I teach linguistics courses for English majors at the undergraduate and graduate level. My research interests fall into the areas of phonetics, laboratory phonology, and psycholinguistics, with the primary focus on trying to resolve phonological controversies by employing phonetic evidence. The ultimate goal of my research is to pinpoint the phonetic nature of phonological processes based on the assumption that there is a principled mapping between phonological and phonetic representations.
English laryngeal features
Phonetic realization of tone
Second language acquisition
Speech perception and production
Phonology, Phonetics, Language acquisition, Psycholinguistics