My name is Míša [ˈmiːʃa] Hejná [ˈɦɛɪnaː]. A rather formal version of the name is Michaela ([ˈmɪxaˌɛla]). Contact me at misprdlina[at]gmail[dot].com.
My research interests lie primarily in the areas of phonetics, phonology, and language variation and change. I am very much interested in Ohalian and Labovian approaches to our understanding of sound change and the motivations behind the sound patterns of languages. I am currently developing a research pathway that addresses the question of what is physiological and what is social in phonetic and phonological patterns.
Some of the projects I have been involved in include:
- universal and non-universal constraints on pre-aspiration and sonorant devoicing
- laryngeal allophonies
- fortis-lenis contrast
- aspiration dissimilation
- glottal squeaks
- effects of biological ageing on contrast implementation (with laryngeals)
I am very grateful to all those who have led me as linguists, teachers, and friends. I am also grateful to all my respondents and other persons helping me with my fieldwork. I thank you all and wish you well!