I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. While I enjoy all areas of linguistics, my primary interests lie in laboratory phonology, phonetics, psycholinguistics, and first and second language acquisition. I am particularly interested in how we use suprasegmental or prosodic cues in real-time word and sentence processing.
Current projects include an investigation of the interaction between tone and intonation in Thai, an exploration of the intonational phonology of Pidgin (Hawai‘i Creole), an exploration of how structural probability affects production in Japanese, and a project that addresses pedagogical recommendations for the revitalization and maintenance of understudied languages.
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