Research interests

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
  • Optimization-based models: Maximum Entropy Model, Noisy Hamonic Grammar, and Stochastic OT
  • Consonant harmony, especially long-distance harmony related to laryngeal features
  • Tone, especially tone sandhi
  • Prosody
  • Statistical methods
  • Historical Chinese phonology