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Distance learning, competency analysis, information system architecture, phonological theory, Tibeto-Burman and Tai linguistics, computer typography for non-Roman scripts of Southeast Asia
Field research experience
Field research on Central Karen languages, Mae Hong Son Province, Thailand (under the auspices of the National Research Council of Thailand) (1991-1992)
1995. Metrical foot structure in Thai and Kayah Li: optimality–theoretic studies in the prosody of two Southeast Asian languages. Ph.D. dissertation in Linguistics, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Ann Arbor: University Microfilms International.
2005. Reanalyzing Thai glottal codas: probability, perception, and displaced contrast. SIL Electronic Working Papers 2005-012. Dallas: SIL International. http://www.sil.org/resources/archives/7821 (accessed 06-Feb-2013).
1995. Iambicity in Thai. Studies in the Linguistic Sciences 24.2 (Proceedings of the Fifth Annual Meeting of the Formal Linguistics Society of the Midwest).
1987. Consonant merger in Navajo: an underspecified analysis. Studies in the Linguistic Sciences, 17.2:1–20.
Papers Delivered to Conferences and Symposia
1999. The status of predictable glottal codas in Thai. Paper presented to the 32nd International confrence on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Lingustics, Urbana, Illinois, October 28–31, 1999.
1999. Glottal ‘epenthesis’ in Thai is a perceptually-motivated displaced contrast. Poster presentation to the Satellite Meeting of the 14th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences on “The Role Of Perceptual Phenomena In Phonological Theory”, San Francisco, July 30, 1999
1994. Towards an optimality-theoretic account of Burmese sandhi effects (co-author: F. K. Lehman (F.K.L. Chit Hlaing)). Paper presented to the 4th Annual Meeting of the Southeast Asian Linguistics Society, Bangkok and Chiang Mai, Thailand, May 22–27.
1994. Iambicity in Thai. Paper presented to the 5th Annual Meeting of the Formal Linguistics Society of the Midwest, Urbana, Illinois, May 20–22.
1991. Two Kayah dialects: a comparison of Dɔ Tə Ma and Dɔ Shò Pía dialects with Western and Eastern Kayah. Paper presented to the 23rd International Conference on Sino-Tibetan Languages and Linguistics, Bangkok, October 7–11.