Head of Department of Linguistics, Department of Linguistics Professor
My research is divided into two areas: phonetics/psycholinguistics/experimental phonology, and language revitalization. In phonetics, my main interest is production and perception of reduced, spontaneous speech, but I also work on other projects. In language revitalization, I work with the dormant Mutsun language of California (Southern Costanoan) on reclaiming the spoken language through learning from archival materials, primarily from J.P. Harrington. I have worked with Mutsun community members on publishing the dictionary and on language learning materials.