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- PhD, Linguistics, University of Massachusetts Amherst
Dr. Alderete completed his Ph.D. dissertation on the morphological influences on stress and pitch accent systems. He was an NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow at University of British Columbia and NIH Postdoctoral Research Associate at Rutgers University Center for Cognitive Science, where he developed expertise in formal learning theory and primary linguistic description of Athabaskan languages. His main areas of research are phonology, morphology, and their interaction, as well as computational learning algorithms, Optimality Theory, and linguistic documentation of Tahltan, a critically endangered language of Northwestern British Columbia.
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