I’m a linguist, jointly appointed as a postdoc in the Department of Linguistics and the Center for Advanced Study of Language at the University of Maryland. More specifically, I’m a psycholinguist. Even more specifically, I’m a laboratory phonologist (as my domain name suggests) and a phonetician.034_ebf.lv_sm

I’m interested in the patterns and acoustics of speech sounds and how implicit knowledge of those patterns and the auditory system determine perception (and production) of speech. This tells us something about the contents of the faculty of language and how it interacts with the auditory system and other modules of the mind.

The other pages on this site discuss (in more detail) my research interests in laboratory phonologyspeech perception, phonetics, and phonological theory.



10 July 2014: “Context effects as auditory contrast” (co-authored with John Kingston et al.) has appeared in Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics.

30 June 2014: “Headed tone spans: Binarity and minimal overlap” (co-authored with Lee Bickmore) has appeared in a special issue (‘Microlinguistics in Southern Africa’) of Southern African Linguistics and Applied Language Studies.

29 May 2014: “Positive expectation in the processing of allophones” has appeared (online) in The Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.


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