Phonetics, Phonology, Prosody, Laboratory Phonology, Experimental Techniques (EGG, eye-tracker, ultrasound), Usage-based Phonology, Phonological Typology, Prosodic Typology, Historical Linguistics, Corpus Linguistics, Probabilistic Modeling, Psycholinguistics.
Segmental acoustic phonetics; prosodic structure; phonetics-phonology interface; prosody-phonetics interface; changes in syllable structure; coarticulation and gestural overlap; intonation; prosodic lengthening; pauses.
Ongoing Research Projects
- Domain-initial effects on unstressed syllables in Portuguese, Spanish, and English
- Prosodic boundaries in Paraguayan Guaraní: phonological and morphosyntactic factors (with Josefina Bittar)
- Phonological complexity and suprasegmental variables under contact
- Maximal syllable structure as a time-stable feature in contact
- Typologically rare nasalized vowels in Native South American languages
- Prosodic reduction in spontaneous French conversation (with Caroline L. Smith)
- Vowel duration in adjectives: the effect of construction type (with Joan Bybee, University of New Mexico)
- Constituents and heads in prosody perception: A comparative study (with Jennifer Cole, José Hualde, Caroline L. Smith, Tim Mahrt, and Christopher Eager)
- Sonority, morphology, and plosive-initial biconsonantal onsets (with Shelece Easterday, University of Hawaii at Mānoa)
Brazilian Portuguese, Mexican and European Spanish, American English, European French, Paraguayan Guaraní
Indigenous languages of South America from several families (e.g. Macro-Je, Tupian, Arawak, Cariban, etc.); Native American languages of the Pacific Northwest (e.g. Na-Dene, Salishan, Wakashan, Tsimshianic, etc.); languages of the Caucasus (e.g. Kartvelian, Nakh-Dagestanian, Northwest Caucasian, etc.).
Portuguese, English, French, Norwegian, Spanish