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

Office Hours for Fall 2017: Wednesdays 2:30 - 4:00 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.

Output-Driven Phonology

My new (Dec. 2013) book is half phonological theory and half learnability: Output-Driven Phonology, Cambridge University Press.

Book Cover: Output-Driven Phonology

Recent Activity

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.


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