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I’m a phonologist who works on questions of linguistic theory using computational and experimental methods. I’m an Assistant Professor in the Linguistics Department at the University of Southern California.

Prior to this, I worked in the Computational Psycholinguistics Lab in the Department of Brain & Cognitive Sciences at MIT, supervised by Roger Levy, and affiliated with the MIT-IBM Watson AI Lab. I completed my PhD in 2021 under the supervision of Bruce Hayes in the Linguistics Department at UCLA.

My CV can be found here.

My research is in theoretical, computational, and experimental phonology, with particular interest in learning/acquisition, the representation of overlapping and interacting phonological processes, and phonology’s interfaces with (morpho)syntax and the lexicon.

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.

Feel free to get in touch: first initial last name æt usc dɑt edu.


Feb. 14: I’m giving a talk at the with Alexis Ross (MIT) at the Interactions between Formal and Computational Linguistics (IFLG) Seminar called “Learning phonotactics from linguistic informants”. [SCiL paper submission] [slides soon].