About Me

General

I'm thrilled to announce that I accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Sociolinguistics at Michigan State University, beginning 2020.

I did postdoctoral fellowship from 2018-2020 in the Learning and Development Lab at Georgetown University with Elissa Newport.

I received my PhD in Linguistics from the University of Pennsylvania in 2018, where my primary advisor was Bill Labov.

My primary research interest is in language variation and change. My dissertation work focuses on the way that dramatic structural sound change (i.e., phonological change) is represented and produced by individual speakers during the change. My postdoc research uses experimental methods to investigate the way that children acquire sociolinguistic and phonological variation.

Updates

  • In March 2020 I accepted a position as an Assistant Professor of Sociolinguistics at Michigan State University.
  • In June 2018 I started a postdoc (PI: Elissa Newport). My work focuses on the way that children acquire phonological variation.
  • In April 2018 I successfully defended my dissertation, ``Mechanisms of Phonological Change''. Read more about it here!
  • I was awarded an LAGB Presenter Bursary (awarded to the top 6 student abstracts) for my presentation at LAGB 2017.
  • In April 2016 I was awarded an NSF DDRI Grant to help fund my dissertation research.