I am an Assistant Professor in the Yale Linguistics Department. My research program is in theoretical phonology and issues at the syntax-phonology interface, including the relationships between syntactic and prosodic constituents, phonological realization of morphemes, and linearization. My dissertation, “Syntax, prosody, and metrical structure in Blackfoot” (April 2020, University of British Columbia) focuses on structural correspondences at the interface. I argue that the syntax-prosody correspondence is distinct from the alignment of prosodic and metrical structure.
I also have a strong interest in documenting and analyzing understudied languages. Since 2011, the main empirical focus of my research has been Blackfoot, an Algonquian language spoken in southern Alberta and northern Montana.
I am from Texas originally, and loud about it. When I am not researching, I can be found dancing. I love any social improvised partner dance, but especially swing, blues, and Argentine tango .
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