Sarah Babinski

PhD Candidate, Yale University


I am a fourth year PhD Candidate at Yale University working on stress/prosody, the phonetics-phonology interface, and language change. I focus on languages of Australia (Pama-Nyungan and otherwise), as well as (primarily eastern) Algonquian languages. My work makes use of endangered language archival materials for phonetic analyses, in particular the study of word-level prosody (stress). My dissertation (in progress) attempts to answer the question "how does stress change?" and consists of a large-scale comparative study of the acoustic correlates of languages in Australia.