Research Summary

My research focuses on acoustic & accommodation analyses of socio-phonetic variation based on gender, class and age differences. I study speaker-audience interactions as a motivation for variation. My research investigates the interfaces of language and identity as construed by gender, class, and ethnicity. My dissertation was on Chilean Spanish using digital media. Currently I am working on projects with Japanese-Spanish bilinguals and Hispanic hard-of-hearing children. I like variety!

Education

  • PhD, Hispanic Linguistics, Indiana University. Project: Dissertation: A socio-phonetic examination of co-articulation in Chilean public speech.