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About Eric Baković

My main areas of research are in phonological theory and analysis. Phonology is the study of linguistic speech sound patterns and structures, and the relation of these to other aspects of grammar. Phonological theorists like myself are primarily concerned with the development and evaluation of formal devices that adequately describe phonological patterns and structures and that provide maximum explanatory value to particular phonological analyses. I have two main strands of work within phonological theory. One is concerned with how different types of generalizations about phonological patterns can interact with each other in different ways to produce complex patterns of phonological behavior in different languages. The other is concerned with the in-depth, critical investigation of principles that are posited to underlie phonological knowledge.


Present Professor, Linguistics Department, University of California, San Diego

Curriculum Vitae

Research Interests

Phonological theory


  • Phonology


August 1993January 2000 PhD, Rutgers University - New Brunswick/Piscataway ‐ Linguistics
September 1989March 1993 BA, University of California, Santa Cruz ‐ Linguistics

Contact Information

Linguistics Department
UC San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive #0108
La Jolla, CA 92093-0108


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