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