"In theory, there is no difference between theory and
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pertsova AT email.unc.edu
Research areas: morphology, morpho-phonology, linguistic categorization, models of morphological and phonological learning, Mental Lexicon, Russian
- "Phonological concept learning." with Elliott Moreton and Joe Pater DRAFT version submitted to Cognitive Science. (comments are welcome)
- "Asymmetries in priming of verbal and nominal inflectional affixes in Russian." with Sarah VanWagenen (2014). In UCLA Working Papers in Linguistics, no. 18, Carson Schutze and Linnaea Stockall (eds.)
- "Morphological Markedness in an OT-Grammar: zeros and syncretism." (2014). In supplemental proceedings of Phonology 2013, John Kingston, Claire Moore-Cantwell, Joe Pater, and Robert Staubs (eds.), Linguistic Society of America, Washington DC.
- "Pastry phonotactics: Is phonological learning special?" with Elliott Moreton (2013). In proceedings of the 43rd annual meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, CUNY, NY.
- "Linguistic Categorization and Complexity" (2012). In proceedings of the 12th meeting of the Association of Computational Linguistics Special Interest Group on Computational Morphology and Phonology, pp. 72-81.
- "Machine learning of inflection," to appear in the Oxford Handbook of Inflection, M. Baerman (ed.)
- "Grounding systematic syncretism in learning" (2011). Linguistic Inquiry, 42:2
- "Comparing learners for Boolean partitions: implications for morphological paradigms." (2009). In Proceedings of a workshop on Grammatical Inference, EACL 2009
- "Genitive plural allomorphy in Russian" Ms. (e-mail me for a copy)
- "How lexical conservatism can lead to paradigm gaps" (2005). In UCLA Working Papers in Linguistics, no. 11
Dissertation (UCLA, 2007)
SoftwareA learner for morphological paradigms (Type 3 learner)
Classes I teach regularly
- Ling 101 (Introduction to language)
- Ling 527 (Morphology)
- Ling 540 (Mathematical linguistics)
- Ling 562 (Structure of Russian)
- Ling 301 (Language and Computers)
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