Publications

The following list of papers (including talks) is ordered by year. You can find my full cv here.

2017

Persistence as a diagnostic of grammatical status: The case of Middle English negation
Chapter with Aaron Ecay in Micro-change and Macro-change in Diachronic Syntax, √Čric Mathieu and Robert Truswell (eds.), Oxford University Press.
manuscript ©2017 Oxford University Press.

Matched guise effects can be robust to speech style
Paper in Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, Vol. 142, Issue 1, EL18-23.
paper - open access link ©2017 Acoustical Society of America.

Variation in local syntax across individuals
Poster with Alison Biggs presented at the LSA annual meeting in Austin, TX.
poster

2016

The dynamics of variation in individuals
Paper with Laurel MacKenzie and Dave Embick in Linguistic Variation Vol 16.2:300-336.
paper ©2016 John Benjamins Publishing Company.

Persistence in phonological and morphological variation
2016 paper in Language Variation and Change Vol. 28:335-356.
paper ©2016 Cambridge University Press.

Generalized Additive Mixed Models for intraspeaker variation
2016 paper with Chris Ahern and Aaron Ecay in Linguistics Vanguard Vol. 2(s1):33-41.
paper ©2016 De Gruyter Mouton.

Individual differences in convergence and sound change
2016 paper presented at NWAV 45 in Vancouver.
slides

Covert heterogeneity in the Done My Homework construction
2016 paper with Alison Biggs presented at NWAV 45 in Vancouver.
slides

Empathy, flexibility, and conformity in a sound change in progress
2016 paper presented at Personality in Speech Perception and Production, a LabPhon 15 satellite workshop.
abstract - slides

Lexical specificity and temporal decay in intraspeaker priming of sociolinguistic variables
2016 poster presented at LabPhon 15 at Cornell.
abstract - poster

Examining variation in the absence of a 'main' ASL corpus: The case of the Philadelphia Signs Project
2016 poster with Jami Fisher and Julie Hochgesang, to be presented at the 7th Workshop on the Representation and Processing of Sign Languages at LREC 2016 in Portoroz, Slovenia.
Paper

Individual differences in naturalistic matched guise performance
2016 paper presented at SVALP at Virginia Tech.
abstract - slides

Intraspeaker priming of sociolinguistic variation: Cognitive and linguistic complexity
2016 paper presented at CUNY 29 at the University of Florida.
abstract - poster

Linear order and syntactic structure in sentence priming
2016 paper with Akiva Bacovcin presented at CUNY 29 at the University of Florida.
abstract - poster

2015

Modulation of the following segment effect on coronal stop deletion
2015 paper presented at NWAV 44 in Toronto.
abstract - slides

Disentangling style and priming using Generalized Additive Models
2015 poster with Chris Ahern and Aaron Ecay, presented at the workshop on Causality in the Language Sciences, Max Planck Institute.
poster - handout

A data-driven approach to stylistic identification
2015 paper with Chris Ahern, presented at the LSA annual meeting, Portland.
abstract - slides

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2014

Persistence in the Production of Linguistic Variation
2014 doctoral dissertation in Linguisticsat the University of Pennsylvania
Committee: Bill Labov, Dave Embick, Tony Kroch
full text

Priming mechanisms in phonological and morphological persistence
2014 paper presented at NWAV 43.
abstract

Priming effects in language change as diagnostics of grammatical structure
2014 paper presented with Aaron Ecay at PLC 38
abstract - slides - data & code

Elaborating extragrammatical effects on variation
2014 paper with Laurel MacKenzie, presented at the LSA annual meeting, Minneapolis.
abstract - slides
In the session on The Locus of Linguistic Variation, organized with Constantine Lignos and Laurel MacKenzie
session proposal

An integrated quantitative approach to the phonology and morphology of ING
2014 poster presented at the LSA annual meeting, Minneapolis.
abstract - poster

Nasal coarticulation changes over time in Philadelphia
2014 paper with Georgia Zellou in the Journal of Phonetics Vol. 47:18-35.
paper ©2014 Elsevier Ltd.

Change over time in nasal coarticulation: Independent sociodialectal and frequency effects
2014 paper with Georgia Zellou, presented at the LSA annual meeting, Minneapolis
abstract - slides

Sound change without frequency effects: ramifications for phonological theory
2014 paper in the Proceedings of the 31st West Coast Conference on Formal Linguistics, Santana-LaBarge (ed.) paper

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2013

Corpus evidence for diachronic shifts in persistence asymmetries
2013 paper presented at the 25th Scandinavian Conference of Linguistics
abstract - slides
In the workshop on Formal Ways of Analyzing Variation

Sound change without frequency effects: ramifications for phonological theory
2013 paper presented at WCCFL 31
abstract - slides

Deconstructing TD deletion
2013 paper with Joe Fruehwald presented at NWAV 42.
abstract - slides

Persistence as a diagnostic of grammatical status: the case of Middle English negation
2013 paper presented with Aaron Ecay at DiGS 15
abstract - slides - data & code

The sensitivity of persistence to subject animacy in AAVE third singular /s/
2013 paper with Brittany McLaughlin presented at UKLVC 9
abstract - slides

Two case studies on the non-local conditioning of variation
2013 paper with Laurel MacKenzie, presented at the LSA annual meeting
abstract - slides

All aLIKE: item frequency and /aɪ/-raising in Philadelphia
2013 paper presented at the LSA annual meeting, Boston.
abstract - slides

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Phonology and morphology in Dutch determiner syncretism: spatial and quantitative perspectives
2013 paper in the Journal of Linguistic Geography Vol. 1(2):115-124.
paper ©2013 Cambridge University Press

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2012

Non-local conditioning of variation: evidence and implications
2012 paper with Laurel MacKenzie, presented at NWAV 41
abstract - slides

The impact of higher education on Philadelphia vowels
2012 paper with Hilary Prichard in U.Penn Working Papers in Linguistics
paper

Interpreting the spatial distribution of quantitative variation as evidence for mechanisms of morphological change
2012 paper presented at Linguistic Evidence 2012
abstract - slides

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2010-2011

The impact of higher education on local phonology
2011 paper with Hilary Prichard, presented at NWAV 40
abstract - slides

Differential patterning of variants in a postinsular speech community
2010 paper presented at NWAV 39
abstract - slides

Seeing the harm in harmed and harmful: morphological processing by children in grades 4, 6 and 8
2010 paper with Hélène Deacon, Emily Campbell, and John Kirby, in Applied Psycholinguistics
paper

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2008-2009

Insular Scots front vowels in Westray, Orkney
2009 paper in Scottish Language
paper

Variation and change in a peripheral dialect: evidence from Westray vowel phonology
2008 honors thesis in Linguistics supervised by Charles Boberg at McGill University
paper

Nonstandard phonological configurations in the Westray dialect: maintenance or decline?
2008 paper presented at the McGill Canadian Conference for Linguistics Undergraduates
abstract - slides

The Canadian Shift: coast to coast
2008 paper with Emily Sadlier-Brown, presented at the annual meeting of the Canadian Linguistics Association
abstract - slides - proceedings

The presence and progress of the Canadian Shift in Halifax and Vancouver
2008 paper with Emily Sadlier-Brown, presented at Change and Variation in Canada II
abstract - slides

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