Principal investigators

Ryan Bennett (ryan.bennett@yale.edu) is a phonologist in the Department of Linguistics at Yale. His research is in formal phonology, including the syntax-, morphology-, and phonetics-phonology interfaces.

Máire Ní Chiosáin (maire.nichiosain@ucd.ie) is a phonologist in the School of Languages, Cultures and Linguistics at University College Dublin. Her research focuses in particular on the phonology of Irish.

Grant McGuire (gmcguir1@ucsc.edu), professor of linguistics at UC Santa Cruz, is generally interested in speech perception as it relates to phonetics and phonology. His current research is aimed at perceptual learning, phonetic categorization, and language specific perception.

Jaye Padgett (padgett@ucsc.edu) is a professor of linguistics at UC Santa Cruz. His work combines formal analysis, usually within Optimality Theory, with experimental methodologies. He is particularly interested in the role of contrast and perceptual distinctiveness in phonetics and phonology.

Research assistants

Jennifer Bellik (jbellik@ucsc.edu) is a third year graduate student at UCSC whose research interests include Turkish phonology and phonetics, and computational approaches to the syntax-prosody interface.

Ben Faiman (bfaiman@ucsc.edu) is a third year undergraduate student at UCSC studying linguistics and Mandarin Chinese

Chris Kyle (ckyle@ucsc.edu) is an undergraduate student at UCSC studying linguistics.