Michael Hammond

University of Arizona

Michael Hammond is Professor of Linguistics and Department head at the University of Arizona. He received his PhD in Linguistics from UCLA in 1984. He was Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Minnesota in 1983-1984 and Assistant Professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee 1984-1988. He is the author of numerous books and articles. His research interests are broad, including the metrical theory of stress, Optimality Theory, poetic meter, language games, computational linguistics, psycholinguistics, mathematical linguistics, syllable structure, probabilistic phonotactics, English phonology generally and Welsh.