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