Journal of Phonetics (from January 1995);
Onsei Kenkyuu [English title: Journal of the Phonetic Society of Japan] (from May 2001);
Speech Communication (from September 2005).
Associate Editor Phonology
Journal of Greek Linguistics, 1999-present
Language January 2002 - December 2008
Studies in African Linguistics
Journal of Pidgin and Creole Languages, Sept. 2001 to present
The Journal of Language Contact
- University Distinguished Undergraduate Mentor Award
- University Distinguished Scholar Award 2008
- Visiting Scholar, Seminar für Sprachwissenschaft, Universität Tübingen
- Honorary Doctorate, The University of Patras, Greece 2008
- Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (named November 2006)
- Visiting Linguist, Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology, Leipzig, Germany, September 10 – 20, 2006
- Ph.D. Honoris Causa, La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia (awarded August 9, 2006)
- Distinguished University Professorship, May 2003-present
- Visiting Professor, LOT (Netherlands Graduate School in Linguistics) Summer School, Leuven, Belgium, June 11-14, 2007
- Visiting Research Grant, Rovira i Virgili University, Tarragona, Spain, 2007
- Instructor, European Summer School on Logic, Language, and Information. Dublin, August 2007.
- National Institute of Deafness and Communication Disorders, DC02932, A cross-linguistic investigation of phonological development, with Jan Edwards, 2003-2008.
- University of Wisconsin, Madison, A cross-linguistic investigation of phonological development 2005-2008.
- Learning lexical resources from sparsely labeled data (Chris Brew, Jianguo Li, Kirk Baker, Dennis Mehay, DJ Hovermale) One strand of our research is funded (generously) by NSF with a CAREER grant to work on Hybrid methods for acquisition and tuning of lexical information.
- Ohio State University College of Arts and Sciences. (Co-Principal Investigator, with John Grinstead and Laura Wagner). Interfaces of the mind: the development of language and its integration with other cognitive domains. (Arts and Humanities Innovation Grant).
- Ohio State University College Arts & Humanities Seed Grant, A Quantitative Theory of Language Specific and Universal Markedness. 9/05-6/06.
- Conference grant (jointly with Dr. Hope C. Dawson of Ohio State) from Salus Mundi Foundation in support of 25th East Coast Conference on Indo-European Linguistics, June 2006.
- Norges Forskningsråd, BILAT (2007), "Saami phonology: field-work and analysis" at University of Tromsø.
- An OSU Arts and Humanities Grant for Innovation to hold a workshop in October, 2006 on Presupposition Accommodation: Constraining the use of implicit background knowledge in interpretation.
- "Intonation in unscripted Japanese & English dialogue," (Principal Investigator, Co-I Ito) National Science Foundation, BCS-0617609, May 2007 – April 2010.
- "Intonation in spontaneous Japanese & English dialogue," (Principal Investigator, Co-Is Ito, Byron) National Institutes of Deafness and Communication Disorders, DC007090. July 2006 – June 2011.
- Course development grant from the Center for Latin American Studies at the OSU for an undergraduate course on American Indigenous Languages.
- National Science Foundation, Workshop Grant. 2007 "A Proposal for a Workshop on Shared Tasks and Comparative Evaluation in Natural Language Generation." PI, with co-PI Robert Dale, Macquarie University.
- The Ohio State University, Innovation Grant:. 2007--2009 "Building Expressive Synthetic Voices for Conversational Systems," Arts and Humanities Innovation Grant. PI, with co-PIs Chris Brew and Eric Fosler-Lussier.