- Department Head
- Associate Professor
- B.A. York | M.A. Toronto | Ph.D. Toronto
- Office: SN3050B
- Telephone: (709) 864-8905
- Email: email@example.com
My research interests include phonological representations, harmony systems, and the phonetics-phonology and morphology-phonology interfaces. Much of my work deals with theories of phonological representations and how such theories can be formalized in constraint-based models of phonology with a particular focus on theories of contrastive specifications and how these can be implemented in Optimality Theory grammars.
2022. Restricted structure preservation in Stratal Optimality Theory. To appear in Linguistic Inquiry.
2021. with Daiho Kitaoka. Moraic reversal and realisation: analysis of a Japanese language game. Phonology, 38(1), 41–79.
2019. with Joe Argentino. Transformations in serial music and language games. Journal of New Music Research, 48(2), 159–179.
- 2018. with Erin Olson, Meghan Clayards, and Michael Wagner. North American /l/ both darkens and lightens depending on morphological constituency and segmental context. Laboratory Phonology: Journal of the Association for Laboratory Phonology, 9(1), 13.
- 2017. with Paul De Decker. Tracking the phonological status of /l/ in Newfoundland English: experiments in articulation and acoustics. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 142, 350.
- 2016. Consonant harmony in Nilotic: contrastive specifications and Stratal OT. Glossa: a journal of general linguistics 1(1):12, 1-38.
- 2015. with Paul De Decker and Rosanna Pierson. An acoustic and articulatory study of /l/ allophony in Newfoundland English. In: The Scottish Consortium for ICPhS 2015 Ed., Proceedings of the 18th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences. Glasgow, UK: The University of Glasgow. ISBN 978-0-85261-941-4.
- 2013. Laryngeal cooccurrence restrictions: contrastive specifications and constraint interaction. Phonology 30:2, 297-345.
- 2012. Near-identity and laryngeal harmony. Proceedings from Phonology in the 21st Century: In Honour of Glyne Piggott, McGill Working Papers in Linguistics, 22.
- 2011. Contrast and the evaluation of similarity: Evidence from consonant harmony. Lingua 121: 1401-1423.
- 2004. with Elan Dresher. Contrast and phonological activity in the Nez Perce vowel system. Proceedings of the Berkeley Linguistics Society 29, 283-294.
- 2000. with Paul De Decker. Slept through the ice: A further look at lax vowel lowering in Canadian English. De Decker, P. and S. Mackenzie, co-authors. Toronto Working Papers in Linguistics, 18, 1-10.
Courses previously taught at MUN:
- LING 1100 - Introduction to Linguistics
- LING 1104 - Introduction to Linguistic Analysis: Phonology
- LING 3104 - Phonetics
- LING 3201 - Phonological Theory
- LING 3500 - Historical Linguistics
- LING 4201 - Advanced Phonology
- LING 4700 - Experimental Phonetics
- LING 7000 - Analytic Issues in Linguistics