Katherine (Kati) Hout
University of California, San Diego
I am a Ph. D candidate in Linguistics at UC San Diego. I describe myself as a data-driven theoretical phonologist; I believe that high-quality data from a variety of sources and methodologies is necessary for the development of high-quality theory.
My main research interests are phonology-lexicon and phonology-morphology interactions. My dissertation research focuses on exceptions in phonology from a number of different standpoints:
- Epistemological – what are "exceptions," and how do we identify them?
- Typological – what types of exceptional patterns exist, and in what proportions?
- Theoretical – how should formal theories of phonology handle exceptions?