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Major: Philosophy Minor: History
Area: Philosophy Concentration:
Philosophy of Language, Logic
Thesis title: "Tarski's Logical
Concept of Truth in Natural Languages"
Area: German Minor: Linguistics
Thesis title: "Consonantal Processes in
Study Abroad: Universitaet
Oberstufen Kolleg (1995)
Area: German (Linguistics)
Dissertation title: "Phonotactics in German
and Dutch Phonology"
German Language Instruction
German 101 Fall 1996
German 101 Spring 1997
German 102 Spring 2000
English Language Instruction
Wust Summer School for English (Germany),
[forthcoming July/August, 2000]
[=Journal of Germanic Linguistics,
Cambridge University Press]
- Translator for Heinz-Nixdorf Institute for Computer and
Electrical Engineering (various freelance work) 1995
- Copy-editor for German in Review and Die
Deutschen (Harcourt-Brace Publishers/Impressions) 1999
- 2000. Optimality Theory and Natural Morphology: An
Analysis of German Plural Formation. Folia
with Diana Elgersma.
- 1999. Lenition in Hessian: cluster reduction and
'subtractive plurals'. Yearbook of
Morphology (1998) with David Holsinger.
- "The Morphology of Greek loan words into
Gothic." [forthcoming] ZASPIL
1999-2000 (ZAS Publications in Linguistics).
- "Three Consonantal Processes in German."
Germanic Linguistics Occasional Papers (1), UW-Madison.
- 1999. Achim Kopp. The Phonology of
Pennsylvania English as Evidence of Language Maintenance
and Shift. London: Associated University Presses.
[review in Monatshefte 91.2]
- 1998. Krisztina Polgardi. Vowel Harmony.
An account in terms of Government and Optimality. The
Hague: HIL Publications in Linguistics
[notice in Diachronica]
- "Final Fortion and related consonantal processes in
Declarative Phonology"(1999) Conference on
Distinctive Feature Theory (ZAS-Berlin)
- "A declarative analysis of three consonantal
processes in German" (1999) Germanic Linguistics
Annual Conference V (University of Texas-Austin).
- "The morphology of Gothic loan words" (1998)
Germanic Linguistics Annual Conference IV (Ohio State
University) [with Meredith Hassall)
- "Umlaut and plurality in Modern Standard
German" (1997) Germanic Linguistics Annual
Conference III(UCLA) [with Diana Elgesma]
- "Hessian Subtractive Plurals Revisited" (1996)
Mid-Continental Workshop in Phonology (University of
Illinois-Urbana) [with David Holsinger]
- "The Amish community of Sugar Grove: 17th Century
Germans in 21st Century Wisconsin." Wust Summer
Lecture Series (Germany).
- "Phonotactics and allomorphy in a Declarative
Phonology" (1999) Humboldt Universitaet/Universitaet
Potsdam--Graduierten Kolleg (Germany).
- "Morphophonemics of German (1999) The
Rule-Constraint-Representation Confluence, Linguistics
- TAA Union Steward, Fall 1998.
- Graduate Student Representative to Dutch Program
- Working group for Graduate Program Committee 1998.
- German Day staff volunteer 1999.
- Rhys W. Hayes History Scholarship, 1991.
- Distinguished Achievement Award (Philosophy), 1992.
- Phi Eta Sigma Undergrauate Honor Society, 1991-1992.
- Delta Phi Alpha German Honor Society, 1995
German (near native, oral and written)
Dutch (fluent, 2 years college, stay in country)
French (good, 1 year college, stay in country)
Spanish (basic, 2 years HS)
Coursework in various others: Old English, Ancient Greek,
Gothic, Old Saxon, Old Norse, Old Frisian