Papers

Refereed publications

(2013) Nonce words show that Russian yer alternations are governed by the grammar. With Maria Gouskova (NYU). NLLT 31:3, pp. 735–765. [project page]

(2012) Asymmetries in generalizing alternations to and from initial syllables. With Andrew Nevins (UCL) and Jonathan Levine (Harvard). Language 88:2, pp. 231–268. [project page]

(2011) Trajectories of faithfulness in child-specific phonology. With Anne-Michelle Tessier (Alberta). Phonology 28:2, pp. 163–196. [project page]

(2011) The Surfeit of the Stimulus: Analytic biases filter lexical statistics in Turkish laryngeal alternations. With Andrew Nevins (UCL) and Nihan Ketrez (İstanbul Bilgi). Language 87:1, pp. 84–125. [project page]

(2011) The Emergence of The Unmarked. With Kathryn Flack Potts (Stanford). In Marc van Oostendorp, Colin J. Ewen, Elizabeth Hume, and Keren Rice (eds.) The Blackwell Companion to Phonology, pp. 1363–1379. [paper]

(2010) Harmonic Grammar with Linear Programming: From linear systems to linguistic typology. With Christopher Potts, Joe Pater, Karen Jesney, and Rajesh Bhatt. Phonology 27:1, pp. 77–117. [ROA-984]

Submitted manuscripts

(submitted) Source-oriented generalizations as grammar inference in Russian vowel deletion. With Maria Gouskova (NYU). [project page]

(under revision for NLLT) A richer model is not always more accurate: the case of French and Portuguese plurals. With Lauren Eby Clemens (Harvard) and Andrew Nevins (UCL). [project page]

(under revision for Phonology) The naturalness of product-oriented generalizations. With Lena Fainleib (UMass). [project page, also ROA-1036]

Other publications

(to appear) Interactions of tone and ATR in Slovenian. With Peter Jurgec (Meertens). In Wolfgang Kehrein & Björn Köhnlein (eds.) Tone and segmental structure. Tübingen: Niemeyer. [paper, also ROA-995]

(2012) Target selection in Error Selective Learning. Brill's Annual of Afroasiatic Languages and Linguistics 4, pp. 120–139. [project page]

(2007) Tone licensing and categorical alignment in Serbo-Croatian. In Leah Bateman et al. (eds.) University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers in Linguistics 32: Papers in Optimality Theory III. Amherst: GLSA, pp. 1–19. [paper]

(2007) OT-Help user guide. In Michael Becker (ed.), University of Massachusetts Occasional Papers in Linguistics 36: Papers in Theoretical and Computational Phonology. Amherst: GLSA. With Joe Pater (UMass), pp. 1–12. Also available as ROA 928. [paper]

(2003) Lexical stratification of Hebrew: The disyllabic maximum. In Yehuda Falk (ed.) Proceedings of IATL 19. [paper]

(2003) Hebrew Stress: Can't you hear those trochees? In Elsi Kaiser and Sudha Arunachalam (eds.) Proceedings of PLC 26, 9.1: 45–58. [paper]

Dissertation

(2009) Phonological Trends in the Lexicon: The Role of Constraints [dissertation, also ROA-1008]

Invited talks

(2013) A grammatical approach to exceptional Portuguese plurals. Departamento de Linguística, IEL-Unicamp. Joint work with Lauren Eby Clemens and Andrew Nevins.

(2013) Computing morphophonology in a constraint-based framework. Linguistics department, Stony Brook University. Joint work with Maria Gouskova and Blake Allen.

(2012) Universal Grammar protects Initial Syllables. Department of cognitive science, Johns Hopkins University. Joint work with Lauren Eby Clemens, Jon Levine, and Andrew Nevins.

(2012) La grammaire universelle protège les syllabes initiales. Département de linguistique, Université du Québec à Montréal. Joint work with Lauren Eby Clemens, Jon Levine, and Andrew Nevins.

(2012) Universal Grammar protects Initial Syllables. Linguistics department, Indiana University. Joint work with Lauren Eby Clemens, Jon Levine, and Andrew Nevins.

(2011) Universal Grammar protects Initial Syllables. Linguistics department, Harvard University. Joint work with Lauren Eby Clemens, Jon Levine, and Andrew Nevins. [handout]

(2010) Finding Universal Grammar in Initial Syllables. Linguistics department, Stony Brook University. [handout]

(2010) Target selection in Error Selective Learning. At the workshop on computational modelling of sound pattern acquisition. University of Alberta, Edmonton. [project page]

(2009) Learning hidden structure in paradigms. Université Paris 7. [handout]

(2009) Learning hidden structure in paradigms. Linguistics department, UCSC. [handout]

(2009) Surface-based generalizations over lexical exceptions. With Lena Fainleib (Tel Aviv). Linguistics department, UCLA. [handout]

(2008) The role of markedness in generalizing over lexical exceptions. With Lena Fainleib (Tel Aviv). Linguistics department, NYU. [handout]

(2008) Why and how to use Universal Grammar in learning irregular morphology. Linguistics department, Reed College. [handout]

(2008) What do Hebrew speakers know about irregular patterns? The role of Universal Grammar. Department of Middle Eastern Studies, University of Texas at Austin. [handout]

(2007) The role of statistical generalizations in the grammar. Phonology reading group, University of Tromsø. [handout]

(2007) The role of statistical generalizations in the grammar. Linguistics department colloquium, Ben Gurion University. [handout]

(2006) Computational Optimality Theory with finite candidate sets. MIT Phonology Circle. [handout]

(2006) Computational Optimality Theory with finite candidate sets. Thursday Interdisciplinary Colloquium, Tel Aviv University. [handout]

Refereed conference papers

(2014) Learning alternations from surface forms with sublexical phonology. Phonology 2014, MIT. With Blake Allen (UBC).

(2013) Gender without morphological segmentation in French. Phonology 2013, UMass Amherst. With Michael Dow (Indiana).

(2013) A quantitive study of the caesura in Baudelaire's and Verlaine's alexandrines. Conference on metrical structure: text-setting and stress, MIT. [project page]

(2013) Grammar inference expresses source-oriented generalizations in Russian yer deletion. 21st Manchester Phonology Meeting. With Maria Gouskova (NYU). [project page]

(2013) Wug-testing source-oriented generalizations: grammar inference in yer deletion. 87th meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Boston, MA. With Maria Gouskova (NYU). [project page]

(2012) Source-oriented generalizations as grammar inference in yer deletion. 43rd Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, CUNY. With Maria Gouskova (NYU). [project page]

(2012) A wug study of the grammar of Russian yers. 86th meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Portland, OR. With Maria Gouskova (NYU) [project page]

(2012) Discrete grammar beats phonetics and usage-based predictors in alternations. 86th meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Portland, OR. With Lauren Eby Clemens (Harvard) and Andrew Nevins (UCL). [project page]

(2011) Russian yer alternations are governed by the grammar. 42nd Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, Toronto. With Maria Gouskova (NYU). [project page]

(2011) A richer model is not always more accurate: the case of French and Portuguese plurals. 42nd Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, Toronto. With Lauren Eby Clemens (Harvard) and Andrew Nevins (UCL). [project page]

(2011) Differential treatment of initial syllables rears its head. 85th meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Pittsburgh, PA. With Jonathan Levine (Harvard) and Andrew Nevins (UCL). [handout]

(2010) Differential treatment of initial syllables rears its head. 41st Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, UPenn. With Jonathan Levine (Harvard) and Andrew Nevins (UCL). [handout]

(2010) Trajectories of faithfulness in child-specific phonology. 84th meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Baltimore, MD. With Anne-Michelle Tessier (Alberta). [project page]

(2010) Initial syllable faithfulness as the best model of word-size effects in alternations. 84th meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Baltimore, MD. With Andrew Nevins (Harvard).

(2009) Initial syllable faithfulness as the best model of word-size effects in alternations. 40th Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, MIT. With Andrew Nevins (Harvard). [handout]

(2009) The role of markedness in generalizing over lexical exceptions. 83rd meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, San Francisco, CA. With Lena Fainleib (Tel Aviv). [handout]

(2008) The role of markedness constraints in learning lexical trends. 82nd meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Chicago, IL. [handout]

(2007) Tone/ATR interactions in Slovenian. 7th European Conference on Formal Description of Slavic Languages (FDSL-7) in Leipzig. With Peter Jurgec (Meertens).

(2007) From the lexicon to a stochastic grammar. 38th Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, University of Ottawa. [poster, handout]

(2007) From the lexicon to a stochastic grammar. Workshop on Variation, Gradience and Frequency in Phonology, Stanford Univesity. [poster, handout]

(2007) The role of markedness in Hebrew exceptional plurals. Israel Association for Theoretical Linguistics 23, Tel Aviv University. [handout]

(2007) Tone/ATR interactions in Slovenian. Workshop on Segments and Tone, Meertens Institute/Amsterdam University. With Peter Jurgec (Meertens). [handout]

(2007) When and why to ignore lexical patterns in Turkish obstruent alternations. 81st meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Anaheim, CA. With Andrew Nevins (Harvard) and Nihan Ketrez (Yale). [project page]

(2006) CCamelOT: An implementation of OT-CC's GEN and EVAL in Perl. 80th meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Albuquerque, NM. [handout]

(2003) Lexical stratification of Hebrew: The disyllabic maximum. Israel Association for Theoretical Linguistics 19, Ben Gurion University.

(2003) Hebrew Stress: Can't you hear those trochees? Penn Linguistics Collquium 26, University of Pennsylvania.

Workshop presentations

(2009) Trajectories of faithfulness in child-specific phonology. Northeast Computational Phonology Circle (NECPhon) III, MIT. With Anne-Michelle Tessier (Alberta). [project page]

(2008) Learning hidden structure in morphological bases. MUMM 2, a UMass-MIT phonology meeting. [handout]

(2007) Prudent error-driven learning in OT-CC. Northeast Computational Phonology Circle (NECPhon), UMass Amherst. [handout]

(2006) When and why to ignore lexical patterns in Turkish obstruent alternations. Yale Turkish Linguistics Workshop. With Andrew Nevins (Harvard) and Nihan Ketrez (Yale). [project page]

(2006) Tone licensing and categorical alignment in Serbo-Croatian. HUMDRUM, Johns Hopkins University.

(2006) Verum Focus and T-to-Σ movement in English. ECO5 syntax workshop, MIT. [handout]

(2004) The interpretation of boundary tones: Turkish and beyond. Intonation Matters, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

(2004) Lexical exceptions: Putting the grammar to work. HUMDRUM, Rutgers University.