|Present||Professor, Department of Linguistics, University of Massachusetts Amherst|
Department of Linguistic
South College 122
University of Massachusetts
Amherst, MA 01003
The Locus of Exceptionality: Morpheme-Specific Phonology as Constraint Indexation University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers 32: Papers in Optimality Theory III (2007)
Morphemes often behave differently phonologically in ways that cannot be explained purely phonologically: one morpheme undergoes or triggers a process while another morpheme fails to undergo or trigger that process, even though the two are ...
L1 Phonotactic Knowledge and the L2 Acquisition of Alternations Inquiries in Linguistic Development: Studies in Honor of Lydia White (2006)
Phonological alternations often serve to modify forms so that they respect a phonotacticrestriction that applies across the words of language. Although it has long been assumed thatan adequate theory of phonology should capture the connection ...
Learning a Stratified Grammar Proceedings of the 29th Boston University Conference on Language Development (2005)
Phonological processes and structures are often limited to a particular set of a language’s words, such as loanwords, Latinate words in English, or Yamato words in Japanese. Typically, the etymologically older, or “core” set of ...
Constraint Conict in Cluster Reduction Journal of Child Language (2003)
When children reduce onset clusters to singletons, a common pattern is for the least sonorous member of the adult cluster to be produced. Within OPTIMALITYTHEORY (Prince & Smolensky, 1993), this pattern has been accounted for ...