Zsiga, Elizabeth C.  (2013).  The Sounds of Language: An Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology.  Wiley-Blackwell.

Zsiga, Elizabeth C., Ruth Kramer, and One Boyer, Eds.  (2015).  Languages in Africa: Multilingualism, Education, and Language Policy.  Georgetown University Press.


Selected Papers*

Consonants of Setswana and Sebirwa

Zsiga, Elizabeth C. and One Tlale Boyer  (in press). A natural experiment in learning an unnatural alternation:  Sebirwa in contact with Setswana.  To appear in J. Kandybowicz and H. Torrence (Eds.), Africa’s Endangered Languages: Documentary and Theoretical Approaches.  Oxford University Press.

Boyer, One and Elizabeth C. Zsiga (2012).  Phonological devoicing and phonetic voicing in Setswana. Proceedings of the 43rd Annual Conference on African Linguistics.

Gouskova, Maria, Elizabeth C. Zsiga, and One Tlale (2011).  Grounded constraints and the consonants of Setswana.  Lingua 121:15, 2120–2152.

Zsiga, Elizabeth C., Maria Gouskova, and One Tlale  (2006).  On the status of voiced stops in Tswana:  Against *ND.  In C. Davis, A. Deal, and Y. Zabbal (Eds.),  NELS 36: Proceedings of the 36th Meeting of the North East Linguistics Society, pp. 721 – 734.



Zsiga, Elizabeth C. and Draga Zec (2013).  Contextual evidence for the representation of pitch accents in Standard Serbian. Language and Speech 56;1: 69 – 104.

Zsiga, Elizabeth C.  (2011).  Contrastive tone and its implementation.  In A. Cohn, M. Huffman, and A. Rialland (Eds.).  The Handbook of Laboratory Phonology.  Oxford University Press. pp. 196 – 207.

Zec, Draga and Elizabeth C. Zsiga  (2010).  Interaction of tone and stress in Standard Serbian. Formal Approaches to Slavic Linguistics 18: 536 – 555.

Zsiga, Elizabeth C. and Rattima Nitisaroj (2007).  Tone features, tone perception, and peak alignment in Thai. Language and Speech 50: 343 – 383.

Morén, Bruce and Elizabeth C. Zsiga (2006).  The lexical and post-lexical phonology of Thai tones. Natural Language and Linguistic Theory 24;1: 113 – 178.


Articulatory Phonology

Zsiga, Elizabeth C.  (2011).  External sandhi in a second language: The phonetics and phonology of obstruent nasalization in Korean and Korean-accented English.  Language 87: 289 – 345.

Zsiga, Elizabeth C. (2003).   Articulatory timing in a second language:  Evidence from English and Russian.  Studies in Second Language Acquisition 25;3: 399 – 432.

Zsiga, Elizabeth C.  (2000).  Phonetic alignment constraints:  Consonant overlap and palatalization in English and Russian.  Journal of Phonetics 28: 69 – 102.

Zsiga, Elizabeth C. (1997). Features, gestures, and Igbo vowels: An approach to the phonology/phonetics interface. Language 73;2:  227 – 274.

Zsiga, Elizabeth C.  (1992b).  Acoustic evidence for gestural overlap in consonant sequences. Haskins Laboratories Status Report on Speech Research SR 111/112: 1 – 20.  (Preliminary version of Zsiga 1994 a.)



Zsiga, Elizabeth C.  (2011).  Local assimilation.  In M. van Oostendorp, C. Ewen, B. Hume, and K. Rice (Eds.).  The Companion to Phonology.  Wiley-Blackwell.

Whalen, Doulas H. and Elizabeth C. Zsiga (1994).  Subjective familiarity of English word/name homophones. Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, and Computers 26: 402 – 408.

Repp, Bruno, Ram Frost, and Elizabeth C. Zsiga (1992).  Lexical mediation between sight and sound in speechreading.  The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology 45A: 1 – 20.


*Linked papers are the author’s pre-publication versions.