Kyle Jones

About Kyle Jones

I am primarily interested in aspects of the phonetics and phonology of Semitic languages, especially Modern Hebrew and Egyptian Arabic, which I investigate using laboratory phonology research methods. I am also interested in the longstanding debate over whether words in Semitic languages are stored in the lexicon as (consonantal) roots or stems. My current research projects include investigating the acoustics of word-final gemination in Egyptian Arabic and the speech acoustics of U.S. immigrants to Israel and their children, focusing on American English as a heritage language in the Israeli context.

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Kyle Jones


A.B., Linguistics, University of California, Davis (2011)

M.A., Linguistics, University of California, Davis (2014)

M.A., Middle Eastern and North African Studies (Linguistics of Middle Eastern Languages), University of Arizona (2016)