My primary research interest lies in the interface between phonetics and phonology. Specifically, I am interested in information-theoretic approaches to phonology and how this aspect of phonology influence speech processing. In my current research project, I am looking to whether and how functional load of Cantonese lexical tones might impact their perceived similarity in native and heritage Cantonese speakers.

Besides the p-side of linguistics, I am also working on the syntax and semantics of ʔayʔaǰuθəm, a Coast Salish language. In particular, I am looking into the comparative constructions and the interaction between negation and quantifiers in the language.

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