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
- Phonological complexity and suprasegmental variables under contact
- Domain-initial effects on unstressed syllables in Portuguese, Spanish, and English
- Maximal syllable structure as a time-stable feature in contact
- Typologically rare nasalized vowels in Native South American languages
- Vowel duration in adjectives: the effect of construction type (with Joan Bybee)
- Prosodic reduction in spontaneous French conversation (with Caroline Smith)
- Constituents and heads in prosody perception: A comparative study (with Jennifer Cole, José Hualde, Caroline Smith, Tim Mahrt, and Christopher Eager)
- Sonority, morphology, and plosive-initial biconsonantal onsets (with Shelece Easterday)
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