Inkelas has focused since her doctoral dissertation on the interface between phonology (sound structure) and morphology (word structure). Her dissertation developed a new theoretical model of the interface; she has published books on reduplication (with Cheryl Zoll, in 2005) and on the phonology-morphology interface (in 2014). With Gabriela Caballero, she has worked on a new theoretical model integrating construction morphology with optimality theory. Her most recent research centers on child phonology and on Q Theory, a subsegmental theory of phonological representations.
Research Expertise and Interest
morphology, phonology, reduplication, child phonology