I am a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Pennsylvania's Language Variation & Cognition Lab (PI: Meredith Tamminga).
My research focuses on defining what language users know (or believe, as in the case of sociolinguistic stereotypes) about linguistic variation and its social correlates. I combine experimental and corpus data to understand what kind of social and linguistic information is mentally represented, and how this information is stored, utilized in speech perception and production, and updated over time.
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.