I'm a second year PhD student at the Rutgers Department of Linguistics.
My name is Huteng Dai (xu˨˩.tʰəŋ˧˥.tai˥˨; or Dai Huteng 戴虎腾
in Chinese order. Fun fact: my name literally means 'tiger is soaring/jumping'
My research interests center on phonology and its interfaces. I am also working on computational linguistics, especially the works by Delaware school. My recent projects investigate phonological gradience, formal language theory, information theory, and machine learning.
I am a member of Rutgers Computational Linguistics Lab, and currently a student organizer of MathLing
and Rutgers Phonology and Phonetics Research Group.
In 2018, I founded the Beijing P-side Group (BJPS) [Chinese Portal].
Broad: Phonology, Phonetics, Typology, Computation
- Phonology and its interfaces, especially phonetics and morphology
- Phonological typology
- Computational linguistics, especially computational phonology
- Phonetics and Laboratory Phonology
- Formal language theory
- Information-theoretic approach to linguistics
- Optimization-based models: Maximum Entropy Model, and Noisy Harmonic Grammar in general
- Consonant harmony, especially laryngeal harmony
- Tone, especially tone sandhi, and Prosody in general
- Historical Chinese phonology
- 2019 Fall: Working on my first Qualifying Paper
"Learning non-local phonotactics: a comparison between
MLE and MaxEnt", co-chaired by
Adam Jardine and Bruce Tesar.
- Jan. 2020, SCiL 2020: Talk
(with Richard Futrell)
"Information-theoretic Characterization of Subregular Hierarchy" in
Workshop on Formal Language Theory in Linguistics. [manuscript][code]
- Jan. 2020, LSA 2020: Poster "Lezgian laryngeal harmony and
gradient symbolic representation"