Christian DiCanio

Christian DiCanio.

Assistant Professor

601 Baldy Hall
(716) 645-0113


  • PhD, University of California, Berkeley


Acoustic and Articulatory Phonetics, Corpus Phonetics, Phonology, Lexical Tone, Prosody, Fieldwork, and Oto-Manguean Languages

Selected Publications

  • DiCanio, C. (2016) “Tonal classes in Itunyoso Triqui person morphology”, in Tone and Inflection, Empirical Approaches to Language Typology series, Mouton de Gruyter, Palancar, Enrique and Léonard, Jean-Léo (eds).
  • Armstrong, M., Henriksen, N., and DiCanio, C. (2015) “Sociophonetic analysis of young Peninsular Spanish women’s voice quality”. In Hispanic linguistics at the crossroads: Theoretical linguistics, language acquisition and language contact, ed. by R. Klassen, J. M. Liceras & E. Valenzuela. Amsterdam: John Benjamins Publishing Company.
  • DiCanio, C., Nam, H., Amith, J.A., Whalen, D.H., and Castillo García, R. (2015) “Vowel variability in elicited vs. running speech: evidence from Mixtec”. Journal of Phonetics, 48:45–59.
  • DiCanio, C. and Whalen, D.H. (2015) “The interaction of vowel length and speech style in an Arapaho speech corpus”, Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of the Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), Glasgow, Scotland.
  • DiCanio, C. (2014) “Cue weight in the perception of Trique glottal consonants”. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 135(2):884-895.
  • DiCanio, C. (2014) “Triqui tonal coarticulation and contrast preservation in tonal phonology”, Proceedings from Sound Systems of Mexico and Central America, Yale University, New Haven, CT.
  • DiCanio, C., Amith, J.A., and Castillo García, R. (2014) “The phonetics of moraic alignment in Yoloxóchitl Mixtec”,  Proceedings from the 4th Tonal Aspects of Languages Conference, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.