Department of Linguistics / Center for Cognitive Science
PhD., University of Colorado at Boulder, 1995
Office: Room 109, 18 Seminary Place, CAC
E-mail: <my_last_name> <at> rutgers <dot> edu
Office Hours for Spring 2017: Tuesdays 2:30 - 3:30 pm, or by appt.
My research focuses on human language learning, primarily in phonology. My main focus for the last several years has been the learning of phonological underlying forms.
My new (Dec. 2013) book is half phonological theory and half learnability: Output-Driven Phonology, Cambridge University Press.
Tesar, Bruce. 2016. Phonological Learning with Output-Driven Maps Language Acquisition, DOI: 10.1080/10489223.2016.1223079.
Tesar, Bruce. 2014. When worst is best: Grammar construction in phonological learning. In The Proceedings of NELS 43.
Houghton, Paula. 2014. Switch Languages: Theoretical Consequence and Empirical Reality. Doctoral Dissertation, Rutgers University, New Brunswick. 247 pages.
Tesar, Bruce. Phonological learning with output-driven maps. Talk, Eighth North American Phonology Conference (NAPhC8), Concordia University, May 9, 2014.
Tesar, Bruce. Output-driven maps in phonology. Talk at WOPiG, Oct. 3, 2013.
Akers, Crystal. 2012. Commitment-Based Learning of Hidden Linguistic Structures. Doctoral Dissertation, Rutgers University, New Brunswick. 446 pages.