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Welcome! I am a visiting assistant professor in the department of linguistics at Georgetown University. My primary research interests are in the domain of theoretical phonology, though my theoretical work is based on empirical data. I investigate issues concerning phonological learnability with a primary focus on the acquisition of phonology. I test hypotheses on learnability suggested from phonological theories by experiments to elicit production and comprehension data. I also simulate the experimental data through computational models of the learning process.  My research interests include;

  • Phonological and morphological acquisition
  • Learning biases
    • Experimental approaches to phonological theory
    • Computational modeling of phonological and morphological development
    • Interface of tonal and segmental alternations

 

yd79[at]georgetown[dot]edu
Georgetown University
1437 37th St. NW. Poulton Hall 240
Washington, DC 20057-1051

 

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