8, 321-361. [pdf]

McGarrity, Laura W. 1999. A sympathy account of multiple opacity in Wintu. In K. Baertsch & D. A. Dinnsen (eds.), Indiana University Working Papers in Linguistics 1: Optimal Green Ideas in Phonology, 93-107. Bloomington, IN: Indiana University Linguistics Club. [pdf]

Dinnsen, Daniel A. & McGarrity, Laura W. 1999. Variation and emerging faithfulness in phonological acquisition. In A. Greenhill, H. Littlefield & C. Tano (eds.), Proceedings of the 23rd Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development, 172-183. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.