Abby in 1984 Last updated March 17, 2017. Abby in 2013

I'm a linguist teaching the University of Utah; my research focuses on the phonetic and cognitive underpinnings of phonological patterns. My dissertation investigated the perceptual and articulatory factors that contribute to lenition, particularly intervocalic spirantization. More recently, I've been working on several projects exploring the relationship between broader phonological patterns and the specific words in a language's lexicon.