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 prosodic and syntactic constituents, phonological realization of morphemes, and linearization. See my current CV for a full list of projects and publications. My research develops a typologically-driven theory of universal features and parametric variation in prosodic structure. Since 2011, my empirical focus has been prosodic structure in Blackfoot (Algonquian), spoken in Montana, USA and Alberta, CA. This language is polysynthetic, with a unique configuration of prosodic properties, which could help drive this theory forward. To support my research and other projects, I have developed Blackfoot Words, a free, open-source lexical database of Blackfoot. The Blackfoot Lab continues to add to this database.
When I am not researching, I can be found dancing. I love any social improvised partner dance, but especially swing, blues, and Argentine tango. I am from Texas originally, and loud about it.
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