Department of Linguistics
224 Poulton Hall
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.
- Ph.D. (2011) New York University, Linguistics
- A.B. (2000) Dartmouth College, Linguistics