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Theresa A. and Henry P. Biggs Centennial Term Chair in Linguistics [what's this?]

Dept. of Linguistics
Los Angeles CA 90095-1543

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Office hours for Summer 2020:  by appointment on Zoom.
My office is 2101G Campbell Hall

Handout for my talk,  "Modeling failure in morphophonological learning", given at the 17th SIGMORPHON Workshop on Computational Research in Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology.  Video.

Video paper-orientation:   Canaan Breiss and I discuss our recently published joint paper in Language, "Phonological markedness effects in sentence formation," in a half-hour video sponsored by the Linguistic Society of America.  We read from this informal handout.

Teaching I

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.