I am a 3rd year graduate student in the Department of Linguistics at UMass Amherst.
I am mostly interested in phonology (theoretical and experimental) and phonological/phonetic psycholinguistics.
Out of many possible aspects of exploring the sounds of languages, I am mostly interested in prosody. Sofar I have worked on the word level stress systems of Russian, Hebrew and English. Later I have also developed an interest in the interface of prosody with syntax and right now I am exploring the sentence-scope prosody of English, and also about to enter the exciting world of Bantu sentence level tone phenomena.
y f a i n l e i [at] l i n g u i s t [dot] u m a s s [dot] e d u
Department of Linguistics
226 South College
University of Massachusetts
150 Hicks Way
Amherst, MA 01003