I’m a fourth-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 exploring the interaction between language-specific and cognition-general biases in language acquisition, acquisition and representation of interacting and variable phonological processes (particularly those sometimes characterized as “gang effects” or multiply-triggered processes in the literature), 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 (Bayesian and otherwise), corpus methods, online surveys of understudied languages, and laboratory experiments of all types.

I’m advised by Bruce Hayes and Megha Sundara, and I’m affiliated with the UCLA Phonetics Lab, the UCLA Language Acquisition 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 news:

  • Talk at SCAMP 2019, CSU Long Beach – Constraint ganging in phonotactic learning: some experimental evidence. [handout]
  • Poster presentation at CUNY 2019, Boulder CO – Phonotactic markedness increases processing costs in speech production [poster]