Department of Linguistics / Center for Cognitive Science
PhD., University of Colorado at Boulder, 1995
Office: Room 302, 18 Seminary Place, CAC
E-mail: <my_last_name> <at> rutgers <dot> edu
Phone, Linguistics Dept: 732-932-7289
Office Hours for Fall 2013: Mondays 2:30-3:30 pm, or by appt.
My research focuses on human language learning, primarily in phonology. My primary obsession for the last several years has been the learning of phonological underlying forms.
My new (beginning of 2014) book is half phonological theory and half learnability: Output-Driven Phonology, Cambridge University Press.
Tesar, Bruce. Output-driven maps in phonology. Talk at WOPiG, Oct. 3, 2013.
Tesar, Bruce. When worst is best: Grammar construction in phonological learning. In The Proceedings of NELS 43.
Akers, Crystal. 2012. Commitment-Based Learning of Hidden Linguistic Structures. Doctoral Dissertation, Rutgers University, New Brunswick. 446 pages.
Tesar, Bruce. 2012. Learning Phonological Grammars for Output-Driven Maps. In The Proceedings of NELS 39.
Tesar, Bruce. Expressing (most of) Phonotactic Knowledge as Contrast. Talk at NECPhon5, Oct. 15, 2011.