Advising

Post-doctoral and research associate supervision

  • Tzu-Yun Tung (2024-Present)
  • Jinghua Ou (2018-2023, Program Officer, PICOR)
  • E-Ching Ng (2017-2019; Senior Tutor, National University of Singapore)
  • Zhigang Yin (2014-2015; Associate Professor at Institute of Linguistics, Chinese Academy of Social Sciences)
  • Hyunjung Lee (2013-2104; Department of English Language Education, Incheon National University, Incheon, Korea)

Dissertation directed

  • Pamela Sugrue: Influences on Irish Initial Consonant Mutation. In progress.
  • Jacob Phillips (Information Architect, Grainger): Sibilant categorization, convergence, and change: The case of /s/-retraction in American English (2020)
  • Christina Weaver (Lecturer, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign: Emphasis in Turoyo (2019)
  • Katie Franich (Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Harvard University)The interaction of accent, rhythmic structure, and tone in Medʉmba (2017)
  • Julia Thomas Swan (Associate Professor in Linguistics, San Jose State University): Examining the effects of linguistic and social information on perception: Evidence from /ae/ in the Pacific Northwest (2016)
  • James P. Kirby (Professor for Spoken Language Processing at the Institute of Phonetics and Speech Processing at the University of Munich): The role of probabilistic enhancement in phonologization (2010)
  • Fang Liu (Associate Professor, School of Psychology and Clinical Language Sciences, University of Reading): Question intonation in Mandarin and English: A functional approach (2009)
  • Gregory Davidson: Modeling static and dynamic vocal fold asymmetries (2009)

Dissertation committee

  • Zach Lebowski: Cyclic interactions at the syntax-phonology interface (In progress, Karlos Arregi, chair)
  • Aurora Martinez del Rio (Lead Manager of Data Implementation, Urban Initiatives): Repetition reduction across the lexicon in American Sign Language (2023, Diane Brentari, chair)
  • Jackson Lee (Staff Data Engineer at Civis Analytics): Morphological Paradigms: Computational Structure and Unsupervised Learning (2022, John Goldsmith, chair)
  • Al Peters: Internal passives in Semitic: functional symmetry in a variation-and-change model (2020, NELC, Rebecca Hasselbach, chair)
  • Britta Ingebretson (Assistant Professor of Sociolinguistics, Fordham University): Curating Value: The Politics of Language and Leisure in Huangshan, China (2019, Sue Gal, chair)
  • Rachel LehrA Descriptive Grammar of Pashai: The Language and Speech Community of Darrai Nur (2014, Amy Dahlstrom, chair)
  • Ryan Bochnak (Assistant Professor of Linguistics, University of British Columbia, starting January 2020): Cross-linguistic variation in the semantics of comparatives (2013, Chris Kennedy, chair)
  • Aaron Braver (Associate Professor of Linguistics, Texas Tech University): Degrees of incompleteness in neutralization: Paradigm uniformity in a phonetics with weighted constraints (2013, Rutgers, external examiner; Shigeto Kawahara, chair)
  • Andy Dombrowski: Phonological aspects of language contact along the Slavic periphery (2013, Victor Friedman, chair)
  • Morgan Sonderegger (Associate Professor of Linguistics, McGill University): Phonetic and phonological dynamics on reality television (2012, John Goldsmith, chair)

MA theses advised

  • Nick Aoki: Do Hillary Clinton and Kamala Harris imitate the accent of their audeicne at campaign rallies? (MA in Digital Studies of Language, Culture and History, 2021)
  • Nicholas Mularoni: Autism spectrum disorder and variation of Cantonese /s/: an individual differences perspective. (MAPH 2020)
  • Langston, Elizabeth: Perceptual Compensation in Individuals with Autism Spectrum Disorders. (Purdue University MA, 2014, external committee member)
  • Jonathon E. Cihlar: Database development for language documentation: A case study in the Washo language (2008)
  • Holman B. Tse (Assistant Professor, Department of English and International Languages, St. Catherine University): The phonetics of VOT and tone interaction in Cantonese (2005)
  • Anthony Yu (Director in Marketing at Renaissance Technologies): English language persistence in post-1997 Hong Kong: Subaltern support for hierarchical diglossia (M.A. in the Committee on International Relations, 2005)

BA theses advised

  • Yash Sinha: Schwa fronting in Hindi (2018)
  • Rafael Abramovitz: Postsyntactic vowel harmony in Chauchu Koryak (2015)
  • Matthew Faytak (Assistant Professor of Linguistics, Buffalo University): The phonetics and phonology of fricative vowels: A typological perspective (2011)
  • Ed King (Software Engineer at Google): Generation effects on vowel production in Latvian-English bilinguals in Chicago (2009)
  • Nicholas Kontovas: An analysis of recent loans into the Standard Uyghur lexicon: What semantic distribution and phonological interpretation reveal about transmission environment (2008)
  • Justin Murphy (Education reporter at Democrat and Chronicle): Moraic alignment of f0 in Washo (2007)
  • Eric Morley (Senior Software Engineer at Google): Washo stress assignment and suffix ordering (2007)
  • Jeremy O’Brian: Consonants in Cantonese loanword adaptation (2006)
  • Marvin Lowenthal: Variable placement in Homeric infixation (2006)
  • Sun Mi Fountain: The benefits of implementing Hanja studies in Korean foreign language courses (2005)
  • Ted Strauss: Speech perception and the exemplar model of categorization (McGill University, 2003)