Supervision

 

This page is about the students I have supervised (both graduate and undergraduate). For my teaching, see here.
For a complete list of students I have supervised , see my CV.

 

I have supervised doctoral dissertations, graduate qualifying papers, masters theses, undergraduate theses, and undergraduate research projects.

 


Doctoral Dissertations

Chaired/Co-Chaired:

▪Iacoponi, Luca (in progress). Formal properties of phonological relations. Doctoral Dissertation. Rutgers University. (With Prof Adam Jardine).

▪Shih, Shu-hao (in progress). Sonority-driven stress. Doctoral dissertation. Rutgers University.

▪Staroverov, Peter (2014). Splitting Theory and consonant epenthesis. Doctoral Dissertation. Rutgers University. [Staroverov is currently an assistant professor at Wayne State University]. [pdf]

▪Lee, Seunghun (2008). Consonant-tone interaction in Optimality Theory. Doctoral Dissertation. Rutgers University. (Co-chairperson with Prof. Akinbiyi Akinlabi). [PDF] [Lee is currently a professor at International Christian University in Japan]

▪Ketner, Katherine (2007). Size restrictions in prosodic morphology. Doctoral dissertation, University of Cambridge. [PDF] [Ketner (now Gürtler) is a professor at OTH Regensburg, Germany]

 

I served on the following doctoral committees:

▪Merchant, Nazarré (2008). Discovering underlying forms: Contrast Pairs and Ranking. Doctoral dissertation, Rutgers University. (Chair: Bruce Tesar).[PDF]

Élias-Ulloa, José Alberto (2005). Theoretical aspects of Panoan metrical phonology: Disyllabic footing and contextual syllable weight. Doctoral dissertation, Rutgers University. (Chair: Alan Prince). [PDF]

Jones, Mark (2004) The phonetics and phonology of definite article reduction in northern English dialects. University of Cambridge. (Chair: Francis Nolan).

Astruc-Aguilera, Lluïsa (2004) The intonation of sentence-external elements. University of Cambridge. (Chair: Francis Nolan).

 


Masters Theses and Qualifying Papers

 

I have supervised or am supervising the following graduate qualifying papers and masters theses:

 

Blum, Eileen (in progress).  The phonology and phonetics of Irish stress.  Qualifying Paper, Rutgers University.

Mitchley, Hazel (in progress). Tone-foot interaction in Nguni. Qualifying Paper, Rutgers University.

Shih, Shu-hao (2014). Sonority-driven stress in Gujarati. Qualifying Paper. Rutgers University.

Haghverdi, Vartan (2014). Stress and schwa in Armenian. Qualifying Paper. Rutgers University.

McManus, Hope (2012). Level ordering and productivity constraints on suffix combinations in English. Qualifying Paper. Rutgers University.

Staroverov, Peter (2010). Opacity in Lardil. Qualifying Paper. Rutgers University.

O’Keefe, Michael (2006). Area identity: A theory of harmony. Qualifying Paper, Rutgers University.

Koak, Heeshin (2006). Allomorph selection of Korean nominal markers. Qualifying Paper, Rutgers University. (Co-Chairperson with Prof. Akinbiyi Akinlabi).

Murray, Sarah (2006). Selectivity and voicing assimilation. Qualifying Paper, Rutgers University. (Co-Chairperson with Prof. Alan Prince).

Bembridge, Steven (2004).  The Initial State in L2 acquisition.  University of Cambridge.

Pullman, Thomas (2004). An optimal floating feature approach to Irish Mutation.  University of Cambridge.

Chapter, Joanne (2003).  The development and realisation of the Common Slavonic vowel jat’ in South Slavonic languages: A diachronic study in terms of Optimality Theory.  University of Cambridge.

Ketner, Katherine (2003).  The Czech mobile ‘e’: an Optimality Theoretic approach.  University of Cambridge.

Schulze, Jan (2003).  An Optimality-Theoretic account of the development of Old High German Umlaut.  University of Cambridge.

 

I served on the following qualifying paper committees:

 

Selvanathan, Naga (2012). Tamil phonology. Qualifying Paper. Rutgers University (Chair: Alan Prince).

Staroverov, Peter (2011). On Russian word-final [tl] clusters. Qualifying Paper. Rutgers University. (Chair: Shigeto Kawahara).

Braver, Aaron (2010). On incomplete neutralization.  Qualifying Paper.  Rutgers University (Chair: Shigeto Kawahara).

Perkins, Jeremy (2008). Phonetics and phonology of Thai consonant-tone interaction.  Qualifying Paper, Rutgers University (Chair: Shigeto Kawahara).

Altshuler, Daniel (2006). Filling the gap: Quantity-insensitive iambs and the typology of feet.  Qualifying Paper, Rutgers University. (Chair: Alan Prince). [pdf]. (Published in IJAL 75.3: 365-398)

 


Undergraduate

 

Schrum, Nick (2017).  Polysyllabic shortening in Spanish and French.  Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Honors Thesis.  Co-supervised with Karin Stromswold (Department of Psychology).

Knutson, Sten (2017). Polysyllabic shortening. Co-supervised with Karin Stromswold (Department of Psychology).

Mayro, Aldo (2016).  Polysyllabic shortening.  Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Honors Thesis.  Co-supervised with Karin Stromswold (Department of Psychology).

Lai, MeLinh (2015).  Acoustic correlates of syntactic structure.  Undergraduate Interdisciplinary Honors Thesis.  Co-supervised with Karin Stromswold (Department of Psychology).  [Henry Rutgers Scholar Award winner for outstanding thesis.]

Ray, Jessica (2014). [l]-vocalization in Jay-Z's speech and performance. Undergraduate Honors Thesis, Rutgers University.

Fremed, Ariel (2013).  The L1 optimal continuous use speaker (LOCUS): Methodology and current practices in phonology.  Undergraduate Thesis, Rutgers University.

Opper, Michael (2010). The morpho-phonology of certain Hakka Dialects. Thesis, Rutgers University. Supervised with Richard Simmons (Department of Chinese).

Al Ghamdi, Ahmed (2006). The phonetics and phonology of Riyadh Saudi Arabic intonation. Independent Study Project. Rutgers University.

Rafferty, Justin (2006). Absolute neutralization in German. Independent Study Project. Rutgers University.


Laboratory/Research Assistants

 

The following students have worked with me on my research projects or in my lab:

 

Fall 2014: Caitlin Celedano, Jessica Cody, Sarah Elzayat, Ariana Lutz, Pooja Patel, Jillian Van Brunt. Glossolalia Project. Analysts.

Fall 2012-Spring 2013: Maureen McGuiness and Bryton McGrath.  The Phonology Methodology Database Project, coordinators.

Spring 2013: Abbad, Abdul, Jeffrey Adler, Danielle Denisenko, Cara Feldscher, Aubrey Frehner, Ariel Fremed, Jude Lafleur, Brianna Losardo, Maureen Maramba, Jenna Stern, Robin Wright.  The Phonology Methodology Database Project, contributor

Fall 2012: Abbad, Abdul, Jeff Adler, Chelsea Colonello, Danielle Denisenko, Teresa Ducsak, Cara Feldscher, Ariel Fremed, Ala Hassan, Jude Lafleur, Brianna Losardo, Maureen Maramba, Jenna Stern, Robin Wright.  The Phonology Methodology Database Project, contributors.

Fall 2011-Spring 2012: Ariel Fremed, Bryton McGrath

Spring 2011: Georgia Simon

Fall 2010: Lindsey Charbonneau, Peter Fabian, Georgia Simon, Jamie Johnson

Spring 2010: Daniel Rotundo, Kevin Rosenfield

Fall 2009: Lindsey Charbonneau, Brian Chen, Molly Josephson, Dakota Killpack, Amanda Litchkowski, Kaitlyn McNerlin, Michael Opper, Kevin Rosenfield, Daniel Rotundo, Allan Schwade, June Sultan, Jesse Zymet

Spring 2009: Kortney Babington, Adrienne DeWitt, Michael Opper, Katarzyna Lupinska, and Mathias Bullerman (2009, Spring).