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I am a sixth-year student in the PhD program in Linguistics at UCLA.

My interests lie broadly in phonetics-phonology: phonologization, phonetic implementation, and intonation. I try to answer questions like, what is the substance of the abstract representations in our minds? how do we get to sound from representation? where does intonation figure in this picture?

I have worked on English, French, Mandarin, Burmese, and Icelandic.

A waveform extracted from Praat of [zi.ɛl tso]