Margaret Winkler Kehoe
My work focuses broadly on the phonetic and phonological development of young children within a cross-linguistic context. I have studied phonological acquisition in English-, German-, Spanish-, and French-speaking children as well as in bilingual children. Linguistic features that I have studied include stress, rhythm, syllable structure, phonological vowel length, vowel reduction, and Voice Onset Time. I am also interested in the relationship between phonological development and other linguistic domains such as the lexicon and morphology. My approach is strongly oriented towards linguistic theory but also combines theory with experimental and clinical methods borrowed from psychology and speech pathology disciplines.
More recent projects include diagnosis of language impairment in bilingual children through the use of dynamic assessment, differential diagnosis of dyspraxia and phonological disorders in French-speaking children, and the study of cross-linguistic interaction in bilingual children.
• Senior Lecturer (Chargée de cours), Université de Genève, FAPSE (2010->)
• Research Affiliation, Sonderforschungsbereich SFB 538 Mehrsprachigkeit, Universität Hamburg (Allemagne) (2003-2011)
• Research Consultant, Dynamique du Langage, Université Lumière Lyon 2 et Brown University, Rhode Island (2002-2003)
• Research Scientist, Sonderforschungsbereich SFB 538 Mehrsprachigkeit, Universität Hamburg (Allemagne) (1999-2002)
• Lecturer, Department of Speech Communication, Pennsylvania State University (USA) (1996-1998)
• Research and Teaching Assistant, Department of Speech and Hearing Sciences, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington (1991-1995)
• Speech Therapist based at L’Ecole Internationale de Genève, Campus Nations (2007->)
• Speech Therapist based at Hearing-Impaired Unit, School of Communication Disorders, Cumberland College of Health Sciences, University of Sydney (1989-1990)
• Research Audiologist, Speech Communication Research Section, National Acoustic Laboratory, Sydney (1986-1989)
• Clinical Audiologist, National Acoustic Laboratory, Brisbane (1984)
• Ph.D. University of Washington (1991-1995)
• Master of Science, University of Arizona (1984-1985)
• Bachelor of Speech Therapy (Honors), University of Queensland (1982-1983)
• Bachelor of Speech Therapy, University of Queensland (1979-1981)
Kehoe, M. (2013). Development of prosody and prosodic structure. New York : Nova Science Publishers.
Yavaş, M., Kehoe, M., & Cardoso, W. (eds.), Romance-Germanic bilingual phonology. Sheffield, UK: Equinox Publishing Ltd.
Kehoe, M. (in press). Prosodic phonology in acquisition: A focus on children’s early word productions. In P. Prieto & N. Esteve-Gibert (Eds.), Prosodic development in first language acquisition. Mouton de Gruyter.
Kehoe, M. (in press). Cross-linguistic interaction in early bilingual phonology: A critical review. In E. Babatsouli & D. Ingram (Eds.). Phonology in protolanguage and interlanguage. Sheffield, UK: Equinox Publishing Ltd.
Kehoe, M. and Lleó, C. (2017). Vowel reduction in German-Spanish bilinguals. In M. Yavaş, M. Kehoe and W. Cardoso (Eds.), Romance-Germanic bilingual phonology. Sheffield, UK: Equinox Publishing Ltd, pp. 14-37.
Kehoe, M. (2015). When place does not fall into place: A case study of a child with diverse linguistic input. In M. Yavas (Ed.). Unusual productions in phonology. Universals and language-specific considerations. New York : Psychology Press, pp. 159-182.
Kehoe, M. (2013). Beyond segments: How children acquire prosody. In B. Peters & A. McLeod (Eds.) Comprehensive perspectives on child speech development and disorders : Pathways from linguistic theory to clinical practice. New York : Nova Science Publishers, pp.181-223.
Lleó, C., M. Rakow & M. Kehoe (2004). Acquisition of language-specific pitch accent by Spanish and German monolingual and bilingual children. In T. Face (Ed.), Spanish Laboratory Phonology. Mouton, pp. 3-27.
Lleó, C., Kuchenbrandt, I., Kehoe, M., & Trujillo, C. (2003). Syllable final consonants in Spanish and German monolingual and bilingual acquisition. In N. Müller (Ed.), (Non)Vulnerable Domains in Bilingualism. Amsterdam: John Benjamins.
Kehoe, M., Chaplin, E., Mudry, P. & Friend, M. (2015). La relation entre le développement du lexique et de la phonologie chez les enfants francophones. Rééducation Orthophonique, 263, 61-85.
Kehoe, M. (2015). The acquisition of velars. A whole word approach. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 29, 873-908.
Kehoe, M. (2015). Lexical-phonological interactions in bilingual children. First Language, 35 (2), 93-125. (Article)
Kehoe, M. (2011). Relationships between lexical and phonological development: a look at bilingual children. Journal of Child Language, 38, 75-81. (Article)
Kehoe, M., Lleó, C., & Rakow, M. (2011). Speech rhythm in the pronunciation of German and Spanish monolingual and German-Spanish bilingual 3-year-olds. Linguistische Berichte, 227, 323-351. (Article)
Kehoe, M. (2009). Multilinguisme et logopédie : Les défis de l’évaluation. Langage et Pratiques (une revue éditée par l’association romande des logopédistes diplômés), 44, 69-81.
Kehoe, M., Hilaire, G., Demuth, K. & Lleó, C. (2008). The structure of branching onsets and rising diphthongs: Evidence from the acquisition of French and Spanish. Language Acquisition, 15, 5-57. (Article)
Demuth, K. & Kehoe, M. (2006). The acquisition of word-final clusters in French. Journal of Catalan Linguistics, 5, 59-81. (Article)
Kehoe, M. & Lleó, C. (2005). The emergence of language-specific rhythm in German-Spanish bilingual children. Arbeiten zur Mehrsprachigkeit. Working Papers in Multilingualism, 58.
Kehoe, M., Lleó, C., & Rakow, M. (2004). Voice onset time in bilingual German-Spanish children. Bilingualism: Language and Cognition, 7, 71-88. (Article)
Kehoe, M. & Lleó, C. (2003). The acquisition of phonological vowel length. A longitudinal analysis of three German-speaking children. Journal of Child Language, 30, 527-556. (Article)
Kehoe, M. & Lleó, C. (2003). A phonological analysis of schwa in German first language acquisition. Canadian Journal of Linguistics, 48, 289-327. (Article)
Kehoe, M. (2002). Developing vowel systems as a window to bilingual phonology. International Journal of Bilingualism, 6(3), 315-334. (Article)
Kehoe, M. & Lleó, C. (2002). Intervocalic consonants in young German-speaking children. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 16, 169-182. (Article)
Kehoe, M. (2001). Prosodic patterns in young children’s multisyllabic word productions. Language, Speech, and Hearing Services in Schools, 32, 284-295. (Article)
Kehoe, M. & Stoel-Gammon, C. (2001). Development of syllable structure in English-speaking children with particular reference to the rhyme. Journal of Child Language, 28, 393-432. (Article)
Kehoe, M. (2000). Truncation without shape constraints: The latter stages of prosodic acquisition. Language Acquisition, 8 (1), 23-67. (Article)
Kehoe, M. (1998). Support for metrical stress theory in stress acquisition. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 12, 1-23. (Article)
Kehoe, M. (1997). Stress error patterns in English-speaking children's word productions. Clinical Linguistics and Phonetics, 11 (5), 389-409. (Article)
Kehoe, M., & Stoel-Gammon, C. (1997a). The acquisition of prosodic structure: An investigation of current accounts of children's prosodic development. Language, 73(1), 113-144.
Kehoe, M., & Stoel-Gammon, C. (1997b). Truncation patterns in English-speaking children's word productions. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 40 (3), 526-541. (Article)
Kehoe, M., Stoel-Gammon, C., & Buder, E. (1995). Acoustic correlates of stress in children's speech. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research, 38 (2), 338-350. (Article)
Kehoe, M. (2015). Cross-linguistic interaction: A retrospective and prospective view. In E. Babatsouli & D. Ingram (eds.), Proceedings of the International Symposium on Monolingual and Bilingual Speech 2015, pp. 141-167. (Article)
Kehoe, M. & Hilaire, G. (2004). The structure of branching onsets and rising diphthongs. Evidence from the acquisition of French. Proceedings of the 28th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, Ma.: Cascadilla Press.
Kehoe, M. & Lleó, C. (2003). The acquisition of syllable types in monolingual and bilingual German and Spanish children. Proceedings of the 27th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Somerville, Ma.: Cascadilla Press.
Kehoe, M., Trujillo, C., & Lleó, C. (2001). Phonological acquisition of bilingual children: An analysis of syllable structure and Voice Onset Time. In K. Cantone & M. Hinzelin (Eds.), Proceedings of the conference, “Structure, Acquisition, and Change of Grammars: Phonological and Syntactic Aspects”, Volume 2. (pp. 38-54). Working Papers in Multilingualism. Series B.
Kehoe, M., & Stoel-Gammon, C. (1996). Acquisition of stress: A study of rhythmic processes in English-speaking children's word productions. In A. Stringfellow, D. Cahana-Amitay, E. Hughes, & A. Zukowski (Eds.), Proceedings of the 20th Annual Boston University Conference on Language Development. Volume 1. Somerville, Ma.: Cascadilla Press.