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9
May

CUNY talk

I'm headed to the west coast this week to ponder the question "How much do individuals vary?" in colloquium talks at UC Davis (May 10) and Stanford (May 12).

6
Apr.

CUNY talk

I'm taking the train to NYC this week to give a Linguistics Colloquium talk at CUNY Grad Center. The talk will be on "Individual differences in phonetic flexibility."

27
Feb.

LV issue

The special issue of Linguistic Variation that I co-edited with Constantine Lignos and Laurel MacKenzie is now out! The theme of the issue is "The locus of linguistic variation." One of the papers in the issue is "The dynamics of variation in individuals" by myself, Laurel MacKenzie, and Dave Embick.

28
Nov.

LVC paper

I'm pleased to announce that my paper "Persistence in phonological and morphological variation" is now available in issue 28.3 of Language Variation and Change. This paper is based on my 2014 dissertation.

6
Nov.

NWAV 45

I'll be giving two talks at NWAV 45 in Vancouver: one is co-authored with Alison Biggs and titled "Covert heterogeneity in the Done My Homework construction." The other is "Individual differences in convergence and sound change."

23
Sept.

PSU visit

Wrapping up a very busy September, I'm excited to return to my home town for a talk at Penn State's Center for Language Science Speaker Series.

13
Sept.

IU visit

I'm pleased to have been invited to Indiana University in Bloomington to give a talk in their Linguistics Consortium Colloquium, which this semester is built around the theme of Language Variation and Change.

13
July

LabPhon 15

I'm headed to Cornell University for LabPhon 15, where I'll be giving a poster on "Lexical specificity and temporal decay in intraspeaker priming of sociolinguistic variation." I'll also be attending the satellite workshop on Personality in Speech Perception and Production to give a talk titled "Empathy, flexibility, and conformity in a sound change in progress."

9
June

Paris 7 talk

My final week in Europe will be spent at Paris Diderot, where I'll be giving a LingLunch talk on June 9th.

1
June

QMUL talk

My second stop in Europe will be Queen Mary University of London

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28
May

LREC poster

I'll be kicking off a 2.5-week Europe trip with the 7th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages at LREC 2016 in Portoroz, Slovenia. Jami Fisher, Julie Hochgesang and I are giving a poster titled "Examining Variation in the Absence of a 'Main' ASL Corpus: The Case of the Philadelphia Signs Project."

9
May

LVC paper

My first publication based on my dissertation, ``Persistence in phonological and morphological variation,'' is forthcoming in Language Variation and Change.

31
Mar.

SVALP talk

I'm looking forward to Sociolinguistic Variation and Linguistic Processing at Virginia Tech, where I'll be giving a talk titled "Individual differences in naturalistic matched guise performance."

4
Mar.

CUNY posters

On March 4th I'll be presenting two posters at the 29th Annual CUNY Conference on Human Sentence Processing at the University of Florida: "Intraspeaker priming of sociolinguistic variation: Cognitive and linguistic complexity" and, with Akiva Bacovcin, "Linear order and syntactic structure in sentence priming."

21
Feb.
6
Nov.

Colloquium talk

This November I'll be giving a colloquium talk in the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University.

24
Oct.

ICPhS 2015

Eagerly anticipating a great NWAV 44 in Toronto this fall. I'll be presenting a paper titled "Modulation of the following segment effect on coronal stop deletion."

11
Aug.

ICPhS 2015

I'm looking forward to a trip to Glasgow for ICPhS 2015, where Georgia Zellou and I will be presenting a poster on "Cross-dialectal differences in nasal coarticulation in American English".

16
Apr.

Colloquium talk

My final colloquium talk for the spring will be in the Department of Cognitive Science at Johns Hopkins University.

14
Apr.

Upcoming poster

Unfortunately Chris Ahern and I won't be there, but Aaron Ecay will present our poster on "Disentangling style and priming using Generalized Additive Models" at a workshop on Causality in the Language Sciences at the Max Planck Institute for Mathematics in the Sciences at Leipzig.

27
Mar.

Colloquium talk

I'm delighted to be visiting the University of Michigan Linguistics Department to give a talk titled "Towards a dynamic view of sociolinguistic production" in their colloquium series.

20
Mar.

IRCS Colloquium

At PLC 39 I'll be moderating a panel titled Sociolinguistic Frontiers in honor of Bill Labov's retirement. The panel lineup is available here

6
Mar.

IRCS Colloquium

I'm giving a talk titled "Revisiting the individual and the group in language variation" in the colloquium series at Penn's Institute for Research in Cognitive Science.

17
Feb.

Methods and Models

I'll be in Wellington, NZ from Feb. 13-21 for "Methods and Models: A language variation workshop" at Victoria University of Wellington.

3
Feb.

Lightbulb Café

Come learn how to "Talk like a Philadelphian" at my Penn Lightbulb Café talk this Tuesday!

2
Feb.

WHYY appearance

I talked to Dave Heller at Newsworks Tonight in anticipation of my Lightbulb Café talk. Listen here!

24
Oct.

NWAV 43

I'm looking forward to NWAV 43 in Chicago, where I'll be giving a talk on Priming mechanisms in phonological and morphological persistence.

20
Sept.

Journal of Phonetics

Georgia Zellou and I are delighted that our paper on Nasal coarticulation changes in Philadelphia has been accepted for publication in the Journal of Phonetics and is now available online here.

16
Sept.

LSA 2015

Chris Ahern and I have had our abstract on A data-driven approach to stylistic identificationaccepted for oral presentation at the LSA 2015 annual meeting in Portland.

24
July

WCCFL proceedings

My paper in the Proceedings of WCCFL 31 is now available online. Thanks to editor Robert Santana-LaBarge and the Cascadilla Proceedings Project for their efforts!

1
July

New position

I'm pleased to announce that I have begun my new position as assistant professor of linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania.