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Caitlin Smith
Department of Cognitive Science
Johns Hopkins University
Room #237A Krieger Hall
Baltimore, MD 21218-2685

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Education

2018 Ph.D. in Linguistics, University of Southern California
Dissertation: Harmony in Gestural Phonology
Chair: Rachel Walker

2013 M.A. in Linguistics, University of Southern California

2008 B.A. in Linguistics and History, University of California Los Angeles
Departmental Honors, Magna Cum Laude

Academic Positions

May 2019 to present Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University
Department of Cognitive Science

Spring 2019 Lecturer, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Department of Linguistics

Publications

Proctor, Michael, Rachel Walker, Caitlin Smith, Tünde Szalay, Louis Goldstein, Shrikanth Narayanan (2019) Articulatory characterization of English liquid-final rimes. Journal of Phonetics 77.

Lamont, Andrew, Charlie O'Hara, Caitlin Smith (2019) Weakly Deterministic Transformations are Subregular. In Proceedings of the 16th SIGMORPHON Workshop on Computational Research in Phonetics, Phonology, and Morphology.

O'Hara, Charlie, Caitlin Smith (2019) Computational Complexity and Sour-Grapes-Like Patterns. In Supplemental Proceedings of the 2018 Annual Meeting on Phonology.

Smith, Caitlin, Charlie O'Hara (2019) Formal Characterizations of True and False Sour Grapes. In Proceedings of the Society for Computation in Linguistics: Volume 2.

Smith, Caitlin (2017) Harmony Triggering as a Segmental Property. In Proceedings of the 47th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society.

Smith, Caitlin (2017) Harmony Triggering as a Contrastive Property of Segments. In Proceedings of the 2016 Annual Meeting on Phonology.

Smith, Caitlin (2016) A Gestural Account of Neutral Segment Asymmetries in Harmony. In Proceedings of the 2015 Annual Meeting on Phonology.

Smith, Caitlin (2016) Nasal Spreading as Defective Gestural Deactivation. In Supplemental Proceedings of the 2014 Annual Meeting on Phonology.

Smith, Caitlin (2016) Morphological Consonant Mutation as Gestural Affixation. In Papers from the 50th Annual Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS 50).

Smith, Caitlin (2014) Complex Tongue Shaping in Lateral Liquid Production Without Constriction-Based Goals. In Proceedings of the 10th International Seminar on Speech Production (ISSP) (pp. 413-416).

Smith, Caitlin, Michael Proctor, Khalil Iskarous, Louis Goldstein, & Shrikanth Narayanan (2013) Stable articulatory tasks and their variable formation: Tamil retroflex consonants. In Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2013) (pp. 2006-2009).

Smith, Caitlin, Adam Lammert (2013) Identifying consonantal tasks via measures of tongue shaping: a real-time MRI investigation of the production of vocalized syllabic /l/ in American English. In Proceedings of the 14th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2013) (pp. 3230-3233).

Smith, Caitlin, Michael Proctor, Khalil Iskarous, Louis Goldstein, & Shrikanth Narayanan (2013) On distinguishing articulatory configurations and articulatory tasks: Tamil retroflex consonants. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 133(5), 3609 (abstract).

Invited Talks

Smith, Caitlin (2019) Partial Vowel Height Harmony and Partial Transparency via Gestural Blending. Invited talk presented at the Princeton Phonology Forum at Princeton University, April 2019.

Smith, Caitlin (2017) Deriving Apparent Exceptionality from Contrastive Gestural Strength. Talk presented at the Strength in Grammar workshop, Leipzig, Germany, November 2017.

Smith, Caitlin (2017) Deriving Apparent Exceptionality from Contrastive Gestural Strength. Talk presented at the Joint USC-UCLA Meeting in Phonology, Los Angeles, California, March 2017.

Smith, Caitlin (2016) Harmony in Gestural Phonology: Patterns of Neutrality. Talk presented at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, New Jersey, February 2016.

Smith, Caitlin (2015) Harmony in Gestural Phonology. Talk presented at the University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, October 2015.

Conference Presentations

Smith, Caitlin (upcoming) Partial Height Harmony, Partial Transparency, and Gestural Blending. Talk to be presented at the 94th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, January 2020.

Smith, Caitlin (2019) Stepwise Height Harmony as Partial Transparency. Talk presented at the 50th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistic Society, October 2019.

Smith, Caitlin (2019) Partial Height Harmony as Partial Transparency. Talk presented at the 2019 Annual Meeting on Phonology, October 2019.

Smith, Caitlin (2019) Asymmetries in Cross-Height Rounding Harmony. Talk presented at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, New York, New York, January 2019.

Smith, Caitlin, Charlie O'Hara (2019) Formal Characterizations of True and False Sour Grapes. Talk presented at the Society for Computation in Linguistics, New York, New York, January 2019.

O'Hara, Charlie, Caitlin Smith (2018) Computational Complexity and Sour-Grapes-Like Patterns. Poster presented at the 2018 Annual Meeting on Phonology, La Jolla, California, October 2018.

Smith, Caitlin (2018) Partial Transparency in Harmony: A Dynamic Gestural Model. Poster presented at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Salt Lake City, Utah, January 2018.

Smith, Caitlin (2017) A Dynamic Model of Partial Transparency in Harmony. Talk presented at the Dynamic Modeling in Phonetics and Phonology workshop at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, Chicago, Illinois, May 2017.

Smith, Caitlin, Reed Blaylock (2017) Deriving Exceptional Phonological Patterns from Contrastive Gestural Strength. Poster presented at the Dynamic Modeling in Phonetics and Phonology workshop at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society, Chicago, Illinois, May 2017.

Smith, Caitlin (2016) Harmony Triggering as a Contrastive Property of Segments. Poster presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting on Phonology, Los Angeles, California, October 2016.

Smith, Caitlin (2016) Harmony Triggering as a Segmental Property. Poster presented at the 47th Annual Meeting of the North East Linguistics Society, Amherst, Massachusetts, October 2016.

Walker, Rachel, Michael Proctor, Caitlin Smith, Ewald Enzinger (2016) Asymmetries in English Liquid Production and Vowel Interactions. Poster presented at LabPhon15, Ithaca, New York, July 2016.

Smith, Caitlin (2016) Transparency and Blocking in Harmony: A Gestural Account. Talk presented at the 90th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Washington, D.C., January 2016.

Smith, Caitlin (2015) A Gestural Account of Neutral Segment Asymmetries in Harmony. Talk presented at the 2015 Annual Meeting on Phonology, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada, October 2015.

Smith, Caitlin (2014) Nasal Spreading as Defective Gestural Deactivation. Poster presented at the 2014 Annual Meeting on Phonology, Cambridge, Massachusetts, September 2014.

Smith, Caitlin (2014) Complex Tongue Shaping in Lateral Liquid Production Without Constriction-Based Goals. Poster presented at the 10th International Seminar on Speech Production (ISSP), Cologne, Germany, May 2014.

Smith, Caitlin (2014) Morphological Consonant Mutation as Gestural Affixation. Talk presented at the 50th Annual Regional Meeting of the Chicago Linguistic Society (CLS 50), Chicago, Illinois, April 2014.

Smith, Caitlin, Michael Proctor, Khalil Iskarous, Louis Goldstein, & Shrikanth Narayanan (2013) Stable articulatory tasks and their variable formation: Tamil retroflex consonants. Talk presented at the 14th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2013), Lyon, France, August 2013.

Smith, Caitlin, Adam Lammert (2013) Identifying consonantal tasks via measures of tongue shaping: a real-time MRI investigation of the production of vocalized syllabic /l/ in American English. Poster presented at the 14th Annual Conference of the International Speech Communication Association (INTERSPEECH 2013), Lyon, France, August 2013.

Smith, Caitlin, Michael Proctor, Khalil Iskarous, Louis Goldstein, & Shrikanth Narayanan (2013) On distinguishing articulatory configurations and articulatory tasks: Tamil retroflex consonants. Poster presented at the 165th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America/21st International Congress on Acoustics, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, June 2013.

Research Positions

2015-2016 Research Assistant to Prof. Rachel Walker, University of Southern California

analysis of real-time magnetic resonance imaging of English liquid production

2012-2013 & summer 2014 Research Assistant to Prof. Khalil Iskarous, University of Southern California

analysis of real-time magnetic resonance imaging of lingual articulation, development of MATLAB image analysis tools, supervision of research interns

2007-2008 Research Assistant to Prof. Patricia Keating, University of California Los Angeles

participant recruitment, collection and analysis of acoustic data (pitch tracking, voice quality)

Teaching

Spring 2019 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Lecturer, Linguistics 101: Intro to Linguistics
Lecturer, Linguistics 200: Phonology

Fall 2014 & Spring 2015 University of Southern California
Teaching Assistant, Psychology 274: Statistics I

Fall 2013 & Spring 2014 University of Southern California
Teaching Assistant, Linguistics 285: Human Language and Technology

Fellowships

2016-2017 University of Southern California Research Enhancement Fellowship
2015-2016 University of Southern California Graduate Merit Fellowship
2011-2012 University of Southern California Graduate Merit Fellowship

Academic Service

Reviewer, Glossa: A Journal of General Linguistics

Organizer/Proceedings Editor, 2016 Annual Meeting on Phonology

Colloquium Coordinator, USC Graduate Students in Linguistics (2015-2017)

Event Coordinator, USC Graduate Students in Linguistics (2013-2014)

Technical Skills

Python (including PyTorch for neural network modeling)

MATLAB (including TADA for articulatory/acoustic modeling, MVIEW and custom tools for real-time MRI analysis)

R

SPSS

Praat