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Research Interests

Phonetics, phonology, language evolution and change, tone and register, language and music, languages of Southeast Asia

Administrative Roles

Programme Director, MSc Phonetics

Research Advisor, Linguistics and English Language


Visiting and Research Positions

Instructor, LSA Linguistic Institute, Chicago, July 2015

Invited Fellow, Center for Advanced Studies, LMU München, May-July 2014

Instructor, LSA Linguistic Institute, Ann Arbor, July 2013

Invited lecturer, Vietnam National University of Social Sciences and Humanities, Hanoi, July-August 2012

Senior Research Fellow, Center for Khmer Studies, Phnom Penh, Cambodia, 2011

Invited Researcher, MICA Center, Hanoi University of Technology, 2008

Invited Contributor, SEALANG Library (http://sealang.net/library)


LEL2B: Acoustic Phonetics and Empirical Methods

LEL2D: Cross Linguistic Variation: Limits and Theories

Phonetics and Laboratory Phonology

Special Topics in Phonetics

Computational Phonology

MSc Introduction to Phonology and Phonetics

Computational Approaches to Sound Change


PhD Linguistics, University of Chicago, 2010
MA Linguistics, University of California-San Diego, 2005
BA Linguistics & Germanic Linguistics, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2000



  • PI Oriental languages and literatures
  • Vietnamese
  • Khmer
  • Thai
  • Phonetics
  • Phonology


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