Adam Jardine

Department of Linguistics, Rutgers University
Rm 205A, 18 Seminary Pl, New Brunswick, NJ

Mug shot I'm an Assistant Professor of phonology at the Rutgers Department of Linguistics.

My research focuses on mathematical and computational approaches to phonology, phonological representation, and phonological learning. In particular, I'm interested in how model theory and formal language theory can inform, and be informed by, questions about phonological representation.

Empirically, I'm interested in (among other things) the tone patterns of the world's languages, especially the variation in tone and accent patterns among the Japanese dialects. I also believe strongly in the importance of careful documentation of underdescribed languages, and have done some work on the Land Dayak language Banyaduq (West Borneo, Indonesia).

Recent activities:

  • My work with Nick Danis (Princeton/Rutgers) and Jeff Heinz (Stony Brook) on defining substructures for phonology was presented at NECPhon 2017 and the 2018 LSA meeting. Here are the slides and poster.

Teaching for spring 2018:

  • Honors Introduction to Linguistic Theory (Tu & Th, 2:50-4:10pm, Campbell A1)
  • Phonology II (Mon & Th, 11:30-12:50pm, 18 Seminary Pl Rm 108)

Office hours for spring 2018:

  • Tu 1-2pm, Th 10:30am-11:30pm, and by appointment (18 Seminary Pl, Rm 205A)