Shirley Gabber

I am a documentary linguist specializing in phonetics and phonology. My research focuses on sound systems and language change in understudied languages and dialects. Currently, I am investigating changes in Judeo-Moroccan Arabic due to ongoing language shift and multilingualism. Additionally, I am conducting a phonetic study of the Kubulau dialect of Fijian to examine diphthongs, a topic that has significant contradictions in the existing literature. Recently, I have collaborated on projects about remote field methods teaching and technology for language documentation.

I am currently a third-year PhD student in Linguistics at the University of Hawai'i at Mānoa. Prior to this, I earned my BA in Linguistics from Dartmouth College, where I graduated magna cum laude.