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Research overview

Broadly speaking, I am interested in the interface between phonological abstractions and the motor control system, and how that interface can inform our models of phonological representation: What is the nature of phonetic information in the phonology? What in our speech is driven by language-specific knowledge, and what is driven by general mechanisms of motor control? In my work I integrate major insights from both gestural and featural approaches, neurally informed models of speech motor control, and work on motor speech disorders. 

Language interests
  • Southeast Asian languages: Thai, Lao (Tai-Kadai); S'gaw Karen, Burmese (Tibeto-Burman)

  • Finnic languages: Finnish, Estonian; Votic, Lule Saami, Northern Saami

  • South Slavic languages: Particular focus on BCS dialectology and pitch accent systems

  • Clinical interests in cerebellar ataxia/ataxic dysarthria, stuttering 

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