Department of Linguistics
I am a professor in the Department of Linguistics. I also have appointments in the Cognitive Science Program and the Second Language Acquisition and Teaching Program. My research is in the areas of phonology, psycholinguistics, computational linguistics, Welsh, Scottish Gaelic, and poetic meter. I also direct the SPAM Lab.
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics. The semantics of human languages involves complex representations and operations over those representations. The goal of my research is to design logics in which one can define representations and operations over those representations that closely mimic what is observed in human languages. This allows us to then model how people interpret the meanings of arbitrary expressions in the languages they speak.
I am a computational linguist. I am interested in all aspects of language and computation. I direct the Human Language Technology (HLT) Master's program. I am an associate professor both in the department of linguistics and also computer science. My other affiliations are with the Cognitive Science Program and SLAT.