I am an Assistant Professor at Brown University. I am trying to explain the ways languages change.

My research focuses on the way consonant and vowel weakening patterns evolve, on the characteristics of linguistic convergence, on the balance between different kind of information rate (in particular speech rate vs. the rest), and on the universality of information as a characteristic of segments.

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For linguistics and language at Brown, check out our seminar series, the linguistics concentration, and the linguistics graduate program.