Abigail C. Cohn

List of John Benjamins publications for which Abigail C. Cohn plays a role.


Variation and change in the languages of Indonesia

Edited by Maya Ravindranath Abtahian and Abigail C. Cohn

Special issue of Asia-Pacific Language Variation 7:2 (2021) v, 132 pp.
Subjects Historical linguistics | Sociolinguistics and Dialectology | Theoretical linguistics


Ravindranath Abtahian, Maya, Abigail C. Cohn and Rebecca Lurie Starr 2021 Variation and change in the languages of Indonesia: An introductionVariation and change in the languages of Indonesia, Ravindranath Abtahian, Maya and Abigail C. Cohn (eds.), pp. 83–94 | Introduction
Ravindranath Abtahian, Maya, Abigail C. Cohn, Dwi Noverini Djenar and Rachel C. Vogel 2021 Jakarta Indonesian first-person singular pronouns: Form, function and variationVariation and change in the languages of Indonesia, Ravindranath Abtahian, Maya and Abigail C. Cohn (eds.), pp. 185–214 | Article
Jakarta Indonesian is a colloquial variety of Indonesian spoken primarily in Indonesia’s capital, where it was originally a contact variety between Betawi, the local variety of Malay, and Standard Indonesian. Like other varieties of Indonesian, Jakarta Indonesian is a language with a relatively… read more
Cohn, Abigail C. and Ferdinan Okki Kurniawan 2018 Chapter 16. The status of schwa in Indonesian: Evidence from a naturalistic corpusTopics in Theoretical Asian Linguistics: Studies in honor of John B. Whitman, Nishiyama, Kunio, Hideki Kishimoto and Edith Aldridge (eds.), pp. 343–370 | Chapter
Cross-linguistically, the distribution of schwa is often different from other vowels. This is the case in Indonesian: While contrastive, schwa’s distribution is more restricted than the other vowels and the realization of schwa is variable. Most prior work on schwa in Indonesian has focused on… read more
I review the role of distinctive features in early generative theory, focusing on their multifaceted role as defined by Chomsky Halle (1968) for capturing contrast, phonological patterns, and the phonetic realization of these patterns. Based on evidence from these multiple aspects of phonological… read more