The Weekly Newsletter of MIT Linguistics

MIT @ AMP2020

The 2020 edition of the Annual Meeting on Phonology (AMP), hosted by the Linguistics Department at the University of California, Santa Cruz, took place virtually on September 18-20, 2020. MIT was well represented by students, faculty, and alumni.

Current MIT-ers:

  • Danfeng Wu (5th year): There is no post-focal de-phrasing in English
  • Fulang Chen (4th year): On the left-/right-branching asymmetry in Mandarin Tone 3 Sandhi
  • Anton Kukhto (3rd year): Munster Irish stress and the problem of mixed defaults
  • Trevor Driscoll (1st year), Chris Golston (California State University Fresno) & Zachary Metzler (California State University Fresno): A foot-based ludling reveals English foot structure
  • Edward Flemming (faculty): Sibilant retraction


  • Juliet Stanton (PhD 2017) gave a plenary talk: Rhythm is gradient: evidence from -ative and -ization
  • Benjamin Storme (PhD 2017): Against the Law of Three Consonants in French: Evidence from judgment data
  • Sam Zukoff (PhD 2017): Huave mobile affixation and the Mirror Alignment Principle
  • Tingyu Huang (University of Hong Kong) & Young Ah Do (PhD 2013): Directionality of disyllabic tone sandhi across Chinese dialects is conditioned by phonetically-grounded structural simplicity
  • Giorgio Magri (PhD 2009): Pulling apart ME and SHG