1977, B.A., University of Ibadan
1983, Ph.D., Massachusetts Institute of Technology
My primary research area is phonological theory, with interests in overlapping areas of phonetics, morphology, syntax and learnability. The focus of my work has been featural properties, for example, tone and vowel harmony. I have concentrated on African languages, particularly languages of Nigeria, and have a long-standing research interest in Yoruba.
Please see this PDF file for a complete list of publications to April 2022.
Archangeli, Diana & Douglas Pulleyblank. 2022. Emergent Phonology. Berlin: Language Science Press. 193 pages. <https://langsci-press.org/catalog/book/320>
Bennett, Wm. G. & Douglas Pulleyblank. 2018. Directionality in Nkore-Kiga sibilant harmony: arbitrary or emergent? Linguistic Inquiry 49.1, 1-22.
Archangeli, Diana and Douglas Pulleyblank. 2018. Phonology as an emergent system. In Hannahs, S.J. & Anna R.K. Bosch, eds., The Routledge Handbook of Phonological Theory, 476-503. London: Routledge.
Gambarage, Joash Johannes & Douglas Pulleyblank. 2017. Tongue root harmony in Nata: An allomorphy-based account. In Jason Kandybowicz & Harold Torrence, eds., Africa’s Endangered Languages: Documentary and Theoretical Approaches, 57-85. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Anghelescu, Andrei, Joash J. Gambarage, Zoe Wai-Man Lam & Douglas Pulleyblank. 2017. Nominal and verbal tone in Nata: An allomorphy-based account. In Jason Kandybowicz & Harold Torrence, eds., Africa’s Endangered Languages: Documentary and Theoretical Approaches, 87-123. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
Archangeli, Diana & Douglas Pulleyblank. 2016. Emergent morphology. In Harley, Heidi & Daniel Siddiqi, eds., Morphological Metatheory, 237-270. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Archangeli, Diana & Douglas Pulleyblank. 2015. Phonology without Universal Grammar. Frontiers in Psychology 6: 1229. <http://www.frontiersin.org/language_sciences/10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01229/abstract>
Allen, Blake, Douglas Pulleyblank & Ọládiípọ̀Ajíbóyè. 2013. Articulatory mapping of Yoruba vowels: an ultrasound study. Phonology 30.2, 183-210.
Ajíbóyè, Ọládiípò,̣ Rose-Marie Déchaine, Bryan Gick, Douglas Pulleyblank. 2011. Disambiguating Yorùbá tones: at the interface between syntax, morphology, phonology and phonetics. Lingua 121, 1631-1648.
Kim, Eun-Sook & Douglas Pulleyblank. 2009. Glottalization and lenition in Nuu-chah-nulth. Linguistic Inquiry 40:4, 567- 617.