Jeremy Perkins

jperkins at u-aizu dot ac dot jp


I am a senior associate professor in the Center for Language Research at the University of Aizu. I am primarily interested in tone, phonation and consonant-tone interaction. I completed my dissertation at Rutgers University in October, 2013. My dissertation includes experimental work investigating laryngealization in consonants of Thai. In addition, I ran a perception experiment showing that the consonant-tone restrictions are productive in native Thai speakers' judgments. I have also conducted field work on two dialects of Zhuang with the aim of investigating these tone systems. More recently, I have investigated effects of laryngealization in Thai and Korean using machine learning along with traditional phonetic analysis. I am interested in strategies when speakers face f0 cue conflicts between laryngeal consonant features and tonal features, which arises in tonal and pitch accent languages that have contrastive consonantal laryngeal features. My other interests include investigating the articulatory phonetics of tone and phonation as well as Optimality Theory in both phonology and the phonology-syntax interface.

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Center for Language Research
University of Aizu
Aizu-Wakamatsu, Japan
Phone: +81 (0)242-37-2590


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  • About me

    I grew up in Vancouver, BC and possibly as a result of growing up surrounded by so much natural beauty, I love all forms of outdoor recreation, especially hiking. I also enjoy playing soccer and have always followed along with the highs and lows of the hockey team I grew up watching, the Vancouver Canucks.