Lecturer, University of Washington
Department of Linguistics
Seattle, WA 98195
Office: Guggenheim (GUG) 418C
(Download a copy of my CV here)
Current courses (for Autumn 2015):
LING 200 A Introduction to Linguistic Thought (Requires UW NetID)
LING 200 B Introduction to Linguistic Thought (online course taught through UW P&CE)
LING 269 Swearing and Taboo Language (Requires UW NetID)
Office hours (Autumn 2015):
TBA 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 200 Introduction to Linguistic Thought (sample syllabus)
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"
Phonology, Optimality Theory, opacity effects, metrical phonology (stress),
first language acquisition, phonological speech disorders, linguistics pedagogy,
swearing and taboo language
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 Tümpisa 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]