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Zita McRobbie

Retired Associate Professor


  • PhD, Linguistics, Eötvös Loránd University Budapest
  • PhD, Linguistics, University of Manitoba


Dr. McRobbie's research interests are experimental phonetics, Finno-Ugric linguistics and sociolinguistics. Current projects include (i) Acoustic Analysis of Contrastive Quantity (in Skolt Saami, a Finno-Ugric language, known for having three contrastive quantity degrees), (ii) Temporal Patterns in Speech Production (acoustic analysis of temporal patterns in relation to the phonological status of duration), (iii) the phonetics of endangered languages (Skolt Saami, Tungusic languages).


This instructor is currently not teaching any courses.