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PhD Alumni 2010 - 2014


2013 Linguistics PhD Alumni

Erica Beck

  • Dissertation: The Role of Socio-indexical Information in Regional Accent Discrimination by 5-7 Year Old Children
  • Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Carmel O'Shannessy
  • Current Position/Title: Analyst, Leidos

Tim Chou

  • Dissertation: Phi-Agree, A-movement, and Complementizer-Tense Relations in Chinese
  • Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Samuel Epstein and Acrisio Pires
  • Current Position/Title: Assistant Professor, Department of Foreign Literatures and Linguistics, National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan

David Medeiros

Jon Yip

  • Dissertation: Phonetic effects on the timing of gestural coordination in Modern Greek consonant clusters
  • Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Patrice Beddor
  • Current Position/Title: Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Linguistics, University of Hong Kong


2012 Linguistics PhD Alumni

Terrence Szymanski

  • Dissertation: Morphological Inference from Bitext for Resource-Poor Languages
  • Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Steve Abney
  • Current Position/Title: Data Scientist, Australia and New Zealand Banking Group (ANZ)

Joseph Tyler

  • Dissertation: Discourse Prosody in Production and Perception
  • Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Ezra Keshet
  • Current Position/Title: Conversation Designer, Sensely

Xinting Zhang

  • Dissertation: A Comparison of Cue-Weighting in the Perception of Prosodic Phrase
  • Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Andries W. Coetzee and San Duanmu
  • Current Position/Title: Lecturer of English, Southern University of Science and Technology, China


2011 Linguistics PhD Alumni

Miyeon Ahn

  • Dissertation: Phonetics and Phonology Interplay in Loanword Adaptation: English Alveolar Fricative into Korean
  • Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Andries W. Coetzee
  • Current Position/Title: Assistant Professor, Department of English, Hankyong National University, Korea

Brook Hefright

  • Dissertation: Language Contact as Bilingual Contrast among Bai Language Users in Jianchuan County
  • Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Robin Queen
  • Current Position/Title: Foreign Affairs Officer, U.S. Department of State

Susan Lin

Kevin McGowan

Lauren Marie Squires

  • Dissertation: Sociolinguistic Priming and the Perception of Agreement Variation: Testing Predictions of Exemplar-Theoretic Grammar
  • Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Julie Boland and Robin Queen
  • Current Position/Title: Associate Professor, Department of English, The Ohio State University


2010 Linguistics PhD Alumni

Anna M. Babel

Yu-Fen Hsieh

  • Dissertation: Sentence Processing in Chinese and Chinese-English Bilinguals: Syntax-Semantics Interaction During Syntactic Ambiguity Resolution
  • Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Julie Boland
  • Current Position/Title: Department of Applied Foreign Languages, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology

Konstantia (Dina) Kapetangianni

  • Dissertation: The Minimalist Syntax of Control in Greek
  • Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Samuel D. Epstein and Acrisio Pires
  • Current Position/Title: Lecturer, Department of Linguistics, University of North Texas

Miki Obata

  • Dissertation: Root, Successive-Cyclic and Feature-Splitting Internal Merge: Implications for Feature-Inheritance and Transfer
  • Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Samuel D. Epstein and Noam Chomsky
  • Current Position/Title: Associate Professor, Hosei University

Christopher V. Odato

  • Dissertation: Children's Development of Knowledge and Beliefs about Englishlike(s)
  • Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Deborah Keller-Cohen
  • Current Position/Title: Instructional Consultant, Keene State College, New Hampshire

Sai Samant

  • Dissertation: Arab American Youth and Sound Change in Southeastern Michigan
  • Dissertation Chair or Co-Chairs: Robin Queen
  • Current Position/Title: Software Engineer, Amazon

Damon A. Tutunjian