• Danis, Nick. 2017. Complex Place and Place Identity. PhD dissertation, Rutgers University. Committee: Akin Akinlabi (chair), Paul de Lacy, Bruce Tesar, Alan Prince, Jaye Padgett. lingbuzz.



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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.

I am currently affiliated with Rutgers University (visiting student) and Princeton University (lecturer).

Read a brief interview about invented languages for the Audible Range blog here.