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Potential Research Areas and Supervisors

Will Bennett

Broad areas of research interest: My research interests are mostly on the sound-related side of the field: how phonetics, phonology and morphology (and sometimes syntax) interact
 
Specific research interests:  My work focuses particularly on under-studied African languages, and I'm also very interested in endangered language description & documentation.

Susanne Carroll

 
Susanne Carroll

Broad areas of research interest: Second language acquisition & processing, bilingualism, syntax, semantics
 
Specific research interests: Input (segmentation, feedback and correction, learner directed speech), gender acquisition, number acquisition

*Not accepting any new graduate students.
 

Suzanne Curtin

Suzanne Curtin

Broad areas of research interest: 
Infant speech perception, first language acquisition, child psychology, cognitive development, speech development
 
Specific research interests: Segmentation and lexical representations; early speech perception and word learning; the role of early biases and social interaction on these processes.

Darin Flynn

Darin Flynn

Broad areas of research interest: Phonology, Canadian Indigenous languages, endangered language documentation and revitalization
 
Specific research interests: Phonetics-phonology interface, distinctive features, prosodic structure, Wakashan, Algonquian, Dene/Athabaskan, French, black English

David Liebesman

Broad areas of interest: Philosophy of Language, Semantics, Pragmatics, Metaphysics
 
Specific areas of interest: Number words, quantification, the mass/count distinction, generics

Mary O'Brien

Mary O'Brien

Broad areas of research interest: Second language acquisition, phonetics, phonology, German
 
Specific research interests: Pronunciation, perception, processing, prosody, intonation of German language learners

Amanda Pounder

Amanda Pounder

Broad areas of research interest: historical linguistics, morphology; Germanic, Romance, and Turkic languages
 
Specific research interests: morphological theory, paradigms, morphology-syntax interface, semantics of morphology; paradigm in diachrony, language standardization

Betsy Ritter

Betsy Ritter

Broad areas of research interest: 
Syntax, morpho-syntax, syntax-semantics interface
 
Specific research interests: Syntactic categories and features, animacy, DPs, Blackfoot, Hebrew, tenselessness, and its implications for clause structure in Blackfoot

Dimitrios Skordos

Broad areas of research interest: First language acquisition, experimental semantics and pragmatics, psychology of language, language and cognition.
 
Specific research interests: Pragmatic inference, quantification and logical operators, space and motion events cross-linguistically.

Dennis Storoschenko

Dennis Storoshenko

Broad areas of research interest:
 Syntax, semantics, syntax-semantics interface
 
Specific research interests: Experimental syntax, Japanese and Korean syntax, research on syntactic theories outside the generative model, including Tree Adjoining Grammar

Steve Winters

Steve Winters

Broad areas of research interest: 
Phonetics, speech perception
 
Specific research interests: Exemplar Theory, talker identification, voice quality, intonation perception