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OCTOBER 2021 Just published, in Language Variation and Change: New and old puzzles in the morphological conditioning of coronal stop deletion, with Meredith Tamminga.

OCTOBER 2021 My NWAV 49 talk, with Naomi Lee, on syntactic classes in the English particle verb alternation, is available on YouTube.

AUGUST 2021 I appeared on BBC Radio 4’s Word of Mouth to discuss the linguistics of names.

FEBRUARY 2021 New website design for Our Dialects!

JANUARY 2021 Spring teaching: graduate-level Linguistic Variation, with Greg Guy, and an undergraduate research seminar on morphosyntactic variation, with Gary Thoms.

AUGUST 2020 Fall teaching: graduate-level Sociolinguistics, with Greg Guy.

AUGUST 2020 Just published (open access!), in the Computational Sociolinguistics issue of Frontiers in AI: Comparing constraints on contraction using Bayesian regression modeling.

JANUARY 2020 Just published, in Linguistics Vanguard: Assessing the accuracy of existing forced alignment software on varieties of British English, with Danielle Turton.

JANUARY 2020 Spring teaching: an undergraduate research seminar on language variation and change over the lifespan.

NOVEMBER 2019 I gave a short talk on the linguistics of names at A Space for Language: 10 Years of Linguistics at 10 Washington Place, a public outreach event celebrating NYU’s Linguistics Department. You can watch a video of the event here.

OCTOBER 2019 I was at NWAV 48 to present a poster on variable participle leveling in English, co-authored with Dan Duncan and members of my Spring 2019 Linguistic Variation class.

AUGUST 2019 Fall teaching: graduate-level Sociolinguistics and undergraduate-level English Dialects.

FEBRUARY 2019 Just published (open access!), in Glossa: A Journal of General Linguistics: Perturbing the community grammar: Individual differences and community-level constraints on sociolinguistic variation. Part of a Special Collection on Individuals, Communities, and Sound Change.

JANUARY 2019 Spring teaching: graduate-level Linguistic Variation and undergraduate-level English Dialects.

JANUARY 2019 Mary Robinson and I presented our poster, Socially-evaluated syntactic variation? A perception study of the English particle verb alternation, at the LSA Annual Meeting.

DECEMBER 2018 Just published (open access!), in Language: Teaching Linguistics: What’s in a name? Teaching linguistics using onomastic data. Access the supplementary materials here.

NOVEMBER 2018 I led an outreach session for local high school teachers on the sociolinguistics of the musical My Fair Lady. This event was organized by Lincoln Center Theater, and I was joined by NYU PhD student Mary Robinson.

NOVEMBER 2018 I visited my PhD alma mater, the University of Pennsylvania, to give a talk titled “Individual differences and community-level constraints on sociolinguistic variation.”

OCTOBER 2018 Just published, in Language Variation and Change: Variable stem-final fricative voicing in American English plurals: Different pa[ð ~ θ]s of change.

OCTOBER 2018 I was a proud co-organizer of New Ways of Analyzing Variation 47, taking place at NYU and at CUNY October 18–21.

SEPTEMBER 2018 The special issue of Linguistic Variation that I co-edited has appeared as a book.

AUGUST 2018 Fall teaching: undergraduate Language and Society.

JANUARY 2018 Spring teaching: a graduate seminar on language change, with Ailís Cournane.

DECEMBER 2017 Just published, in Linguistics Vanguard: Frequency effects over the lifespan: A case study of Attenborough’s r’s.

OCTOBER 2017 I visited Michigan State University on October 19 to give a talk titled “Language change over a very long lifespan.”

AUGUST 2017 Fall teaching: undergraduate Language and Society, and a graduate seminar on priming and frequency effects in variation, with Greg Guy.

APRIL 2017 I gave three invited talks this month, at the 4th Workshop on Sound Change, the CUNY Sociolinguistics Lunch series, and the 11th Cornell Undergraduate Linguistics Colloquium.

MARCH 2017 I was a panelist in NYU Linguistics’ public forum on Linguistic Prejudice and Linguistic Privilege. You can watch a video of the event here.

JANUARY 2017 Just published, in Linguistic Variation: The dynamics of variation in individuals, with Meredith Tamminga and David Embick. Part of a special issue on the locus of linguistic variation.

JANUARY 2017 Spring teaching: a graduate seminar on the grammatical locus of linguistic variation, and a new undergraduate course on English dialects.

DECEMBER 2016 Just published, in Penn Working Papers in Linguistics 22.2: Production planning effects on variable contraction in English.

OCTOBER 2016 I was in Iceland this month to kick off a project I’m involved in, studying digital language contact between Icelandic and English.

AUGUST 2016 I moved to New York University! I taught undergraduate Language and Society this semester.