Aaron Braver

Associate Professor and Director of Linguistics

Texas Tech University

<aaron.braver /æt/ ttu.edu>

Office: ENGL 312C

Lab: ENGL 203

News:

My paper, Modelling incomplete neutralisation with weighted phonetic constraints has come out in Phonology 36(1) [PDF].

About me

I am an Associate Professor and Director of Linguistics at Texas Tech University. My research focuses on phonology and its interfaces with phonetics and morphology, which I investigate from both theoretical and experimental perspectives. My current projects involve modeling incomplete neutralization and bringing laboratory phonology approaches to Bantu morphophonology.

I also direct the Phonetics and Phonology Linguistics Laboratory (PPLL) at Texas Tech.

If you want to know more about me, check out my CV [PDF], research interests, or papers and handouts.

Scripts and tools

A number of scripts and tools for Praat, R, and LATEX that I've developed are available on the resources page.

Personal Background

My not-infrequent use of "hella", fronted vowels, and lack of [ɔ] all betray my Southern California roots—even though I lived on the east coast for nearly a decade. Texans rarely believe it, but I am a native user of y'all.

I completed my Ph.D. in linguistics at Rutgers University in New Jersey, before which I studied linguistics and linguistic anthropology at Brandeis University, just outside of Boston.

I also have some non-linguistic interests.


Crystal Cove, Newport Beach, CA (December, 2006)