I received my Ph.D. in Linguistics from Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey in 2016. My fields of interest are Phonology and Optimality Theory (OT). My dissertation is available at ROA 1295

In my dissertation, I argue that OT typologies that model stress are characterized by Families of parallel phonological 'properties' that regulate contrasts along distributional features of stress. Empirically, this analysis unveils significant, pervasive relationships across stress patterns that have not been identified previously. For a condensed version of the argument, see my defense presentation.

This thesis contributes, on the more empirical side of things, to the research program of 'Modern OT'. For an introduction, see Prince (2016 'What is OT' ROA 1513).

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Figure A. Two typologies in systems with 3 constraints 
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