Jaye Padgett
  • Title
    • Professor and Undergraduate Program Director
  • Division Humanities Division
  • Department
    • Linguistics Department
  • Phone
  • Email
  • Website
  • Office Location
    • Stevenson College Academic Building, 253
  • Office Hours Friday 10-11 via Zoom at https://tinyurl.com/d2jhjvsw, or by appointment
  • Mail Stop Stevenson College
  • Mailing Address
    • Chancellor's Office
    • Santa Cruz CA 95064
  • Faculty Areas of Expertise Phonology, Linguistics, Language and Linguistics, Russian, Speech

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.