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Doctoral Dissertation Defense

April 24, 2020

I successfully defended my doctoral dissertation, entitled "The Linguistic and the social intertwined: Linguistic convergence toward Southern speech"

LSA Talks

January 5, 2020

I presented some of my dissertation research showing that "Speakers converge toward variants they haven't heard: The case of Southern monophthongal /ay/" at the LSA annual meeting.

NWAV Talks

October 10, 2019

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

NSF DDRI Award

June 17, 2019

I was awarded an NSF Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant for my dissertation, "Linguistic Accommodation to Southern Speech"

SBSI Brown Bag Talk

April 11, 2019

I will be giving a brownbag talk, "Speakers converge to linguistic variants they don’t hear: The case of the Southern /ay/ vowel," for the UPenn Social and Behavioral Sciences Initiative.

Dissertation Proposal Defense

December 18, 2018

I successfully defended the proposal for my dissertation, "Linguistic Accommodation to Southern Speech"

SBSI Small Grant Award

November 26, 2018

I was awarded a grant for my project on convergence to southern speech, from the UPenn Social and Behavioral Sciences Initiative.

PWPL Volume 24.2 Published

October 12, 2018

My Co-Editor Jordan Kodner and I are happy to announce that Penn Working Papers in Linguistics: Selected Papers from NWAV 46 has been published.