UCLA Linguistics Department
3125 Campbell Hall
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1543
My primary interests are phonetics, phonology, and the lexicon. In particular, I am interested in modeling
the acquisition of phonology, morphology and the lexicon computationally, with the introduction of semantic information.
I am particularly interested in exploring the effects of lexical and phonotactic statistics on learning, retrieval, lexical decision, and various other tasks, and
in modeling gradiency in language acquisition.
- Knowledge-free stochastic learning of word-meaning
- Stochastic and exemplar-based phonotactic learning
- Phonetic description of Kiowa, an endangered Kiowa-Tanoan language spoken in Oklahoma
- Metrics for string similarity and machine discovery of paradigms
Recursive Constraint Demotion online, a web-based implementation
of Prince, Smolensky and Tesar's Recursive Constraint Demotion algorithm, which lets you enter forms and constraint violations
and ranks your constraints.
SyllableParser, a program that parses words into syllables.
PhonotacticParser, a multi-platform program that
gathers comprehensive data on the phonotactics of a language. Useful for problem sets to make sure you're not forgetting anything,
for analyzing syllable structure, and for analyzing the distribution of allophones in a language, among other things.
- GoogleMe!, a small program that lets you
search Google from your desktop (Windows only). If the small version doesn't work on your machine, you need the larger version (<230KB). Version française : petit fichier, fichier plus gros (si le petit fichier ne marche pas sur votre PC).
Plot your formants with
a multi-platform program which should run on Windows, Unix/Linux, Solaris and Mac (with Java Virtual Machine).
- Click here to download Perl scripts that extract information from CHILDES database
corpora, and let you clean up and merge the extracted files. The main script reads one or a bunch of CHILDES database files, and extracts all the lines by any or all
of the participants into separate files, with a supervised mode and a batch mode (automatic).
Munro, Pamela and Roger Billerey-Mosier. "Chickasaw". To appear in a French linguistics encyclopedia. Reference TBA.
Using scripting languages. Tutorial on how scripting languages
like Perl and PHP can be useful for linguists (UCLA phonetics seminar presentation given on
May 13, 2002).
Unpublished things with decent ideas
French MA Thesis:
An investigation of translation issues in P.G. Wodehouse's The Mating Season. Available upon request (email me).
(updated April 30, 2003)
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