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
- February 10: ‘Input and output locality and representation’ (with Adam Jardine) accepted for publication in Glossa.
- February 5: ‘Unbounded phonological processes as tier-based strictly local functions’ (with Phillip Burness and Kevin McMullin) under review with Glossa.
- January 7: ‘Computational universals in linguistic theory: Using recursive programs for phonological analysis’ (with Adam Jardine) accepted for publication in Language.
- November 23: I used to have a race log, but thanks to covid there are no more races, so now I have a new hiking log.
- September 17: Virtual colloquium talk at/for? JHU, ‘Rule Application Modes Revisited’
- July 1: On sabbatical AY 2020-21.