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

My main interests lie in phonology, phonologization, phonetic implementation, and in intonation: how do we create 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 implications of marginal phonemes for phonology and phonetics.

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

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