Ryan Bennett (email@example.com) is a phonologist in the Department of Linguistics at UC Santa Cruz. His research is in formal phonology, including the syntax-, morphology-, and phonetics-phonology interfaces.
Máire Ní Chiosáin (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 (email@example.com), 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org) 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.
Dhyana Buckley (email@example.com) is a second year graduate student at UCSC. Her research interests include phonetics, computational and corpus linguistics, and developing a semantic approach to improving machine learning.
Nick Van Handel (firstname.lastname@example.org) is graduate student at UCSC. He is primarily interested in psycholinguistics and phonetics, with a focus on speech perception and perceptual learning.
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