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Thomas A. Perry

Associate Professor

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  • Interests: Phonetics and Phonology


  • PhD, Linguistics, Indiana University


Dr. Perry, Department Chair, has held previous appointments at the University of Vienna (1973-74) and the Technical University of Berlin (1974-78). His areas of research are formal models of phonological systems, syllable parsing, timing patterns in speech, and language policy as it relates to endangered minority languages.


This instructor is currently not teaching any courses.