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Erin
Olson
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I'm a fifth-year graduate student, pursuing a Ph.D. assessing the predictions of Maximum Entropy grammars with respect to substantive phonological biases. My interests include computational phonology, the influence of phonetics on phonology, phonological typology, and language documentation.

Publications

Sara Mackenzie, Erin Olson, Meghan Clayards & Michael Wagner. 2018. North American /l/ both darkens and lightens depending on morphological constituency and segmental context. In Laboratory Phonology, 9(1). 13. http://doi.org/10.5334/labphon.104

Erin Olson. 2016. Describing the Stress System of Listuguj Mi'gmaq. In Papers of the Forty-Forth Algonquian Conference, ed. Monica Macaulay, Margaret Noodin & J. Randolph Valentine. SUNY Press.

Manuscripts

Erin Olson. 2018. Pitch accent drives stress placement in Passamaquoddy-Maliseet. Ms. submitted as part of the program's Generals requirement. Comments welcome!

Erin Olson. 2016. Intermediate Markedness. Ms. submitted as part of the program's Generals requirement.

Erin Olson. 2018. Pitch and vowel duration make schwa invisible to Passamaquoddy stress. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting on Phonology (AMP), University of California, San Diego.

Erin Olson. 2016. Intermediate markedness in phonological acquisition. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting on Phonology (AMP), University of Southern California, Los Angeles.

Spring 2017. Teaching assistant for 24.962, Advanced Phonology.

Fall 2016. Teaching assistant for 24.961, Introduction to Phonology.

Spring 2016. Teaching assistant for 24.900, Introduction to Linguistics.