Current Research Projects

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Linguistic experience and morpho-phonological learning

I implemented an artificial grammar learning experiment using PsychoPy in order to determine the extent to which language learners rely on extant linguistic knowledge to inform generalizations to novel morpho-phonological forms. This study is a collaboration with Dr. Robert Daland in the UCLA linguistics department which arose from a class on computational phonology.

Sample figure from this study.

Glottal characteristics of voicing during vocal tract constriction

I am the lead on this collaborative articulatory study with Dr. Pat Keating and several PhD students in the UCLA linguistics department. We examine effects of vocal tract constriction during the production of voiced consonants and vowels. Analysis of measures extracted from electroglottographic and acoustic signals provides insight into difficulty associated with maintaining voicing during a vocal tract constriction.

Fragment of a sample figure from this study.