Jonathan's research focuses on the relationship between linguistic meaning and prosody (e.g. intonation, stress, rhythm). His approach combines insights and methods from theoretical, experimental, computational, corpus and psycholinguistics.
Jonathan is involved in an ongoing SSHRC- and NSF-funded project "Harvesting Speech Datasets for Linguistic Research on the Web" with collaborators at Cornell University and McGill University. The digital humanities project, based on Jonathan's dissertation work, was one of eight winners of the first international Digging Into Data Challenge.