Welcome! I am a computational linguist, specializing in theoretical phonology. My research program is focused on identifying the computational properties of phonological grammars and showing how such properties contribute to our understanding of phonological typology and learning. In particular, I demonstrate the role that computational restrictions on input-output maps play in delimiting the set of ‘possible’ phonological processes. These same restrictions also serve as inductive biases that enable efficient learning of such maps from a finite amount of positive data. This work is necessarily inter-disciplinary, combing insights and methodologies from theoretical linguistics, computer science, grammatical inference, and psycholinguistics.
My CV is available here.
Recent and Upcoming Activity
- September 17: Virtual colloquium talk “at” JHU, ‘Rule Application Modes Revisited’
- September 1: Manuscript ‘Input and output locality and representation’ (with Adam Jardine) is currently under review.
- July 10: Invited talk at this year’s SIGMORPHON workshop, held virtually.
- July 1: On sabbatical AY 2020-21.
- May 15: ‘A computational analysis of tone sandhi ordering paradoxes’ (with Christopher Oakden) is forthcoming in the Supplemental Proceedings of NELS 50.