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Hi there! I am a lecturer in Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania, where I teach courses in sociolinguistics.

I earned my Ph.D. in Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2020 and my Master's in Sociolinguistics from North Carolina State University in 2015. 

My research focuses on understanding what people know about language and the people who use it. 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 they 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.

 

Recent News

April 8, 2022

LSA "Meet the Author" Webinar

Come meet the author (Me!) on April 8th for the LSA's "Meet the Author" webinar series. I'll be talking about my recent Language paper "Experimental evidence for expectation-driven linguistic convergence."

March 22, 2022

Paper published in Language

My paper, "Experimental Evidence for Expectation-Driven Linguistic Convergence," based on my dissertation work, is out this month in Language.

October 21, 2021

Talks at NWAV

I'll be giving two talks at NWAV49: "A hierarchical clustering approach to continuing and reversing sound changes," with Meredith Tamminga and "The role of dialect background in expectation-driven shifts in perception and production," based on a replication of my dissertation work.

March 1, 2021

Paper accepted in Linguistics Vanguard

My paper with Wei Lai and Meredith Tamminga, "Individual differences in simultaneous perceptual compensation for coarticulatory and lexical cues," has been accepted at Linguistics Vanguard.