I am a professor at Brigham Young University where I teach Linguistics.
Introduction to Linguistics (201)
Linguistic Tools 240
Phonological and morphological theory.
Spanish language and linguistics.
Psycholinguistics, in particular, the role of phonology and morphology in language production and storage (the mental lexicon).
An Experimental Approach to Ambisyllabicity in English, (coauthored with Dirk Elzinga)
The Influence of Experimental Method on English Syllabification (coauthored with Ross J. Cairns).
Syllabification of American English: Evidence from a Large-scale Experiment Part I, (coauthored with Rebecca Treiman and Dirk Elzinga). Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, 20. 45-67, 2013.
Syllabification of American English: Evidence from a Large-scale Experiment Part II, (coauthored with Rebecca Treiman and Dirk Elzinga). Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, 20, 75-93, 2013.
Where are the Mountains in Utah, (coauthored with Matthew Savage). American Speech 87. 336-349, 2012.
Morphophonological Alternations. Handbook of Hispanic Linguistics, edited by José Ignacio Hualde, Antxon Olarrea, and Erin O'Rourke, 193-208. Cambridge, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, 2012.
Variation in the Use of Deber and Deber de in Written and Oral Materials from Spain and Latin America, (coauthored with Carmen Silva Corvalán). Spanish in Context 8. 257-271, 2011.
What are the contextual variants of /b d g/ in colloquial Spanish? Probus 23. 1-19, 2011.
Argument Constructions and Language Processing: Evidence from a Priming Experiment and Pedagogical Implications, (coauthored with Francisco Ruiz de Mendoza). Fostering Language Teaching Efficiency Through Cognitive Linguistics, Edited by Sabine de Knop, Frank Boers, and Antoon de Rycher, 213-238.Berlin: De Gruyter Mouton, 2010.
American English has Got a Lot of Glottal Stops, (coauthored with Caitlin Channer), American Speech, 85. 338-351, 2010.
A Computational Analysis of Navajo Verb Stems, (coauthored with Jordan Lachler), Experimental and Empirical Methods in Cognitive/Functional Research, edited by Sally Rice and John Newman, 143-161. Stanford, CA: CSLI, 2010.
A Comparison of Two Tools for Analyzing Linguistic Data: Logistic Regression and Decision Trees, Italian Journal of Linguistics 22. 265-286, 2010.
T-glottalization in American English, (coauthored with Michael Taylor), American Speech 84. 298-314, 2009.
Quantitative and Experimental Linguistics, editor. Munchen: Lincom, 2009.
Dialect recognition: The Effects of Region of Origin and Amount of Experience, (coauthored with Wendy Baker and Lyndsey Nay), American Speech, 2009, 84.48-71.
Linguistic Processing is Exemplar-based, Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 2.420-433, 2009.
Spanish Verbal Inflection: A Single- or Dual-route System?, Linguistics 47.173-199, 2009.
Linguistics and the Scientific Method, Southwest Journal of Linguistics 27.1-16, 2008.
The Phonetic Context of Flapping in American English: Quantitative Evidence, (coauthored with Dirk Elzinga), Language and Speech 51.245-266, 2008.
El Abundante Agua: Hermaphroditic Spanish Nouns, (coauthored with José Ignacio Hualde), Studies in Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics 1.5-31, 2008.
Flapping and Other Variants of /t/ in American English: Allophonic Distribution without Constraints, Rules, or Abstractions, Cognitive Linguistics 18.23-46, 2007.
Analogical Modeling: An Update, (coauthored with Deryle Lonsdale), Proceedings of the European Summer School on Logic, Language, and Information, 2007.
Paradigm Uniformity and Analogy: The Capitalistic versus Militaristic Debate, International Journal of English Studies 6.1-18, 2006..
A Usage-based Approach to Spanish Verbs of Becoming, (coauthored with Joan Bybee), Language 82.323-354, 2006.
Look Ma, No Rules: Applying Skousen's Analogical Approach to Spanish Nominals in -ion, In Phonology, Morphology, and the Empirical Imperative: Papers in Honour of Bruce L. Derwing, ed. By Grace E. Wieve et al., 2006, 371-407. Taipei City, Crane Publishing.
Negative Prestige and Sound Change: A Sociolinguistic Study of the Assibilation of /r/ in Piripiri Portuguese, (coauthored with Michael Taylor.) Selected Proceedings of the 9th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium edited by Nuria Sagarra and Almeida Jacqueline Toribio, 320-325. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla, 2006.
Selected Proceedings of the 7th Hispanic Linguistics Symposium, editor. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla, 2005.
Selected Proceedings of the 6th Conference on the Acquisition of Spanish and Portuguese as First and Second Languages, editor. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla, 2005.
Spanish Phonology and Morphology: Experimental and Quantitative Perspectives. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2004.
Review of Spanish Phonology and Morphology: Experimental and Quantitative Perspectives, Linguist List 16.1457 by Matthew Carlson, 2005.
Review of Spanish Phonology and Morphology: Experimental and Quantitative Perspectives, Lingua 117.1821-1825 by Frank Nuessel, 2007.
Review of Spanish Phonology and Morphology: Experimental and Quantitative Perspectives, Revista Internacional de Lingüística Iberoamericana 4.202-205 Gema Mazón Gutiérrez, 2006.
Review of Spanish Phonology and Morphology: Experimental and Quantitative Perspectives, Language 83.435-438, by José Ignacio Hualde.
Review of Spanish Phonology and Morphology: Experimental and Quantitative Perspectives, Journal of Quantitative Linguistics 14. 95-99, 2007 by Michael Cysouw.
A Computational Approach to Resolving Certain Issues in Spanish Stress Placement, Laboratory Approaches to Spanish Phonology, ed. by Timothy Face, 2004, 95-115. Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter.
Issues in modeling language processing analogically, Lingua, 2003, 114.849-871.
Are plurals derived or stored?(Coauthored with Patricia Lestrade), Structure, meaning, and acquisition in Spanish, ed. by James. F. Lee, Kimberly L. Geeslin, and J. Clancy Clements, 2002, 269-284. Somerville, MA: Cascadilla Press.
Spanish gender assignment in an analogical framework, Journal of Quantitative Lingusitics, 2002, 9.49-75.
A Comparison of two Analogical Models: Tilburg Memory-based Learner versus Analogical Modeling, In Analogical Modeling ed. By Royal Skousen, Deryle Lonsdale, and Dilworth B. Parkinson, 2002, 141-154. Amsterdam: John Benjamins
Disambiguating Spanish Change of State Verbs, Hispania, 2002, 85.900-908.
A Usage-based Simulation of Spanish S-weakening, Journal of Italian Linguistics, 2001, 13.191-209.
Pasar y Sentaros: Accounting for the Alternative Vosotros Imperative, Círculo de lingüística aplicada a la comunicación, 2002, 12.
On 'becoming' in Spanish: A corpus analysis of verbs expressing change of state, Southwest Journal of Linguistics, 2002, 18.23-46.
Dissociation in Italian conjugations: A single-route account, Brain and Language, 2002, 81.291-302
Spanish Epenthesis: Formal and Performance Perspectives, Studies in the Linguistic Sciences, , 2001, 31.33-53.
Surface analogy and spelling rules in English vowel alternations, Southwest Journal of Linguistics, 2001, 20. 85-105.
Spanish diminutive formation without rules or constraints, Linguistics, 2002, 40.395-419.
Why Quantitative?, Linguistics, 2002, 40.209-216.
Spanish stress assignment within the Analogical Modeling of Language, Language, 2000, 76.92-109.
Analogy and the dual-route model of morphology, Lingua, 2000, 110.281-298.
Spanish diphthongization as a non-derivational phenomenon, Rivista di Linguistica, 1998, 10.335-354.
The role of experiments in phonological investigation, Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, 1999, 6.14-28.
Diphthongization in Spanish Derivational Morphology: An Empirical Investigation, Hispanic Linguistics, 1996, 8.1-35.
The Psychological Status of Phonological Analyses, Linguistica, 1996, 31.17-37.
The Psychological Relevance of Phonological Generalizations in Spanish: An Experiment, Hispania, 78.875-884, 1995.
Psychological Validity of Phonological Generalizations: A Priming Experiment in Spanish, Journal of Quantitative Linguistics, 1994, 1.132-143.
Word-medial Epenthesis in Spanish: A Lexical Phonological Approach, Southwest Journal of Linguistics, 1992, 11.14-28.
Distancing as a Causal Factor in the Development of /Θ/ and /X/ in Spanish, Journal of Hispanic Philology, 14.239-245, 1990.
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