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?

Please see my Research or CV for more information on past and current projects.

Contact Me



khout [at] ucsd [dot] com


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