Kenneth S. Olson


BP 80975
13604 Aix-en-Provence
Phone: +33 (6) 37 89 40 48



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Selected publications

Mielke, Jeff, Kenneth S. Olson, Adam Baker, and Diana Archangeli. 2011. Articulation of the Kagayanen interdental approximant: An ultrasound study. Journal of Phonetics 39(3):403–412.

Olson, Kenneth S., Jeff Mielke, Josephine Sanicas-Daguman, Carol Jean Pebley, and Hugh J. Paterson III. 2010. The phonetic status of the (inter)dental approximant. Journal of the International Phonetic Association 40(2):199–215.

Olson, Kenneth S. 2009. SIL International: An emic view. Language 85(3):646–652.

Olson, Kenneth S., D. William Reiman, Fernando Sabio, and Filipe Alberto da Silva. 2009. The voiced linguolabial plosive in Kajoko. Chicago Linguistic Society 45(1):519–530.

Simons, Gary F., Kenneth S. Olson, and Paul Frank. 2007. Ngbugu digital wordlist: A test case for best practices in archiving and presenting language documentation. Linguistic Discovery 5(1):28–39. Accessed 12 December, 2012.

Olson, Kenneth S. 2005. The phonology of Mono. Publication 140 in the series, Publications in Linguistics, SIL International and The University of Texas at Arlington. Dallas: SIL.

Olson, Kenneth S., and John Hajek. 2003. Crosslinguistic insights on the labial flap. Linguistic Typology 7(2):157–186.

Olson, Kenneth S., and John Hajek. 1999. The phonetic status of the labial flap. Journal of the International Phonetic Association 29(2):101–114.


Olson, Kenneth S. 2012. Is Ubangi a part of Niger-Congo? The case of prothesis in Banda. Paper presented at the Towards Proto-Niger Congo: Comparison and Reconstruction International Congress, Paris. September 18–21, 2012.

Olson, Kenneth S. 2011. Crosslinguistic insights on bilabial trills. Invited paper presented at the Laboratoire Parole et Langage, Aix-en-Provence, France. November 4, 2011.

Olson, Kenneth S., (with D. Will Reiman). 2009. The historical development of the linguolabial plosive in Bijago. Paper presented at the 40th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, Urbana, Illinois. April 9–11, 2009.

Olson, Kenneth S. 2008. Mono digital wordlist. Paper presented at the 39th Annual Conference on African Linguistics, Athens, Georgia. April 17–20, 2008.

Olson, Kenneth S. 2003. Word minimality and non-surface-apparent opacity in Mono. Paper presented at the Fourth World Congress of African Linguistics, New Brunswick, New Jersey. June 17–22, 2003.

Olson, Kenneth S., (with Paul Schultz). 2001. Can [sonorant] spread? Paper presented at the 75th Linguistic Society of America annual meeting, Washington, DC. January 4–7, 2001.

Olson, Kenneth S., (with Brian E. Schrag). 1997. An overview of Mono phonology. Paper presented at the Second World Congress on African Linguistics, Leipzig, Germany. July 27–August 3, 1997.

Olson, Kenneth S.1996. On the comparison and classification of Banda dialects. Paper presented at the 32nd Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, Chicago. April 15–18, 1996.

Publications in SIL International Bibliography