Areas of specialization
historical linguistics, phonology, tonology, Hmong-Mien, language contact and change in Southeast Asia
B.A., English, Carleton College
M.A.T., English, University of Chicago
Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Chicago
Hmong-Mien Language History. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics, 2010.
Linguistic Fieldwork (edited with Paul Newman). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2001.
Meaningful Tone: a Study of Tonal Morphology in Compounds, Form Classes, and Expressive Phrases in White Hmong. De Kalb, IL: Northern Illinois University Press, 2010 .
"Prefix variation and reconstruction" in Variation and Reconstruction, ed. by T. Cravens, 165-178. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, 2006.
"Timing tonogenesis: evidence from borrowing" in Proceedings of the 28th Annual Meeting of the Berkeley Linguistics Society (2002), ed. by Patrick Chew, 29-41. Berkeley: Berkeley Linguistics Society, 2005.
"Hmong secret languages: themes and variations" in Language Variation: Papers on Variation and Change in the Sinosphere and in the Indosphere in honour of James A. Matisoff, ed. by D. Bradley, et al., 21-33. Canberra: Pacific Linguistics, 2003.
"Phonation types in the production of phonological tone: the case of Green Mong" (with Jean Andruski). Journal of the International Phonetic Association 30:37-61, 2000.
Publications Available for Order
Hmong-Mien Language History