Hi there! I am a lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania, where I teach courses in sociolinguistics and general linguistics.
My research focuses on understanding what people know about language and the people who use it, with an emphasis on phonetic and phonological variation. I do a lot of experimental work and also rely on naturalistic speech data. My work has shown that people know a lot about language and social factors, and this influences not just the way they process language, but also the way they use language themselves! I'm particularly interested in perception-production relationships, individual differences, and how our (constantly evolving) experiences shape our linguistic behaviors.
October 14, 2022
NWAV "Project Launch" Talk
I presented my plans for my next big project on "Growing experience and changing sociolinguistic knowledge," which will look at perception, production, and social evaluations of transplants to a new dialect region. Thanks NWAV 50 for the helpful feedback!