Dissertation students supervised


Ricardo Napoleão de Souza

  • Ph.D. Linguistics, in progress.
  • Dissertation title: Prominence marking and the lack thereof: The effects of domain-initial strengthening on unstressed syllables in three languages

Shelece Easterday

  • Ph.D. Linguistics, in progress.
  • Dissertation title: The emergence of highly complex syllable structure: a typological and diachronic study

Susan Brumbaugh

  • Ph.D. Linguistics, in progress.
  • Dissertation title: Vowel space measurements of speakers of Chicano English in Albuquerque

Ana Medina-Murillo

  • Ph.D. Linguistics, in progress.
  • Dissertation title: The Sound System of Warihó-Makurawe
  • Funded by a Doctoral Dissertation Grant from the National Science Foundation.

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

  • Ph.D. Linguistics, in progress.
  • Dissertation title: Visual feedback during speech production


Brenda Nicodemus

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.

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.

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 )

  • When I teach this course, it 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

  • My most recent (2014) offering of this course used Bruce Hayes's textbook, Introductory Phonology. The course is currently being taught by other instructors.

Some of the more advanced courses I have taught recently

Linguistics 502: Generative Theories of Phonology (Last taught: Fall 2013)
Fall 2016 this number will be used for a course in Laboratory Phonology

Linguistics 503: Usage-Based Phonology (Last taught: Fall 2015)

Linguistics 490/590 Seminar: Prosody and Discourse (Last taught: Spring 2016)

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)