Speech/Tone production


2017. (with Joshua Benn and Rey Castillo García) Word and sentence level prosody in complex tone languages, 91st meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Austin, TX. Sound files going along with the talk can be found here.

2016. (with D.H. Whalen, Christopher Geissler, and Hannah King) Acoustic realization of a distinctive, frequent glottal stop: The Arapaho example, 171st meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Salt Lake City, Utah.

2016. (with Joshua Benn and Rey Castillo García) La fonética del focus en mixteco de Yoloxóchitl, Coloquio de lenguas otomangues y vecinas (COLOV) VII: Juan José Rendón, Oaxaca, Mexico. Los sonidos en la ponencia se encuentra acá.

2014. (with Whalen, D.H.) Vowel production in a spoken Arapaho corpus. Talk presented at the 46th annual Algonquian conference.

2014. (with Amith, J. A. and Castillo-García, R.) Moraic alignment of Mixtec tone: exploring complex timing relations in Oto-Manguean tonal systems. Talk presented at the Workshop on Tonal Dimensions, UMASS, Amherst, June 2014. Sound files going along with the talk can be found here.

2014. Phonetic patterns in Oto-Manguean tonal systems. Plenary talk presented at the Tonal Aspects of Languages Conference (TAL), May 2014, Nijmegen, the Netherlands. Sound files going along with the talk can be found here.

2014. Triqui tonal coarticulation and contrast preservation in tonal phonology. Talk presented at the Workshop on Sound Systems in Mexico and Central America, Yale University, April 2014. Sound files going along with the talk can be found here.

2013. Phonetic patterns in Arapaho vowels (with D.H. Whalen) The 45th Algonquian conference, Ottawa, Canada, 2013. Sound files going along with the talk can be found here.

2012. Phonetic Alignment in Yoloxóchitl Mixtec Tone. Paper presented at the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas, Portland, OR. 2012. Sound files going along with the talk can be found here.

Speech perception


2014. Tone Perception in Rural Mexico: Cultural Expectations and Speech Theory. American Academy for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) Annual Meeting, 2014, Special session on The large cognitive implications of small languages. Sound files going along with the talk can be found here.

2011. Perceptual Cues of Laryngeal Contrasts in Itunyoso Trique. Paper presented at the Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. 2011.

2010. Cross-linguistic perception of Itunyoso Trique tone. Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Annual Meeting, Baltimore, Maryland. 2010.

2008. The Acoustic and Visual Phonetic Basis of Place of Articulation in Excrescent Nasals. (with Keith Johnson and Laurel MacKenzie), 2008, Linguistic Society of America (LSA) Annual Meeting, Chicago. (The powerpoint presentation of this talk is available here).

Fieldwork, computational methods, and historical phonology


2015. ¿Por qué nos importan los tonos otomangues? Ponencia plenaria, CILLA VII, October 2015. Los sonidos que pertenecen a la ponencia se encuentra acá.

2015. (with D.H. Whalen and H. Nam) Labor-saving use of “forced alignment” for two endangered languages, 89th Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, OR.

2014. The Sounds of Triqui: quantitative approaches to language description and its ramifications for historical change. Talk presented at the University of Albany (SUNY), November 2014. Sound files going along with the talk can be found here.

2013. Automatic Alignment in Yoloxóchitl Mixtec Documentation Corpora . Talk presented at the special session Multimedia Linguistic Documentation and Analysis cosponsored by the Linguistic Society of America and the Society for the Study of the Indigenous Languages of the Americas, 2013, Boston, MA.

2012. Assessing agreement level between forced alignment models with data from endangered language documentation corpora. Talk presented at INTERSPEECH, 2012, Portland, OR.

2012. Fieldwork and tone in Mexico. Workshop presented to the Endangered Language Initiative, CUNY Graduate School. Sound files going along with the talk can be found here.

2012. La fonética de los tonos y del acento en Ixcateco. Ponencia presentada en la 5a Coloquio sobre lenguas otomangues y vecinas (COLOV), Oaxaca, Mexico. 2012. Se encuentra los archivos de sonidos que pertenece a la ponencia acá

2011. Laryngeal Timing in Ixcatec Consonants. 19th Manchester Phonology Meeting, Manchester, England. 2011.

2009. Consonant Length in Monosyllables: Typology, Diachrony, and Phonetics. Paper presented at the conference Monosyllables: From Typology to Phonology, Bremen, Germany. 2009.

2006. Pre-Stopped Nasals in Trique , 2006, paper presented at Endangered Languages, Endangered Sounds: Laboratory, Field, and Phonetic Universals (In Honor of Ian Maddieson), Berkeley, CA.