I am a PhD candidate in Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. I received my Master's in Sociolinguistics from North Carolina State University in 2015. 

My primary research interests include:

  • language variation and change

  • sociolinguistic cognition

  • sociophonetics/phonology

  • production-perception relationships

I am affiliated with the Language Variation and Cognition Lab and the Cultural Evolution of Language Lab at Penn. 

I am a PhD candidate in Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. I received my Master's in Sociolinguistics from North Carolina State University in 2015. 

My primary research interests include:

  • language variation and change

  • sociolinguistic cognition

  • sociophonetics/phonology

  • production-perception relationships

I am affiliated with the Language Variation and Cognition Lab and the Cultural Evolution of Language Lab at Penn. 

NWAV Talks

Oct 10, 2019

Today, Wei Lai will be presenting on Tamminga, Wade & Lai: "The search for predictors of individual differences in VOT imitation." Tomorrow, I'll be presenting a talk on my project with Gareth Roberts: "Accommodation to observed vs. expected behavior in a laboratory experiment"