Just received word that I’ve been promoted to Associate Professor with tenure! I am so happy and excited to continue my career at Georgetown Linguistics :D
In July I gave a keynote talk, Transnational Mobility and Accent Change: Theoretical and Methodological Opportunities for Sociophonetics, at the 2nd Workshop on Sociophonetic Variability in the English Varieties of Australia in Brisbane. Here's me during that talk, presenting some early findings from my NSF project!
And here are a couple of cuddly koalas I saw at the Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary during my trip:
Just back from giving the keynote talk (Change and Variation in Canadian Expats) at Change and Variation in Canada 10 in Winnipeg, Manitoba, where I had an excellent time discussing the Canadian Shift and other vowelly matters with fellow attendees!
My Fall Sociolinguistic Variation course (a diverse bunch of undergraduates, Masters students, and doctoral students) contributed posts to a class blog for one of their assignments. There are some real gems in there (in terms of sociolinguistic observation and analysis, but also writing) - check it out!