I am a third-year PhD student of Linguistics at New York University and my main interests are phonology, phonetics and their interactions. I am currently working on the role of phonetic and phonological information (i.e. phonological activity and phonetic naturalness) in featural representations.

I also work on topics of phonotactic exceptionality, and contrasts over time—their maintenance, merger, functional load, and perceivability. I approach these questions via computational simulations and phonetic experimentation, mostly through phenomena in Hungarian and English. Before coming to NYU, I earned a BA in English Studies and an MA in Theoretical Linguistics at Eötvös Loránd University in Budapest, Hungary.

Ildikó Emese Szabó
NYU Department of Linguistics
10 Washington Place,
New York, NY 10003