I am a PhD Candidate Linguistics at Stony Brook University.
I received my Masters in TESOL from TeachersCollege, Columbia University and have taught English for more than nine years, in Japan, the US and Canada. I have also taught a Structure of English class to TESOL graduate students.
My main interests in Linguistics are Phonology, Phonetics, Second Language Phonology/Prosody, Second Language Acquisition and Pragmatics.
My dissertation focuses to answer what factors affect L2 influence on L1 phonetic learning (Expected completion in May 2020).
I have also worked on information structure of Japanese ditransitives and how metathesis can be analyzed in Harmonic Serialism.
I am currently involved in NSF funded interdisciplinary research project investigating International Teaching Assistants’ communication with native speakers.