I am a third year PhD student in the linguistics department at Rutgers University.
I am interested in acoustic phonetics and experimental phonology.
I am currently finishing my first qualifying paper, which investigates the acoustics of stress in Munster Irish, specifically with regards to syllables containing the vowel-consonant sequence [ax]. I am analyzing acoustic data to provide new evidence for metrical theories that have been proposed to account for this dialect's unique stress pattern.
QP committee: Paul de Lacy -chair, Akinbiyi Akinlabi, Adam Jardine, Joseph Casillas -Spanish/Portugese Department
Nick Danis, Eileen Blum, Luca Iacoponi, Hazel Mitchley, & Adam Jardine; A computational method for evaluating theories of phonological representation; Chicago Linguistic Society, University of Chicago, May 25-27, 2017 (slides)
Blum, Eileen; The acoustics of stressed velar fricatives in Munster Irish; RULing, Rutgers University, May 5, 2017 (slides)