Perceptual similarity effects in phonology, contiguity effects in insertion
and deletion, consonant cluster markedness, sonority sequencing requirements,
loanword phonology, imperfect puns.
Ph.D., linguistics, UCLA, 2005. Dissertation:
Similarity in Phonology: Evidence from Reduplication and Loan Adaptation.
M.A., linguistics, UCLA, 2000. Thesis: The location of epenthetic vowels
with respect to consonant clusters: an auditory similarity account.
B.A., linguistics, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, 1997. Honors
thesis: Word-final lengthening in American English.
Papers and presentations
transfer in reduplication. Paper presented at the Linguistic
Society of America Annual Meeting, San Francisco, January 2002.
epenthesis asymmetries. In UCLA Working Papers in Linguistics
7, Papers in Phonology 5, pp. 71-116, edited by Adam Albright and Taehong
Onset clusters and Contiguity. Paper presented at the Southwestern
Workshop on Optimality Theory, Los Angeles, April 2001.
Relative similarity judgments. Paper presented at the Symposium
on the Role of Similarity in Phonology, Linguistic Society of America Annual
Meeting, Washington DC, January 2001.
Perceived similarity and phonotactic wellformedness. Poster presented
at the 7th Conference on Laboratory Phonology, Nijmegen, The Netherlands,
Initial versus medial epenthesis: an auditory similarity account.
Paper presented at the Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, Chicago,
The prothesis-epenthesis pattern: a perceptual account. Poster
presented at The Role of Perception in Phonology, satellite meeting of
the 15th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences, San Francisco, July
Word-final lengthening in American English. Paper presented at the
Spring Linguistics Colloquium, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill,
Teaching and research experience
Teaching assistant, Phonology I (Ling 120A, Bruce Hayes), Winter 2000
Teaching assistant, Phonological Theory I (Ling 200A, Bruce Hayes), Fall
1999 & Fall 1998
Research assistant to Patricia Keating, Summer 1998
UCLA Dissertation Fellowship, 2001-2002
UCLA Research Mentorship (with Donca Steriade), 2000-2001
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship, 1997-2000