Teaching

Lecture

Awards

I received the Dean's Award for Mentorship of Undergraduate Research in Spring 2018.

Courses

Fall 2018

I am developing a new project-based, methods-oriented course for Fall 2018 called "Sound Systems in Use." Stay tuned!

Spring 2018

LING 102: Introduction to Sociolinguistics

LING 511: Language Variation and Change syllabus

Fall 2017

I am on leave from teaching in Fall 2017.

Spring 2017

LING 102: Introduction to Sociolinguistics

LING 660: Research Seminar in Sociolinguistics - Tools for Quantitative Data Analysis syllabus

Fall 2016

LING 660: Research Seminar in Sociolinguistics - Mental and Grammatical Representations of Variation syllabus

Spring 2016

LING 102: Introduction to Sociolinguistics syllabus

LING 511: Language Variation and Change syllabus

Fall 2015

LING 060: Social Identity in Language syllabus

LING 660: Research Seminar in Sociolinguistics - The Individual and the Group in Language Variation and Change syllabus

Spring 2015

LING 102: Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Fall 2014

LING 662: Topics in Experimental Sociolinguistics syllabus

Summer 2014

LING 102: Introduction to Sociolinguistics

Advising

Dissertation committees: ongoing

"The role of the individual’s cognitive style in propagating language change"
Ruth Maddeaux, University of Toronto

"Variation and change in past tense negation in AAVE"
Sabriya Fisher
2017 NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant recipient

"Individual-level Knowledge of an Incoming Contrast: Seseo reversal in Seville"
Duna Gylfadottir
2016 NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant recipient

Dissertation committees: completed

"Mechanisms of phonological change"
Betsy Sneller, defended Spring 2018
2016 NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant recipient

"The acquisition of sociolinguistic variation in a Mexican immigrant community"
Marielle Lerner, defended Fall 2016

"The role of higher education in linguistic change"
Hilary Prichard, defended Spring 2016

MA theses: completed

"Individual working memory and word recognition within a hybrid model of lexical representation"
Tad Rider-Bezerra, defended Spring 2017

Qualifying paper supervision

"Modeling language change in the St. Louis Corridor"
Jordan Kodner, Spring 2018

"Phonation merger in Shanghainese"
Jia Tian, Spring 2018

"Individual differences in phonetic sensitivity and sociolinguistic evaluation"
Lacey Arnold Wade, Spring 2018

"Morphological priming of Dutch prefixed verbs in auditory word processing"
Ava Creemers, Fall 2017

"Gender voice effect on Cantonese tone perception"
Wei Lai, Fall 2017

"Do speakers converge toward variants they haven’t heard? Convergence toward Southern glide-weakened /ai/"
Lacey Arnold Wade, Fall 2017

"Does shared morphological representation facilitate lexical access?"
Amy Goodwin Davies, Spring 2015

"Effects of talker dialect on lexical decision of words containing merged phonemes"
Duna Gylfadottir, Spring 2015

"Convergence in a speech shadowing task is sensitive to perceived phonological system"
Betsy Sneller, Spring 2015

"Distinct phonological targets in Andalusian post-aspirated stops"
Duna Gylfadottir, Fall 2014

"Phonological variants can spread across hostile lines"
Betsy Sneller, Fall 2014

Undergraduate honors theses

"The Northern Cities Shift and low back merger in three cities in Northeastern Pennsylvania"
Will Butkiewicz, College '17. Winner of the Linguistics Department's Hoenigswald Prize.

"Sheísmo variation in study abroad students"
Abigail Graham, College '16

“Look at those suitcases!”: An analysis of affective demonstratives with body parts in NFL sportscasts
Jack LaViolette, College '16

"/ay/ monophthongization in Philadelphia: A phonetic and perceptual analysis"
Christine Lugrine, College '16

"Null subject variation in Philadelphia American Sign Language: A study of dialect and structural priming effects"
Laura Anthony, College '15

"Sound symbolism in Korean brand and product names"
Sarah Lee, College '15

Undergraduate independent research

"A Case Study of Northeastern Pennsylvania English"
Will Butkiewicz, Jumpstart for Juniors, Summer 2016

"Speech style and education distinguish the grammatical classes of ING"
Sarah Horwitz, University Scholars, Summer 2015

"Allophones in the parallel shift of /uw/ and /ow/ in the Philadelphia dialect"
Juliana Ivette Cruz Martinez, Leadership Alliance SR-EIP, Summer 2015

Other undergraduate research

Mentor to John McGahay and Elise Reynolds through the Penn Undergraduate Research Mentoring Program, Summer 2016.