Papers and presentations

On this page, you can find my papers and some recent presentations, organized by topic. Presentations are marked in underlined italics, papers are marked in bold.

Opacity

  • 2021. ‘Modelling the exceptionality/opacity dilemma in acquiring Bedouin Arabic.’ 28th Manchester Phonology Meeting. [slides]
  • 2021. ‘Learning restrictive analyses of Canadian Raising in OT using exceptionality diacritics.’ Linguistic Society of America 2021 Annual Meeting. [online poster]
  • 2021. ‘Learnability of indexed constraint analyses of phonological opacity.‘ Proceedings of the Society for Computation in Linguistics 4, 16. [link]
  • 2020. ‘Bedouin Arabic multiple opacity with indexed constraints in Parallel OT.’ In Hyunah Baek, Chikako Takahashi, and Alex Hong-Lun Yeung (eds.), Supplemental Proceedings of the 2019 Annual Meeting on Phonology, Washington, DC: LSA. [link]
  • 2019. ‘Formalizing the connection between opaque and exceptionful generalizations.’ Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics, 41:1. DOI: https://doi.org/10.33137/twpl.v41i1.32767 [open access]
  • 2017. With Joe Pater. ‘Learning opacity in Stratal Maximum Entropy grammar.’ Phonology, 34:2, 299-324. [pre-publication version]

Word prosodic structure

  • Accepted. With Gaja Jarosz. ‘The Credit Problem in parametric stress: A probabilistic approach.’ Accepted to Glossa: A Journal of General Linguistics.
  • 2019. ‘Reduction Domains between feet and syllables: evidence from Dutch.’ Glossa 4(1): 94. 1–43. DOI: https://doi.org/10.5334/gjgl.138 [open access]
  • 2017. With Gaja Jarosz. ‘Learning Parametric Stress without Domain-Specific Mechanisms.’ In Karen Jesney, Charlie O’Hara, Caitlin Smith, and Rachel Walker (eds.), Proceedings of the 2016 Meeting on Phonology. Washington, DC: Linguistic Society of America. [link]

Exceptions

  • 2021. ‘Modelling the exceptionality/opacity dilemma in acquiring Bedouin Arabic.’ 28th Manchester Phonology Meeting. [slides]
  • 2018. ‘Learning within- and between-word variation in probabilistic OT grammars.’ To appear in Gillian Gallagher, Maria Gouskova, and Sora Yin (eds.), Supplemental Proceedings of the 2017 Annual Meeting on Phonology. Washington, DC: Linguistic Society of America. [link]

(Un)natural classes

  • Under revision/in preparation. With Gašper Beguš, Anna Bjorklund, and Blas Puente-Baldoceda. ‘Lexicon against Naturalness: Unnatural Gradient Phonotactic Restrictions and Their Origins.’ [manuscript]
  • 2018. With Gašper Beguš. ‘Gradient trends against phonetic naturalness: The case of Tarma Quechua.’ In Sherry Hucklebridge and Max Nelson (eds.), Proceedings of the 48th North East Linguistics Society, Amherst, MA: GLSA, pp. 73–86.
  • 2014. ‘A radically emergentist approach to phonological features: implications for grammars.’ Nordlyd, 41:1, 21-58. [link]

Learning Principles & Parameters grammars

  • Accepted. With Gaja Jarosz. ‘The Credit Problem in parametric stress: A probabilistic approach.’ Accepted to Glossa: A Journal of General Linguistics.
  • 2020. With Brandon Prickett, Kaden Holladay, Shay Hucklebridge, Max Nelson, Rajesh Bhatt, Gaja Jarosz, Kyle Johnson, and Joe Pater. ‘Learning syntactic parameters without triggers by assigning credit and blame.’ CLS 55, 337–350.
  • 2017. With Gaja Jarosz. ‘Learning Parametric Stress without Domain-Specific Mechanisms.’ In Karen Jesney, Charlie O’Hara, Caitlin Smith, and Rachel Walker (eds.), Proceedings of the 2016 Meeting on Phonology. Washington, DC: Linguistic Society of America. [link]

Other projects

  • 2020. With Brandon Prickett, Kaden Holladay, Shay Hucklebridge, Max Nelson, Rajesh Bhatt, Gaja Jarosz, Kyle Johnson, and Joe Pater. ‘Learning syntactic parameters without triggers by assigning credit and blame.’ CLS 55, 337–350.
  • 2018. With Devon Guinn. ‘Evidence for features and phonotactics in beatboxing vocal percussion.’ Old-World Conference in Phonology 15, University College London. [slides]

Dissertation

  • 2016. ‘Extending Hidden Structure Learning: Features, Opacity, and Exceptionality.’ Doctoral Dissertation, University of Massachusetts Amherst. [link]