Assistant Professor, Linguistics
Learning of sound patterns, representation of paradigms, Austronesian languages
Current research project:
Using corpus data on change over time (in Malagasy, Samoan, and Maori) to understand how people learn sound patterns. In particular, I model the interaction of statistical learning with other factors, such as an innate bias for people to learn simpler patterns.
- Ph.D., Linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles, 2023
- M.A., Linguistics, University of California, Los Angeles, 2020
- B.A., Linguistics, Dartmouth College, 2018
Last book read:
“Pachinko” by Min Jin Lee (highly recommend!)
In your own time/when not working:
Cooking/baking, drawing (watercolor and more recently, digital art), watching romcoms
Courses you’re most looking forward to teaching:
Phonology 1, as well as special topics classes
What most excites you about Cornell:
I’m excited about the interdisciplinary environment, about working together with my talented colleagues in linguistics, and the chance to work with many driven and inspiring students!