Version 2I’m a fourth year PhD student in the Department of Linguistics at NYU. My advisor is Maria Gouskova.

My research focuses on phonology and its interfaces with morphology and phonetics. I’m interested in how morphemes and sounds come to be in their surface positions, and how different modules of the grammar cue exceptional derivational paths.

I do fieldwork in Eastern Indonesia on Uab Meto, an understudied Austronesian language. I contribute to language documentation efforts and pursue theoretical research on metathesis, coalescence, and the syntax-phonology interface. Other recent projects of mine include infixation, Burmese tone, and clitic doubling in Pama-Nyungan.

Prior to coming to NYU, I did my BA in Linguistics at the University of Chicago, where I worked with Karlos Arregi.

Feel free to get in contact with me at mooney@nyu.edu