I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania's Language Variation & Cognition Lab (PI: Meredith Tamminga).
My research focuses on the perception and production of sociolinguistic variation and what it can tell us about how linguistic and social knowledge is acquired, mentally represented, and utilized in communication. Much of my work focuses on the role of prior (socio)linguistic experience in within- and cross-dialectal communication, including how this experience shapes the way language is processed (in its social context) and imitated.
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.