Eileen Blum

Rutgers University
Linguistics Department
18 Seminary Place New Brunswick, NJ 08901
curriculum vitae


About Me

I am a third year PhD student in the linguistics department at Rutgers University.
I am interested in acoustic phonetics and experimental phonology.

Current Project

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)
  • Blum, Eileen; Stress in Munster Irish; RULing, Rutgers University, 2016 (slides)