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Professor and Director of Graduate Studies
Linguistics Department, UC San Diego

Associate Editor, Language: Phonological Analysis

My book



Blocking and Complementarity in Phonological Theory. London: Equinox Publishing.

Recent publications



"Phonology and phonological theory." In The Oxford Handbook of Language Production.



"Local blocking and minimal violation." In Proceedings of CLS 45.



"Opacity and ordering." In The Handbook of Phonological Theory, 2nd ed.


(Visit my SelectedWorks site to access all of my available written work.)

Recent presentations/work in progress



"Learning biases for phonological interactions" (with Mike Brooks and Bozena Pajak). Poster presented at Phonology 2013, UMass Amherst, November 10. Poster available here.



"Defining phonological interactions with string set intersection." Invited talk presented at the Workshop on Opacity in Grammar, University of Leipzig, October 3. Handout available here.



"Learnability of complex phonological interactions: an artificial language learning experiment." (With Mike Brooks and Bozena Pajak.) Talk presented at the 87th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Boston. Slides available here; extended abstract available here.



"Conflict resolution: Proper inclusion v. overlap." Work presented at UCLA and at UMass. UMass handout available here.



"Breaking down rule interactions." Talk presented at the Seventh North American Phonology Conference, Concordia University, Montréal. Slides available here.

Words to live by

"You know, we say words the way we say them for a reason." — George-Michael Bluth

"There's a pattern here to see, and the point will soon be clear to me." — Stewart Copeland

"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing." — Ron Swanson