Dissertation students supervised


Aaron Marks

  • Ph.D. Linguistics, in progress.
  • Dissertation title: Phonetics and Phonology of Wappo

J. Mitchell Sances

  • Ph.D. Linguistics, in progress.
  • Dissertation title: The Representation of the Visual Stimulus in the Exemplar Model of Phonology: A Case of Vowel Rounding in French and American English

Lukas Denk (co-chair with Bill Croft)

  • Ph.D. Linguistics, in progress.
  • Dissertation title: Structural factors for the stability of complex morphology: The phonological dimension of unpredictable inflection


Tim Zingler (co-chair with Bill Croft)

  • Ph.D. Linguistics, December 2020.
  • Dissertation title: Wordhood Issues: Typology and Grammaticalization

Ricardo Napoleão de Souza

  • Ph.D. Linguistics, July 2019.
  • Dissertation title: The Interaction of Domain-initial Effects with Lexical Stress: Acoustic Data from English, Spanish, and Portuguese
  • Post-doc at the University of Helsinki project on Linguistic Adaptation

Susan Brumbaugh

  • Ph.D. Linguistics, December 2017.
  • Dissertation title: Anglo and Hispanic vowel variation in New Mexican English
  • Honeywell Inc., Albuquerque

Shelece Easterday

  • Ph.D. Linguistics, July 2017.
  • Dissertation title: Highly complex syllable structure: a typological study of its phonological characteristics and diachronic development
  • Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics, University of Hawaii, Manoa

Elizabeth Stelle, University of British Columbia (co-chair with the late, much-lamented Eric Vatikiotis-Bateson)

  • Ph.D. Linguistics, UBC, December 2016.
  • Dissertation title: Visual feedback during speech production
  • Outreach Specialist, Los Alamos National Laboratory

Paul De Palma

  • Ph.D. Computational Linguistics (chaired by George Luger, Computer Science), May 2010.
  • Dissertation title: Syllables and concepts in large vocabulary automatic speech recognition
  • Now (as before) Professor of Computer Science, Gonzaga University.

Paul Edmunds

  • Ph.D. Linguistics with a concentration in Speech and Hearing Sciences, December 2009.
  • Dissertation title: ESL speakers' production of English lexical stress: The effect of variation in acoustic correlates on perceived intelligibility and nativeness
  • Director of the Center for English Language and American Culture at UNM.

Brenda Nicodemus

Basic courses taught regularly

Linguistics / Speech & Hearing 303: Introduction to Phonetics
(taught in alternation with Chris Koops, and Amy Neel from the Dept. of Speech & Hearing Sciences )

  • My version of this course is organized around a packet of materials I created, whose content is inspired by Peter Ladefoged's A Course in Phonetics, and by courses taught by Louis Goldstein.

Linguistics 304 / 504: Phonological Analysis

Some of the more advanced courses I have taught recently

Linguistics 502: Current Approaches to Phonology (Last taught: Fall 2020)
In its current instantiation, this is a course in Laboratory Phonology.

Linguistics 503: Usage-Based Phonology (Last taught: Spring 2021)

Linguistics 490/590 Seminar: Prosody and Discourse (Last taught: Spring 2020)

Linguistics 490/590 Seminar: Experimental Phonetics (Last taught: Spring 2017)

Other teaching

Psycholinguistics of prosody, at the Université Lyon 2 (Spring 2009)

Phonetics and phonology courses in English and French at the University of Ottawa (1995-6)

Phonetics courses at UCLA (1992-3)