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- English Language and Linguistics
Degrees and Institutions
PhD Linguistics, University of Delaware, 1999
MA Linguistics, University of Delaware, 1997
BA Linguistics and Philosophy, University of Toronto, 1993
- The phonology and morphology of reduplication (2000, Mouton de Gruyter)
- Contemporary views on architecture and representation in phonological theory (2009, MIT Press) edited with Charles Cairns.
There are two projects continuing my work on reduplication. The first is a collaboration with Bill Idsardi (University of Maryland) on a book that contains our work on computational aspects of reduplication, reduplication in Sanskrit and artistic uses of these formalisms in rhyme, alliteration and ludlings. The second reduplication based project is developing a database of reduplication patterns found in the world’s languages.
I am a member of and collaborate with both the Wisconsin Englishes Project and the CUNY Phonology Forum. The Wisconsin Englishes Project explores the English we speak in Wisconsin and performs public outreach projects through public presentations. The CUNY Phonology Forum organizes and hosts semi-annual topical conferences on phonological issues at the City University of New York.
I teach mostly undergraduate courses in the English Language and Linguistics section on sociolinguistics, phonology and general linguistic analysis of novel data. I will also occasionally teach courses on English morphology and syntax, second language phonology and advanced phonology.
English Language and Linguistics
2009The essays in this volume address foundational questions in phonology that cut across different schools of thought within the discipline. The theme of modularity runs through them all, however, and these essays demonstrate the benefits of the modular approach to phonology, either investigating interactions among distinct modules or developing specific aspects of representation within a particular module.
Mouton de Gruyter
2000This book proposes a new representational analysis of reduplication based on making explicit precedence relations in phonological representations. The main claim is that reduplication results from loops in the precedence structure of phonological representations.