I am a second-year student in the PhD program in Linguistics at UCLA.
My main interests lie in phonology, phonologization, phonetic implementation, and in intonation: how do alternations become fixed in the abstract representations in our minds? how do we get to sound from the representation? what implications does intonation hold for phonology at large?
I am currently most interested in the relationships between abstract factors (e.g., positional prominence, speaker sexual orientation, word frequency) and phonetic implementation.
I have worked on English, French, Mandarin, Burmese, and Icelandic.