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Doctor-Directed Speech, and Me

My first memory of a sociophonetic experience that led to an actual research project was when I was about seventeen years old. I was seeing a new doctor in my hometown (Flagstaff, Arizona), and I was surprised to hear myself … Continue reading

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How does a 2-year-old remember a funny accent after many months?

This is for you, NWAV44! The biggest annual conference in variationist sociolinguistics, NWAV, is taking place right now in Toronto. There was a time in my life when I would’ve never missed an NWAV, but this is the second year in a … Continue reading

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Promoting undergraduate research: A new journal!

Bizarrely, I’m a sociolinguist because of an undergraduate research opportunity at the University of Arizona called UBRP. It’s still going on now, although they probably haven’t had any linguists in awhile! Even when I was part of the program, it … Continue reading

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How Accents Work

I wrote the following article by request from the Ragged University, who will be hosting my upcoming talk at the Counting House on the evening of 11 September. The basic idea behind the Ragged Project is what some call ‘knowledge exchange’ … Continue reading

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Listening Back

Back in early 2008, my external hard drive died. I was in my 5th year of graduate school and just starting fieldwork for my PhD thesis. The following items were just some of the many files that were on that … Continue reading

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Place Identity

One of my current research projects can be summed up by something I tweeted this morning: A sociophonetician is the kind of linguist who cares about BOTH kinds of place identity. I’ve been invited to speak in a couple months … Continue reading

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All About Vocalisation

Time to put the name of this blog to use!  You may recall that one of my motivations for calling this “vocalized/vocalised” is because of my interest in L-vocalization across varieties of English.  That interest is presently taking the form … Continue reading

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