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The main goal of my research is to understand how phonetic details fit into phonological representations, and how data from perception and production can help pin down this aspect of our phonological models. Within this, I have two interconnected lines of research: Experimental work testing what details are present in the representation and how they can shift, and reconstructions of how reanalysis or shifts in which details are part of the representation can lead to diachronic change.

My current projects are looking at how phonetic details are represented at the featural level based on patterns of generalization in phonetic convergence, and how effects of vowel duration on perceived part of speech for both real words and nonce words elucidate where phonetic details come into phonological representations.

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