I’m a second-year grad student in the linguistics department at UCLA.

Broadly, my work deals in theoretical phonology, with particular interest in learning, phonotactics, and the phonology-(morpho)syntax interface. Narrowly, I am interested in the typology to phonological repair processes, the learning and modeling of variable phonological processes, and “upstream” effects of phonological markedness in syntactic concatenation and lexical choice. Methodologically, I make use of whatever tools are needed for the job: right now, this means computational modeling, corpus methods, and lab-based experiments.

I’m advised by Bruce Hayes, Kie Zuraw, and Jesse Harris, and I’m affiliated with the UCLA Phonetics Lab, the UCLA Language Processing Lab, and the Shih Language & Computation (ShLAC) Lab at USC.

To learn more about my research, visit this page. To see where some of it has been presented, see my CV.


Recent updates:

  • I’m very pleased to announce that I’ve been selected as a Fellow for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship!
  • I’m presenting a talk titled “Phonological markedness impacts sentence construction: modeling evidence from Korean and Tagalog” on April 7th at SCaMP (Southern California Meeting on Phonology), taking place at USC, as well as on April 21st at WCCFL36, at UCLA. Handout will be posted after the talk.
  • Here’s the handout from my from LSA 2018 talk¬†More on leaking grammars: sentence construction respects phonological markedness¬†– with Bruce Hayes.