Claire Moore-Cantwell
clairemoorecantwell at gmail dot com
CV: (pdf)

Postdoctoral Fellow - SFU Phono Lab
Sessional Instructor - UBC

github.com/clairemoorecantwell

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). In patterns like these, competent speakers must learn both the general pattern, and the behavior of individual words.

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.

Claire
                Moore-Cantwell




In Progress/Current:
The Gradient Lexicon and Phonology Learner (GLaPL). ( Project page )
Weight and final vowels in the English stress system. ( Project page )
with Brian W. Smith. Not more support for more-support. (Project page coming soon)
with Lisa Sanders, Joe Pater, Robert Staubs and Benjamin Zobel. Event-related potential evidence of abstract phonological learning in the laboratory. ( Project page )
Complete:
2018. with Lisa Sanders. Effects of probabilistic phonology on the perception of words and nonwords ( Project page )
2017. with Brian W. Smith. Emergent idiosyncracy in English comparatives. ( Project page )
2017. with Stephanie Shih. Learning Lexical Specificity. Special Session at the LSA annual meeting in Austin, TX. (Slides from the talks)
2016. with Joe Pater. Gradient Exceptionality in Maximum Entropy Grammar with Lexically Specific Constraints. ( Project page )
2016. Contexts for epenthesis in Harmonic Serialism. ( Project page )
2016. The representation of probabilistic phonological patterns: Neurological, behavioral, and computational evidence from the English stress system. Doctoral dissertation, University of Massachusetts Amherst. ( full text )
2015. The phonological grammar is probabilistic: New evidence pitting abstract representation against analogy. ( Project page )
2014. with Robert Staubs. Modeling morphological subgeneralizations. ( Project page )
2013. Syntactic probability influences duration: Production of prosodic boundaries in clefted structures ( Project page )
2011. with Bruce Hayes Gerard Manley Hopkins's sprung rhythm: corpus study and stochastic grammar. ( Project page )
2011. Over- and Under-generalization in derivational morphology. ( Project page )
submitted. Moore-Cantwell, Claire. Weight and final vowels in the English stress system.
submitted. Moore-Cantwell, Claire, Joe Pater, Lisa Sanders, Robert Staubs, and Benjamin Zobel. Event-related potential evidence of abstract phonological learning in the laboratory.
2018. Moore-Cantwell, Claire and Lisa Sanders. Effects of probabilistic phonology on the perception of words and nonwords. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience 33(2):148-164
2017. Smith, Brian W., and Claire Moore-Cantwell. Emergent idiosyncrasy in English comparatives. In Andrew Lamont and Katie Tetzloff, eds., NELS 47: Proceedings of the 47th meeting of the North East linguistic Society. Amherst: Graduate Linguistic Student Association. pp. 127-140
2016. Moore-Cantwell, Claire and Joe Pater. Gradient exceptionality in Maximum Entropy Grammar with lexically specific constraints. Catalan Journal of Linguistics 15:53-66.
2016. Moore-Cantwell, Claire. Contexts for epenthesis in Harmonic Serialism. In John McCarthy and Joe Pater, eds. Harmonic Grammar and Harmonic Serialism (pp. 236-260). London: Equinox Press
2014. Moore-Cantwell, Claire and Robert Staubs. Modeling morphological subgeneralizations. In John Kingston, Claire Moore-Cantwell, Joe Pater, and Robert Staubs, eds., Proceedings of the 2013 meeting on Phonology. Linguistic Society of America, Washington, DC.
2013. Moore-Cantwell, Claire. Syntactic probability influences duration. In Proceedings of Meetings on Acoustics, Proceedings from the joint meeting of the 21st International Congress on Acoustics and the 165th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. 19:060206
2013. Moore-Cantwell, Claire. Over- and under- generalization in derivational morphology. In Stefan Keine and Shayne Sloggett, eds., NELS 42: Proceedings of the 42nd meeting of the North East Linguistic Society. Amherst: Graduate Linguistic Student Association. pp. 41-54
2011. Hayes, Bruce and Claire Moore-Cantwell. Gerard Manley Hopkins' sprung rhythm: Corpus study and stochastic grammar. Phonology 28:235-282
(Some syllabi are publicly available. Please contact me if you would like additional materials.)
Sign Language Phonology - Undergraduate Seminar
Simon Fraser University. Summer, 2019
(Syllabus not available yet)
Introduction to Studies in Second Language Acquisition
UBC. Term 2, 2019
(Syllabus not available yet)
Language Acquisition
UBC. Term 1, 2018
Syllabus
Linguistics and Cognitive Neuroscience - Co-instructed with
University of Connecticut. Spring, 2017
The Science of Linguistics (Honors) - Very similar to a previous version by
University of Connecticut. Fall, 2016
Syllabus
Cognitive Science of Language
Yale. Spring, 2016
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Phonological Theory - Graduate course. Very similar to a previous version by
Yale. Spring, 2016
Syllabus
Models of Phonological Variation - Graduate Seminar.
Yale. Fall, 2015
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Language and Computation - Very similar to a previous version by
Yale. Fall, 2015
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Recent talks

Slides from the 27th Manchester Phonology Meeting (mfm)
Slides from the first Princeton Phonology Forum

Question asking at conferences:


I maintain a spreadsheet keeping track of who asks questions at various conferences. The focus of this project is to better understand the disparity between questions from men and questions from women at linguistics conferences. (See my reports from AMP 2016 and AMP 2017 for more).

Anyone is encouraged to contribute data to the spreadsheet, or analyze and discuss data presented there.

Go to the spreadsheet