I am a linguist and a phonetician and phonologist. My primary focus is prosody from the speech signal to grammar and processing. My work integrates diverse approaches, including fieldwork, experiments, formal language theory, and machine learning. Recent language areas of focus include Samoan, Formosan languages, and African American English.

Interests

  • Tone/intonation
  • Computational prosody
  • Polynesian and Formosan languages
  • African American English
  • Phonetics & phonology
  • Language variation

Education

  • PhD in Linguistics, 2011

    University of California Los Angeles

  • BS in Chemistry, 2004

    Stanford University

Current Collaborators

Avatar

Anissa Neal

Graduate Student,
UMass Linguistics

Avatar

Ayana Whitmal

Graduate Student,
UMass Linguistics

Avatar

Brendan T. O'Connor

Associate Professor,
UMass College of Information and Computer Sciences

Avatar

Deniz Özyıldız

Graduate Student,
UMass Linguistics

Avatar

Grace Chen-Hsiu Kuo

Assistant Professor,
National Taiwan University

Avatar

Ho-hsien Pan

Professor,
National Chiao Tung University

Avatar

Lisa Green

Distinguished Professor,
UMass Linguistics

Avatar

Meghan Armstrong-Abrami

Associate Professor,
UMass Hispanic Linguistics

Avatar

Sang-Im Lee-Kim

Assistant Professor,
National Chiao Tung University

Avatar

Yu-An Lu

Associate Professor,
National Chiao Tung University

Past Collaborators

Avatar

Edward P. Stabler

Xerox PARC,
Professor Emeritus,
UCLA Linguistics

Avatar

Hiu-Wai Lam

UCLA Linguistics B.A., M.A.

Avatar

Kie Zuraw

Professor,
UCLA Linguistics

Avatar

Robyn Orfitelli

Lecturer,
University of Sheffield

Graduate Students

Avatar

Ivy Hauser

Assistant Professor,
UT Arlington
Ph.D. (2019)

Avatar

Leland Kusmer

Ph.D. (2020),
UMass Linguistics

Five Colleges Prosody Group Co-Directors

Avatar

Heather Pon-Barry

Associate Professor,
Mount Holyoke College Computer Science

Avatar

Mara Breen

Associate Professor,
Mount Holyoke College Psychology

Avatar

Meghan Armstrong-Abrami

Associate Professor,
UMass Hispanic Linguistics

Contact