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PhD Alumni 2020-present

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2022 Linguistics PhD Alumni

Rawan Bonais

  • Dissertation Title: The Role of Transfer/Substrate Influence in the Development of Gulf Pidgin Arabic
  • Committee Co-chairs: Marlyse Baptista and Acrisio Pires
  • Current Position: Machine Learning Data Linguist, Amazon Web Services

Wilkinson Daniel Wong Gonzales

  • Dissertation Title: “Truly a language of our own” A corpus-based, experimental, and variationist account of Lánnang-uè in Manila
  • Committee Co-chairs: Marlyse Baptista and Sally Thomason
  • Current Position: Assistant Professor in Applied English Linguistics (incoming, Fall 2022), The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Andrew McInnerney

  • Dissertation Title: The Argument/Adjunct Distinction and the structure of prepositional phrases
  • Committee Co-chair: Acrisio Pires
  • Current Position: Lecturer I in Linguistics, College of Literature, Science, and the Arts, University of Michigan

Joy Peltier

  • Dissertation Title: “Little Words” in Contact and in Context: Pragmatic Markers in Kwéyòl Donmnik, English, and French
  • Committee Chair: Marlyse Baptista
  • Current Position: Assistant Professor, University of South Carolina English Department and Linguistics Program (Fall 2022)

Yushi Sugimoto

  • Dissertation Title: Underspecification and (im)possible derivations: Toward a restrictive theory of grammar
  • Committee Co-chairs: Marlyse Baptista and Acrisio Pires 

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2021 Linguistics PhD Alumni

Fahad Alrashed

  • Dissertation Title: “Investigation of the Distributions, Deviations, and Generalizations in Arabic Plural System"
  • Dissertation Chair: Jeffrey Heath

Chia-Wen Lo

  • Dissertation Title: “Testing low-frequency neural oscillations in sentence understanding"
  • Committee Chair: Jon Brennan
  • Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Max Planck Institute for Human Cognitive and Brain Sciences

Rachel Weissler

  • Dissertation Title: “Leveraging African American English Knowledge: Cognition and Multidialectal Processing”
  • Dissertation Co-Chairs: Jon Brennan and Robin Queen
  • Current Position: Postdoctoral Scholar in Psychology, Linguistics, and Black Studies, University of Oregon

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2020 Linguistics PhD Alumni

Ian Calloway

  • Dissertation Title: "Perceptual Asymmetry and Sound Change: An Articulatory, Acoustic/Perceptual, and Computational Analysis"
  • Dissertation Chair: Pam Beddor
  • Current Position: Natural Language Processing / Deep Learning Engineer for ALEX - Alternative Experts

Jiseung Kim

  • Dissertation Title: "Individual differences in the production and perception of prosodic boundaries in American English"
  • Dissertation Co-Chairs: Pam Beddor and Jelena Krivokapic
  • Current Position: Postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Linguistics, University of Alberta

Emily Sabo

  • Dissertation Title: “Social factors in the production, perception and processing of contact language varieties: Evidence from bilingual corpora, evaluations of perceived nativeness, and real-time processing (EEG) of Spanish-accented English"
  • Dissertation Co-chairs: Marlyse Baptista and Jonathan Brennan
  • Current Position: Content Marketing Linguist, Mango Languages and Spanish Lecturer, University of Tennessee

Kate Sherwood

  • Dissertation Title: "The Prosodic System of Southern Bobo Madare"
  • Dissertation Chair: Jelena Krivokapic