- Danis, Nick. 2017. Phonetics of Yoruba vowel deletion: durational evidence for hidden structure. ACAL 48, Indiana University. March 30-April 2, 2017.
I am a PhD candidate in the Department of Linguistics at Rutgers University. My primary interests are phonology and Optimality Theory, with a focus on African languages.
My current research explores the phonology of complex place, focusing on the local and long-distance processes that are unique to these types of segments. Additionally, I study the relationship of segmental representation to grammatical computation, especially how it relates to the notion of abstract primary place.
Read a brief interview about invented languages for the Audible Range blog here.