Teaching

Lecture

Courses

Spring 2017

LING 102: Introduction to Sociolinguistics

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

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

"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

"The acquisition of variation with incomplete input: A case study of Spanish-English bilingual learners"
Marielle Lerner

"Investigating the mechanism of phonological change: Allophonic restructuring of /ae/ in Philadelphia"
Betsy Sneller
2016 NSF Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant recipient

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

Qualifying papers

"Inflectional affixes as processing structures: Evidence from primed Lexical Decision"
Amy Goodwin Davies, Spring 2015

"Effects of talker dialect on lexical decision involving a merged phoneme"
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

"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.