Courses 2017-2018

Fall 2017
LIN 824  Phonological Theory I
Tuesdays 3:00 – 5:50

Spring 2018
Sabbatical leave

Linguistics Courses Taught at MSU

Introduction to Linguistics, Introduction to Phonetics and Phonology, Issues in Phonology, Phonological Theory I, Phonological Theory II, Interfaces in Phonology, Non-linear Phonology and Morphology, Topics in Optimality Theory, Phonetically based phonology, Studies in the Chinese Language.

Courses Taught at LSA Summer Institutes

2003: Introduction to Optimality Theory
1997: Modern Chinese Phonology & Phonological Theory

Committee Chair, Ph.D

  • Li Kinnison, Qing (co-chair with Dennis Preston) (sociolinguistics, 2000)
    Good-bye, you or I?: a study of linguistic patterns in American and Chinese leave-taking after dinner
  • Park, Ok-sook (phonology, 2002)
    A gesture-based account of consonant patterns in Korean
  • Iami, Terumi (co-chair with Dennis Preston) (sociolinguistics, 2004)
    Vowel devoicing in Tokyo Japanese
  • Mutsukawa, Masahiko (phonology, 2006)
    Japanese loanword phonology in optimality theory: the nature of inputs and the loandword sublexicon
  • Kwon, Bo-young (second language phonology, 2006)
    Korean speakers’ production of English consonant clusters: articulatory and perceptual accounts
  • Al-Mahmoud, Mahmoud (second language phonetics/phonology, 2011)
    Markedness in the perception of L2 English consonant clusters
  • Wang, Chiung-Yao (co-chair with Cristina Schmitt) (child language phonology, 2011)
    Children’s acquisition of Tone 3 Sandhi in Mandarin
  • Yeh, Chia-Hsin (phonetics/phonology, 2015)
    Speech processing of Hai-lu Hakka falling tones and tone sandhi
  • Shih, Li-Jen (phonology)
  • Huang, Ho-Hsin (phonology)
  • Luo, Qian (co-chair with Karthik Durvasula) (phonetics)
  • Wang, Xiaomei (co-chair with Suzanne Wagner) (sociolinguistics)
  • Uehara, Sayako (co-chair with Karthik Durvasula) (phonetics/phonology)
  • Xu, Chenchen (phonology/phonetics)
  • Ruthan, Mohammed (phonology/phonetics)

Committee Chair, MA Theses

  • Li, Ling (sociolinguistics, 1991)
    Language variation and change in Mandarin: the mainland Chinese speech community in the United State
  • Sugimoto, Takayo (phonology, 1992)
    A constraint-based approach to Russian voicing assimilation
  • Mutsukawa, Masahiko (phonology, 2002)
    The realization of (r) in English-based loanwords in Japanese: an optimality-theoretic analysis
  • Shih, Li-jen (phonology, 2004)
    Consonantal and syllabic adaptations in English loanwords in Mandarin

Committee Chair, MA

Lee, Jongseok (phonology, 1994); Jung, Wonchol (phonology, 1994);
Hsieh, Chin-kuei (phonology,1995); Yang, Li-Chu (phonology, 1995);
Huang, Tsui-chin (phonology, 2000); Nadachi, Eriko (phonology, 2007);
Meng, Yuanliang (phonology, 2007); Frazer, Andrew (phonology, 2007);
Yeh, Chia-Hsin (phonology, 2007); Rohlfs, Dorothea (phonology, 2008);
Huang, Yi-Jen (phonology, 2008); Yang, Yi-Hui (phonology, 2010);
Zhang, Zhiyan (phonology, 2010); Singh, Vishwajeet (phonology, 2010);
Lu, Raymond Chi-Jui (phonology, 2011); Luo, Qian (phonology, 2012);
Edgington, Kenneth (phonology, 2012); Xu, Chenchen (phonology, 2014).