Jennifer Nycz

Title

Assistant Professor

Department

Department of Linguistics
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Phone

+1 202-687-6252

Location

Bio

My research focus is phonological variation, with equal emphasis on the quantitative analysis of variation and its implications for phonological theory. I am interested in how stylistic variation is affected by speaker attitude and integration within a community of speakers, and how such variation is represented in the lexicon and grammar. I have worked independently and collaboratively on a variety of projects spanning phonetics, phonology, and sociolinguistics as part of a larger research program of using variationist data to test and refine theoretical claims about how language works, with the ultimate goal of developing a model of language which adequately accounts for both socially and linguistically conditioned variation.

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Education

  • Ph.D. (2011) New York University, Linguistics
  • A.B. (2000) Dartmouth College, Linguistics