I'm currently a Humboldt Research Fellow in the Lehrstuhl für Historische und Indogermanische Sprachwissenschaft at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. I received my PhD from the interdepartmental Program in Indo-European Studies (PIES) at the University of California, Los Angeles in the summer of 2017.
I specialize in phonology and historical linguistics, with particular focus on Uto-Aztecan and ancient Indo-European languages. My research is concerned, especially, with the development of phonological systems across generations of speakers, and in turn, with
the implications of changes in these systems for our understanding of how people learn the sound patterns of their language. I am also interested generally in linguistic typology and morphological theory, and in testing hypotheses about language change using experimental methods.
Some aspects of my recent research are outlined below; downloadable versions of my publications and conference handouts/posters/slides are available here. Feel free to contact me with any questions here.
[ News ]
- 10/5/2021: I am happy to report that I've had a new article accepted for publication at Indo-European Linguistics. In the paper, I propose a new prosodic reconstruction of Proto-Indo-European *–mon-stem, and consider the implications of this reconstruction for the morphophonology of PIE non-primary derivatives. You can check out the manuscript here. I have also made some updates to the Resources page.
- 7/19/2021: Last week I gave a talk at the Oxford Workshop on Indo-European Accentuation in which I addressed the question: How does Hittite inform our understanding of Proto-Indo-European word prosody? You can find my answers on the handout here.