I am a Ph.D. candidate at UC Santa Cruz Linguistics Department.

My research interest is driven by my curiosity toward linguistic variation and diversity. I specialize in Phonetics and Phonology, focusing on cross-linguistic phenomena such as loanwords, foreign-accented speech, and language change.
My current projects involve the acoustic and articulatory properties of geminated liquids in Japanese, phonation types and tones in Santiago Laxopa Zapotec, perceptual adaptation to foreign-accented speech, and suprasegmental aspect of gender construction in Japanese speech.


I am one of the co-coordinators of Nido de Lenguas, a collaboration between UCSC Linguists and local non-profit organization Senderos aiming to raise community awareness toward indigenous languages in Oaxaca, and member of the LIP Reading Group, a phonetics reading group mainly focusing on language identity and perception.

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Contact

mamorimo at ucsc dot edu

Department of Linguistics
UC Santa Cruz
1156 High Street
Stevenson Office 256
Santa Cruz, CA 95064