Jaye Padgett

TitleProfessor, Vice Provost for Student Success
DivisionChancellor's Office/EVC,
Humanities Division
DepartmentChancellor's Office/EVC,
Linguistics Department
Web Site Jaye Padgett
Office211 Kerr Hall,
253 Stevenson College
Office HoursFALL 2017: no office hours
Campus Mail StopChancellor's Office
MailStevenson Faculty Services, UCSC
Santa Cruz, CA
Jaye Padgett

Research Interests

Phonology, phonetics, Russian, Slavic.

Biography, Education and Training

I am a professor of linguistics who works on phonology and phonetics: speech sounds in languages.

My main language interest is Russian, but my work is directed at an understanding of language in general. My work combines formal analysis, usually within Optimality Theory, with experimental methodologies. I am particularly interested in the role of contrast and perceptual distinctiveness in phonetics and phonology.