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Educational Background

  • University of Michigan, B.A. Linguistics (highest distinction), 1982
  • University of Michigan, M.A.  Linguistics, 1983
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Ph.D. Linguistics, 1987

Academic Positions

Northwestern University, Linguistics

  • 2016-present    Professor

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Department of Linguistics, Department of Computer Science, Beckman Institute for Science and Technology

  • 2016-present   Emerita Professor
  • 2010-2016        Professor
  • 1998-2010        Associate Professor
  • 1990-1998        Assistant Professor
  • 1989-1990        Visiting Research Associate

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Beckman Institute for Advanced Science and Technology

  • 2010-201      Co-Chair of the Biological Intelligence Main Research Theme

Yale University, Department of Linguistics

  • 1987-1989    Instructor


  • 1993-94, Center for Advanced Study Fellow, University of Illinois
  • 1996-97, Humanities Released Time Award, University of Illinois
  • 2002-03, Critical Research Initiative Award, University of Illinois
  • 2004-05, Alumni Discretionary Award, University of Illinois
  • 2014, Research Fellow, Institute for Phonetics and Speech Processing, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich
  • 2017-2018, Mercator Fellow, Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (German Research Foundation)
  • 2017-2018, Distinguished Lecturer, International Speech Communication Association