Bruce Tesar

Department of Linguistics / Center for Cognitive Science
PhD., University of Colorado at Boulder, 1995

Office: Room 203, 18 Seminary Place, CAC
E-mail: <my_last_name> <at> rutgers <dot> edu
Phone: 848-932-0481

I am on sabbatical leave for all of the 2018-19 academic year. I will be away from my office most or all of that time. If you need to reach me, send me e-mail.

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.

Output-Driven Phonology

This book, which appeared in 2014, is half phonological theory and half learnability: Output-Driven Phonology, Cambridge University Press.

Book Cover: Output-Driven Phonology

Recent Activity

DelBusso, Natalie. 2018. Typological Structure and Properties of Property Theory. Doctoral Dissertation, Rutgers University, New Brunswick. 181 pages.

Tesar, Bruce. 2016. Phonological Learning with Output-Driven Maps Language Acquisition, DOI: 10.1080/10489223.2016.1223079.

Tesar, Bruce. 2015. Contrast in the Time of ODP. Talk, RULing X, Rutgers University. May 3, 2015.

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.

Akers, Crystal. 2012. Commitment-Based Learning of Hidden Linguistic Structures. Doctoral Dissertation, Rutgers University, New Brunswick. 446 pages.


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