I have been focusing on morphology and phonology. My more recent work is strongly computational and quantitative, with projects on the unsupervised learning of linguistic structure as well as language variation and change from individual-difference perspectives.
At a more general level, my work is geared towards answering the following questions:
- What amounts to a linguistic analysis?
- What does it mean for an analysis to be the best for some given data?
- What and how much do we assume when coming up with an analysis, and why (not)?
I am constantly struck by how little we explicitly say about the questions posed above, due in part to my diverse background of linguistic training in terms of geography, subfields, and schools of thought.
This year, I am coordinating the Workshop on Language, Cognition, and Computation.
Office hours (Fall 2013): Tuesday and Thursday 11:30am-12:30pm
Office: Phonology Lab (Landahl Center, basement of Social Sciences)
Department of Linguistics
University of Chicago
1010 E 59th Street
Chicago, IL 60637
jsllee at uchicago dot edu