I am an assistant professor in the Linguistics Department at Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. My research is primarily in the area of phonological theory. I am interested in theories of phonological representations and how such theories can be formalized in models of phonological operations. Specifically, my work looks at theories of contrastive specifications and how these can be implemented in Optimality Theory grammars. I'm also interested in the phonetics-phonology interface, speech production and perception, and sociophonetics, particularly sociolinguistic variation in allophonic patterning in Newfoundland English.

Department of Linguistics
Memorial University
St. John's, NL
Canada A1B 3X9

Office: SN 3050E
Telephone: (709) 864-8170
Email: sjmackenzie [at] mun [dot] ca