Peter Staroverov


  • 2014-2016
    Post-doctoral researcher in the Research Training Programme Interaction of grammatical building blocks, University of Leipzig
  • 2008-2014
    PhD in Linguistics, Department of Linguistics, Rutgers University
    Dissertation: Splitting and the typology of consonant epenthesis
    Committee: Paul de Lacy (chair), Alan Prince, Akinbiyi Akinlabi, Marc van Oostendorp
  • 2002-2007
    MA in Theoretical and Applied linguistics (summa cum laude)
    Moscow State University, Philological Faculty, Department of Theoretical and Applied Linguistics

    Research interests

    • Phonology, Phonetics, Morphology
    • Epenthesis, phonological Opacity, too-many-solutions, phonetic realization of consonant clusters
    • Fieldwork and laboratory methods in phonology
    • Semantics: Plurality, reciprocity, nominal predicates



    • Staroverov, P. & D. Kavitskaya. 2017. Tundra Nenets consonant sandhi as coalescence. The Linguistic Review 34(2). 331-364. [DOI]
    • Staroverov, P. 2016. Productivity of the Buriat dorsal-zero alternation. In C. Hammerly & B. Prickett, (eds.), Proceedings of the Forty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, 207–220. Amherst: GLSA. [PDF]
    • Staroverov, P. 2016. Washo onsets and the revised sonority theory. Open Linguistics 2(1). 471–499. [DOI]
    • Staroverov, P. & D. Kavitskaya. 2016. Stratal OT and Underspecification: Evidence from Tundra Nenets. In G. Hansson, A. Fariss-Trimble, K. McMullin, and D. Pulleyblank (eds.), Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Meeting on Phonology.
    • Paschen, L. & P. Staroverov. 2016. Floating, but ordered: An account of Sye verb root alternations. In C. Hammerly & B. Prickett (eds.), Proceedings of the Forty-Sixth Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, 123–132. Amherst: GLSA. [PDF]
    • Achimova, A., P. Staroverov, V. Déprez & J. Musolino. 2015. Pair-list answers in naïve speakers and professional linguists. In P. Arkadiev, Yu. Lander, Ye. Rakhilina, and S. Tatevosov (eds.), Donum semanticum: Opera linguistica et logica in honorem Barbara Partee a discipulis amicisque Rossicis oblata, 21-34. Moscow: LRC Publishing.
    • Staroverov, P. 2014. Opacity in Lardil: Stratal vs. serial derivations in OT. In A. Assmann et al. (eds.), Topics at InfL (Linguistische Arbeitsberichte 92), 33–63. Universität Leipzig. [PDF]


    • Staroverov, P. 2017. Buriat dorsal epenthesis is not reproduced with novel morphemes.
    • Paschen, L. & P. Staroverov. 2017. Manner subsegments as predictors for allomorphy. Universität Leipzig/Wayne State University.
    last modified: 02.01.2018