Claire Moore-Cantwell
cmooreca at linguist dot umass dot edu

Fifth-year PhD student

Department of Linguistics, UMass Amherst


Research interests:


I study how exceptionful or probabilistic generalizations over linguistic objects are learned, and how they are represented in the adult linguistic system. I am especially interested in phonological patterns that exhibit variation across rather than within lexical items (for example, English stress). I am also interested in exploring how probabilistic generalizations are used in production and perception, and how and if they can be updated online.

I am also interested in prosodic structure, both at the level of the word, and of the sentence. I am particularly interested in the process of planning and implementing prosodic structure during sentence production. At the word level, I am interested in modeling prosodic structure in the framework of Harmonic Serialism.

In the Linguistics dept., I work with Joe Pater, and Lyn Frazier. I also spend time in the Phonetics Lab, working with John Kingston. In the Psychology dept., I work with Lisa Sanders in the Neuro-Cognition and Perception lab.


Projects:

2014. Claire Moore-Cantwell and Lisa Sanders. Two types of implicit knowledge of probabilistic phonotactics. Poster presented at the 22nd Manchester Phonology Meeting. (Project page)
2014. Claire Moore-Cantwell and Robert Staubs. Modeling Morphological Subgeneralizations. Proceedings of the 2013 meeting on Phonology. Edited by John Kingston, Claire Moore-Cantwell, Joe Pater and Robert Staubs. Linguistic Society of America, Washington, DC. (Project page)
2013. Syntactic Probability Influences Duration: Production of prosodic boundaries in clefted structures (Most recently:) Paper presented at the Workshop on explicit and implicit prosody in sentence processing, UMass Amherst. 30-31 May (Project page)
2013. Claire Moore-Cantwell, Joe Pater, Robert Staubs, Benjamin Zobel and Lisa Sanders. ERP indices of lab-learned phonotactics. Talk presented April 6th at the Rutgers/UMass/MIT Phonology Workshop (RUMMIT), University of Massachusetts Amherst. (.pdf Slides)
2011. Bruce Hayes and Claire Moore-Cantwell.Gerard Manley Hopkins's sprung rhythm: corpus study and stochatic grammar. Phonology 28:235–282. (Project page)
2011. Over- and Under-generalization in Derivational Morphology. Proceedings of NELS 42. (Project page)
2011. Contexts for Epenthesis in Harmonic Serialism. Paper presented at the 19th Manchester Phonology Meeting. (Project page)
Manuscripts:
2009. Gerard Manley Hopkins' Diacritics: a Corpus-Based Study. ms. UCLA  (PDF)
2008. Samoan Thematic Consonants and the -Cia suffix. ms. UCLA  (PDF)
CV: (here)

Claire
                Moore-Cantwell

    @ Tenaya Lake, new years 2012.
The tree is 1000+ years old and is fossilizing right there in the water!