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 exploring the interaction between language-specific and cognition-general biases in language learning, the way people learn and encode 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.
- My MA thesis “The role of markedness in phonological processing above the word level” has been accepted! You can find a copy here.
- 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.
- Here’s the handout from my from LSA 2018 talk More on leaking grammars: sentence construction respects phonological markedness – with Bruce Hayes.