I am an Assistant Professor of Linguistics in the Department of English at Wayne State University.
I specialize in phonology, informed by fieldwork and laboratory methods.
An overview of my work, organized by topic:
- Fieldwork on Buriat: I work on the dorsal-zero alternations and on the phonetics of vowels. Here is a recent paper on the former topic (accepted, Stellenbosch Papers in Linguistics).
- Consonant epenthesis:
here is a paper on [j]-insertion and on other strategies for providing an onset in Washo (Open Linguistics, 2016). See also my 2014 dissertation
- Fieldwork on Tundra Nenets (with Darya Kavitskaya):
we document and analyze several interesting opaque interactions.
Here is a recent paper in The Linguistic Review,
and an earlier paper in Phonology.
- Phonology-Morphology interface (with Ludger Paschen):
we analyze verb root mutations in Sye, deriving some implications for feature geometry.
Here is our recent paper (in NELS 2015 proceedings).
- Acoustic study of Russian sonority-reversing clusters A short version appeared in NELS proceedings [pdf],
a longer version was my second qualifying paper at Rutgers University [pdf].
- Too-many-solutions and reference to position in harmonic serialism