|Present||Assistant Professor, St. Catherine University ‐ English Department|
|2018 - 2019||Instructor, University of Pittsburgh ‐ Linguistics|
East Asian Languages and Societies, Chinese Studies, Linguistics, Anthropological Linguistics and Sociolinguistics, Applied Linguistics, Comparative and Historical Linguistics, First and Second Language Acquisition, Language Description and Documentation, Other Linguistics, and Phonetics and Phonology
Professional Service and Affiliations
|2021 - Present||Member, Acoustical Society of America||2021 - Present||Member, International Phonetic Association||2005 - Present||Member, Linguistic Society of America|
Honors and Awards
- Denny Prize for Distinction in Scholarly Writing (2023)
- Topic: Dialects of English (ENGL 2994/4994)
- Topics in Language Studies - Bilingualism and Multilingualism (ENGL 3490)
- Global Search for Justice - Language as a Human Right (CORE 3990W)
- Language as Power (ENGL/WOST 3400W, CRST 3401)
- Writing for the Digital Age (ENGL 3340)
- College Writing (ENGL 1905W)
- World Englishes: Past and Present (ENGL/CRST 3480)
- Linguistic Analysis (ENGL 3450)
- Language in Society (ENGL/WOST 2402)
|2011 - 2018||PhD, University of Pittsburgh ‐ Linguistics|
|2004 - 2005||MA, University of Chicago ‐ Linguistics|
|1999 - 2003||BA, University of California, Santa Cruz ‐ Anthropology|
Contribution to Book
What can Cantonese heritage speakers tell us about age of ...
Variation in Second and Heritage Languages: Crosslinguistic perspectives (2022)
For many individuals, the first acquired language is also the linguistically dominant language, but what are the implications for sociophonetic ...
The Diachronic Emergence of Retroflexion in Somali Bantu Kizigua: Internal ...
Selected Proceedings of the 44th Annual Conference on African Linguistics (2015)
This paper addresses the diachronic development of a typologically unusual set of sound changes found in Somali Bantu Kizigua (SBK), ...
The Role of Shift-Induced Interference in the Development of a ...
Travaux Interdisciplinaires du Laboratoire Parole et Langage d’Aix-en-Provence (2015)
This paper discusses the development of a typologically rare phonological contrast in an under-documented language called Somali Bantu Kizigua. The ...
Cross-linguistic comparisons of high vowels within individual speakers of Toronto ...
Workshop on Immigrant Languages in the Americas (WILA 13) (2022)
One motivation behind the Heritage Language Variation and Change (HLVC) in Toronto Corpus is to provide more rigorous support for ...
Cross-linguistic Phonetic Similarity vs. Phonemic Transfer in Toronto Heritage Cantonese ...
University of Illinois Chicago Bilingualism Forum (UIC BilForum) (2022)
Studies of heritage bilingual speaker vowel production have generally shown maintenance of both language internal and cross-linguistic distinctions (see Polinsky, ...
Is There Cross-linguistic Influence of English /u/ on Toronto Cantonese ...
Workshop on Innovations in Cantonese Linguistics (WICL-6), The Ohio State University (2022)
Previous research has shown evidence of merger of /y/ (as in gyun2,捲) and /u/ (as in gun2, 館)among some second-generation ...
The pre-nasal allophonic splitting of /ɛ/ in Toronto Heritage Cantonese
Linguistic Society of America (LSA) 2021 Annual Meeting (2021)
Muysken (2019) has argued that the most convincing cases of contact-induced change in heritage languages involve the dominant language having ...
Functional load, token frequency, and contact-induced change in Toronto Heritage ...
Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting (2020)
Unlike many previous studies of heritage speakers showing phonological maintenance, this presentation will show evidence for a vowel merger among ...