Avery Ozburn

Assistant Professor, Linguistics
Language Studies
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    3359 Mississauga Road
    Maanjiwe nendamowinan, 4th floor
    Mississauga ON L5L 1C6

My research focuses on harmony systems, using theoretical, experimental, and corpus methods. I have worked on a wide variety of languages and have a particular interest in languages with front/back harmony and ATR harmony.

Areas of Academic Interest

  • Phonology
PhD, University of British Columbia, 2020
MA, University of Toronto, 2014
BMath, University of Waterloo, 2012


  • Ozburn, Avery. 2019. A target-oriented approach to neutrality in vowel harmony: Evidence from Hungarian. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics 4(1): 47. 1–36. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.681
  • Ozburn, Avery, and Murray Schellenberg. 2018. Largonji des Loucherbems: An Optimality Theoretic analysis of a 19th century French language game. Canadian Journal of Linguistics. https://doi.org/10.1017/cnj.2018.46
  • Ozburn, Avery, and Alexei Kochetov. 2018. Ejective harmony in Lezgian. Phonology 35(3): 407-440.


Linguistic Studies