Eric Baković

Professor and Chair

Eric Baković received his BA in Linguistics from UC Santa Cruz and his PhD in Linguistics from Rutgers University. His main areas of research are in phonological theory and analysis. Phonology is the study of linguistic speech sound patterns and structures, and the relation of these to other aspects of grammar, and phonological theorists are primarily concerned with the development and evaluation of formal devices that adequately describe phonological patterns and structures and that provide maximum explanatory value to particular phonological analyses. Eric has two main, interconnected strands of work within phonological theory. One is concerned with how different types of generalizations about phonological patterns can interact with each other in different ways to produce complex patterns of phonological behavior in different languages. The other is concerned with the in-depth, critical investigation of principles that are posited to underlie phonological knowledge.

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