UCLA International Institute
Asia Pacific Center

Advancing collaborative, interdisciplinary research on Asia worldwide

Kie Zuraw
Associate Professor of Linguistics
Department: Linguistics
3125 Campbell Hall
Address2: Box 951543
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1543
Phone: 310-710-0401
Email: kie@ucla.edu
Keywords: Asia, Southeast Asia, Philippines, Linguistics

Current projects/interests in phonology

  • Exceptionality in phonology: learnability, representation, and processing
  • Variable/gradient/stochastic constraint ranking
  • Assimilation of new words into the lexicon; phonological selection of new words
  • Computational models of the speech community
  • Tagalog (and other) loanword phonology; language change through contact
  • Tagalog phonology in general
  • Reduplication
  • Nasal substitution in Austronesian languages