Selected Publications


Maddieson, I. 1984. Patterns of Sounds. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge. Paperback reprint 2009.

Ladefoged, Peter & I. Maddieson. 1996. Sounds of the World’s Languages. Blackwells Publishers, Oxford.

Maddieson, I. & T. J. Hinnebusch, eds. 1998. Language History and Linguistic Description in Africa (Trends in African Linguistics 2). Africa World Press, Trenton, NJ.

Edited Special Issues

Maddieson, I and Caroline Smith, (guest editors). Gesture as Language, Gesture and Language. Special issues of Laboratory Phonology 2/2 (2011), 3/1 (2012).

Journal articles

Maddieson, I., Tanmoy Bhattacharya, Eric D. Smith & William Croft. 2011. Geographical distribution of phonological complexity. Linguistic Typology 15: 267-279.

Maddieson, I. 2010. Correlating syllable complexity with other measures of phonological complexity. Phonological Studies 13, Phonological Society of Japan: 105-116. Kaitakusha, Tokyo.

Maddieson, I. 2009. Phonology, Naturalness and Universals. Poznań Studies in Contemporary Linguistics 45: 131-140. DOI 10.2478/v10010-009-0010-x

Maddieson, I., Heriberto Avelino & Loretta O’Connor. 2009. The phonetic structures of Oaxaca Chontal. International Journal of American Linguistics 75: 69-101.

Maddieson, I. 2008. Glides and gemination. Lingua 118 (Special section: Studies on the Phonetics and Phonology of Glides, ed I. Chitoran & A. Nevins): 1926-1936. doi:10.1016/j.lingua.2007.10.005

Maddieson, I. 2006. Correlating phonological complexity: data and validation. Linguistic Typology 10: 108-125.

Maddieson, I. 2004. Timing and alignment: A case study of Lai. Language and Linguistics 4: 1-17.

Gordon, Matthew & I. Maddieson. 2004. The phonetics of Paicĩ vowels. Oceanic Linguistics 43: 296-310.

Maddieson, I, Caroline L. Smith & Nicola Bessell. 2001. Aspects of the phonetics of Tlingit. Anthropological Linguistics 43: 135-176.

Gordon, Matthew & I. Maddieson. 1999. The phonetics of Ndumbea. Oceanic Linguistics 38: 66-90.

Valenzuela, Pilar M., Luis M. Pinedo & I. Maddieson. 2001. Shipibo. Journal of the International Phonetic Association 31: 281-285.

Book chapters

Maddieson, I. 2010. Typology of phonological systems. In The Oxford Handbook of Linguistic Typology, ed. Jae Jung Song: 534-548. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Maddieson, I. 2010. Variation in co-variation: The search for explanatory principles. In Laboratory Phonology 10, ed. C. Fougeron, B. Kühnert, M. D'Imperio, N. Vallée: 133-150. De Gruyter Mouton, Berlin. DOI: 10.1515/9783110224917.2.133

Maddieson, I. 2009. Calculating phonological complexity. In Approaches to Phonological Complexity, ed. F. Pellegrino, E. Marsico, I. Chitoran, & C. Coupé: 83-110. Mouton de Gruyter, Berlin. DOI: 10.1515/9783110223958.83

Maddieson, I. 2007. Issues of phonological complexity: Statistical analysis of the relationship between syllable structures, segment inventories and tone contrasts. In Experimental Approaches to Phonology, ed. M-J. Solé, P. Beddor & M. Ohala. Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York: 93-103.

Maddieson, I. 2006. In search of universals. In Linguistic Universals, ed. R. Mairal & J. Gil, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 80-100. (reprint from Proceedings of the 14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, Volume 3: 2521-2528. University of California, Berkeley, 1999.)

Maddieson, I. 2005. Chapters with accompanying maps in World Atlas of Language Structures, ed. M. Haspelmath, M. S. Dryer, D. Gil, & B. Comrie, Oxford University Press, Oxford and New York.: Consonant inventories 10-13, Vowel quality inventories 14-17, Consonant-vowel ratio 18-21, Voicing in plosives and fricatives 22-25, Voicing and gaps in plosive systems 26-29, Uvular consonants 30-33, Glottalized consonants 34-37, Lateral consonants 38-41, Front rounded vowels 50-53, Syllable structure 54-57, Tone 58-61, Absence of common consonants 78-81, Presence of uncommon consonants 82-85.

Maddieson, I. 2003. The sounds of the Bantu languages. In The Bantu Languages, ed. D. Nurse & G. Philippson. Routledge, London and New York: 15-41.

Maddieson, I. 2001. Phonetic fieldwork. In Linguistic Fieldwork, ed. P. Newman & M. Ratliff. Cambridge University Press, Cambridge: 211-229.

Maddieson, I, Bonny Sands & Peter Ladefoged. 1999. Clicks in East African languages. In African Mosaic: Festschrift for J. A. Louw, ed. R. Finlayson. University of South Africa Press, Pretoria: 59-91.

Maddieson, I. 1997. Phonetic universals. In The Handbook of Phonetic Sciences, ed. W. Hardcastle & J. Laver). Blackwell Publishers, Oxford. 619-639.

Maddieson, I. & Peter Ladefoged. 1993. Phonetics of partially nasal segments. In Nasals, Nasalization and the Velum, ed. M. K. Huffman & R. A. Krakow. Academic Press, Orlando: 251-301.

Maddieson, I. 1991. Tone spacing. In Festschrift for Professor Jack Carnochan, ed. J. Kelly & J. Local. University of York, Heslington. 149-175.

Lindblom, Björn & I. Maddieson. 1988. Phonetic universals in consonant systems. In Language, Speech and Mind ed, C. Li & L.M. Hyman. Routledge, London. 62-78.

Maddieson, I. 1978. Universals of tone. In Universals of Human Language; Volume 2 Phonology, ed. J. H. Greenberg et al. Stanford University Press, Stanford: 335-363. Chinese translation (1990) by Shi Feng in Studies on Tone and Stops. Nankai University, Tianjin: 252-273.

Conference proceedings

Maddieson, I. & Caroline Smith. 2009. Alliteration: Discrete segments not gradient similarity. Actes des 6èmes Journées d’Études Linguistiques. Université de Nantes, Nantes: 75-80.

Maddieson, I. 1972. Tone system typology and distinctive features. In Proceedings of the Seventh International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, ed. A. Rigault & R. Charbonneau. Mouton, The Hague. 957-961.

Working papers

Maddieson, I. & Kristin Precoda. 1990. Updating UPSID. UCLA Working Papers in Phonetics 74: 104-114.

Maddieson, I. 1989a. Aerodynamic constraints on sound change: the case of bilabial trills. UCLA Working Papers in Phonetics 72: 91-115.

Maddieson, I.(ed.). 1970. Tone in Generative Phonology (= Research Notes 3/2-3). Department of Linguistics and Nigerian Languages, University of Ibadan.