Department of Linguistics, Rutgers University
18 Seminary Pl, New Brunswick, NJ 08901-1184, USA

Huteng's thinking

I'm Huteng Dai (xu˨˩.tʰəŋ˧˥.tai˥˨), or Dai Huteng 戴虎腾 in Chinese order. I am a computational (psycho-)linguist and theoretical phonologist. My research focuses on understanding how children learn sound patterns from noisy, realistic input. I build interpretable models of phonological learning that are not only mathematically well-defined but also succeed on real-world corpora.

Currently completing my PhD at Rutgers Department of Linguistics, I'm affiliated with Center for Cognitive Science, Computational Linguistics Lab, and UCI Language Processing Group.

Research interests

Theoretical and methodological:
  • Learning
  • Formal Language Theory
  • Representation
  • Information Theory
  • Psycholinguistics
  • Field methods
  • Empirical:
  • Child-directed speech
  • Morphophonology
  • Harmony
  • Turkic languages
  • Tone and prosody
  • East Asian languages
  • Recent activities: