I'm a 3rd year PhD student in the University of Washington Department of Linguistics, working with Alicia Beckford Wassink and Richard Wright. Before coming to UW, I completed an MA in Theoretical Linguistics at York University (MRP) in Toronto, Canada, with Philip Angermeyer and a BA in German at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Oregon.
My research interests lie mainly with the realm of sociolinguistics & phonetics. In particular, I'm interested in Pacific Northwestern English, vowel mergers and shifts, spirantization, /t/-glottalization, and voice quality. I'm currently an RA for the second phase of the Pacific Northwest English Project, which aims both to describe the dialect of English spoken in the Pacific Northwest, and to study the contact between the various ethnicities in Washington State.
Email: mylastname at uw.edu