Bruce Hayes                  Bruce P. Hayes                                                                                                                                                                                              

  Professor of Linguistics

  Dept. of Linguistics
  Los Angeles CA 90095-1543

  Image of my email address

  Office hours for Winter 2016:  Wednesday and Friday 2-3, 2101G Campbell Hall

  Handout for my talk at the Annual Meeting on Phonology (AMP) at USC (10/21/16):  "Varieties of Noisy Harmonic Grammar"



"Professors and TAs in linguistics seem to really love what they do. I kid you not, they openly nerd out about how cool certain things are." (< alumna's  blog).

My textbook Introductory Phonology:  help page for teachers and students

Research/Downloadable Papers

Summary of current work  

In our current research, my collaborators and I approach a single phenomenon with three methods in parallel: (i) data analysis in the classical tradition of generative grammar, using rules and constraints; (ii) experimentation, to assess productivity and generality of phonological knowledge, (iii) modeling: machine-implemented algorithms, incorporating elements of phonological theory, learn the grammar through examination of a data corpus. The idea is to study not just the data pattern of the language, but to determine more precisely what the native speaker knows and demonstrate through modeling how she might come to know it. These goals have always been central to generative linguistics; advances in both theory and technology now help us address them more directly.

Here is a brief blurb on my work in (poetric) metrics.

My CV can be accessed here.



Talk handouts and slides

Handouts whose content is in the papers listed above are mostly not included here.  Some of these talks you can actually watch as web-posted video.