I am a phonetician and phonologist currently finishing my Ph.D. at Yale University’s Department of Linguistics and its Phonetics Laboratory. My research primarily concerns the representation of speech sounds in terms of the temporal representation of gestures, and more generally the relationships between tones and segments, language contact, sound change, and anything related to Tibetan. I recently defended my dissertation [slides here] on the role of tone in articulatory timing in Tibetan as spoken in diaspora.

To these ends, I have used a variety of methods, including field interviews, corpus methods, acoustic phonetics, and, in particular, Electromagnetic Articulography (EMA).

Teaching is just as important to me as research. It is a great joy, and a great challenge. I approach teaching as a skill that requires continual development like any other, and so I have pursued the Certificate of College Teaching and Preparation from Yale’s Poorvu Center for Teaching and Learning, and joined the Special Interest Group in Scholarly Teaching of the Linguistic Society of America (see links in sidebar).


Contact information:
Dept. of Linguistics
Yale University
P.O. Box 208366
New Haven, CT 06520