Professional

The first thing that drew me to linguistics: the problem sets. I loved scrutinizing a set of data (typically IPA transcriptions plus glosses, arranged in neat little columns) and developing an account of the apparent patterns. Nothing's changed, really, except for the data: now I study phonetic and phonological variation, and consider the linguistic, social, and stylistic factors conditioning it. Go to the Research link for info on my current projects.

Heidi establishes her autonomy outside of academic institutions, so she’s just gonna lean on this copy of Eckert 2000 rather than read it #Purrnout

Heidi establishes her autonomy outside of academic institutions, so she’s just gonna lean on this copy of Eckert 2000 rather than read it #Purrnout

Personal

I enjoy cooking, reading, training in Krav Maga, exploring DC, and hanging out with my husband and cat. I devour productivity books and lifehacks - not so that I can be superhumanly productive in a normal work day, but so I can produce normal-person amounts of work in just a few hours and then spend the rest of the day doing the things listed in this subsection.

How to pronounce my surname

[nis], like the female child of your sibling. However, I also answer to [nɪtʃ] (rhymes with rich).

Professional associations

The Linguistic Society of America • The Association for Laboratory Phonology  • The American Dialect SocietyThe Acoustical Society of America • British Association of Academic Phoneticians

Old stomping grounds

Department of Linguistics at Reed College • Department of Language and Linguistic Science at the University of York • NYU Department of Linguistics • Haskins Laboratories • Program in Linguistics and Cognitive Science at Dartmouth College

CONTACT

jennifer dot nycz at Georgetown dot edu

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