Joe Pater

University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Joe Pater is Professor of Linguistics at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He received his PhD in Linguistics from McGill University in 1997, and was Assistant Professor at the University of Alberta in 1998, before joining the UMass faculty in 2000. He has longstanding interests in phonological theory and language acquisition, and has recently been pursuing the computational study of phonology and learning. His current research focuses on the use of weighted constraints in the modeling of phonological grammar, learning, and historical change.