Hi! I’m Rachael Tatman, a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in the Linguistics Department at the University of Washingon.
I study sub-lexical units. In spoken language, that means speech sounds, or phonemes. In signed languages, that means that parts that make up signs, such as handshape, location and movement. In order to investigate these units, I use experiments as well as computational and statistical modelling. If you’re interested in learning more about my work, my personal website is here.
When I’m not working, you can find me knitting, reading, playing games with my friends, or even upside down learning circus skills! I’m also working on honing my skills in American Sign Language.
About images used on this blog: The vast majority of the images used on this blog are used under the CC or the GNU general public license of various flavors, or are in the public domain. In all cases, I’ve linked back to the original source of the image or have cited it in the picture’s caption, especially in the rare cases where I can’t find the image I need under one of the above licenses, in which case I make every attempt to find and contact the owner of the image. If you notice any images that you have ownership of, please contact me and I’ll be happy to take them down and direct you to the source where I found it.
Images that are my own (they’ll link to just the image and won’t have an attribution in the caption) are free for you to use and share under the Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 2.5 Generic (CC BY-NC-SA 2.5) license. Basically, you can do whatever you like as long as you don’t make any money or claim that you made it. The exception is the blog header. Let me know if you’d like to use it and we can work it out. Thanks!