My research focuses on phonology at its interface with morphology and syntax. Topics include the grammatical use of tone (my dissertation work), the substance of spell-out which mediates between syntax and phonology, the prosodic hierarchy and prosodic subcategorization, paradigm uniformity effects, morphologically-conditioned stress patterns, and clitic alignment. A major component of this research includes careful typological and descriptive work on African languages, especially in Nigeria where I have fieldwork experience. I am currently teaching The Structure and Meaning of Words, and have also taught for classes on phonology, historical linguistics, and linguistics pedagogy.
My office hours are on Tuesdays from 4:30 - 6:00 pm.
Florian Lionnet and I will be presenting our poster “Phantom structure: A representational account of floating tone association” at the 7th Annual Meeting on Phonology (AMP) at Stony Brook from October 11-13, 2019
nrolle [æ] princeton.edu
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