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Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of California-Davis
Professor Rao teaches courses on phonetics, phonology, and general linguistics, and is also an affiliate member of UW's Second Language Acquisition Program. Within phonetics and phonology, his research focuses on intonation and prosody, with his main areas being: prosodic phrasing of speech, phonetic manifestations of stress, production and perception of intonational focus, and prosodic dialectal variation. He is also interested in Creole languages and the perception, production, and teaching of intonation with respect to second language/heritage learners of Spanish.