Lab Director

Alicia Beckford Wassink

Associate Professor (Linguistics)

Office: GUG 415E

Email: wassink[AT uw DOT edu]

Webpage: http://faculty.washington.edu/wassink/

Research interests: Sociophonetics, spectral overlap and trajectory analysis in vowel systems, dialect contact and contact-induced change, Pacific Northwest English, Jamaican Creole phonetics and phonology.

 

Faculty Lab Members

Richard Wright

Professor (Linguistics)

Office: GUG 415B

Email: rawright[AT uw DOT edu]

Webpage: http://depts.washington.edu/phonlab/people/wright.htm

Research interests: Phonetics, speech perception and spoken word recognition, sources of variability in spoken language, Austronesian langauges of Taiwan, Endangered languages of the Northwest, speech technology.

 

Betsy Evans

Associate Professor (Linguistics)

Office: GUG 415D

Email: evansbe[AT uw DOT edu]

Webpage: http://faculty.washington.edu/evansbe/

Research interests: Attitudes to language variation, Pacific Northwest English, sociophonetics, imitation of dialects.

 

Students

Stephanie Hiller

Linguistics

Email: sthill4[AT uw DOT edu]

Research interests: Language policy and planning, language and power

 

Russell Hugo

Linguistics

Email: rlhugo[AT uw DOT edu]

Webpage: http://staff.washington.edu/rlhugo/

Research interests: Language policy, language attitudes, language revitalization.

Advisor: Sharon Hargus

 

Molly FitzMorris

Linguistics

Email: mkfitz[AT uw DOT edu]

Research interests: sociolinguistics, Ladino, language contact, endangered languages, social networks.

Advisor: Alicia Beckford Wassink

 

Meghan Oxley

Linguistics

Email: what[AT uw DOT edu]

Webpage: http://students.washington.edu/what/

Research interests: Sociophonetics, language attitudes, folk linguistics, perceptual dialectology, Southern United States English.

Advisor: Alicia Beckford Wassink

 

Laura Panfili

Linguistics

Email: lpanfili[AT uw DOT edu]

Research interests: Sociolinguistics, phonetics, non-modal phonation.

Advisor: Richard Wright

 

Sarala Puthuval

Linguistics

Email: puthuval[AT uw DOT edu]

Webpage: http://sarala.puthuval.net

Research interests: Language contact, language maintenance and shift, sociolinguistics, phonetics, phonology, Mongolian.

Advisor: Sharon Hargus

 

Yasmine Romero

English

Email: yromer[AT uw DOT edu]

Research interests: Language attitudes and identity, gender studies, second language acquisition.

 

Michael Scanlon

Linguistics

Email: ms27[AT uw DOT edu]

Research interests: Research areas: dialect contact, social networks, sociophonetics, African American English.

Advisor: Alicia Beckford Wassink

 

Alumni

Jamie Andrus

MA year: 2009

Thesis: A sociophonetic investigation of creaky voice in Pacific Northwest English.

Research interests: Sociophonetics, Pacific Northwest dialect, Scandinavian languages (esp. Norwegian), Norwegian dialects.

Advisor: Alicia Beckford Wassink

 

Maria Burgess

Linguistics

PhD year: 2015

Dissertation: Faculty Attitudes Towards Heritage Language and Heritage Language Teaching Policy in Washington State Community College Spanish Departments.

Research interests: Phonetics, phonology, Mixtec, Nahuatl, Mexican dialects of Spanish, Linguistic syncretism, language policies.

Advisor: Betsy Evans

 

Valerie Freeman

Linguistics

PhD year: 2015

Dissertation: The Phonetics of Stance-taking.

Email: valerief[AT uw DOT edu]

Webpage: https://catalyst.uw.edu/workspace/valerief/6374/29485

Research interests: Sociophonetics, dialect differences, phonetic correlates of discourse functions.

Advisor: Richard Wright

 

Lisa Galvin

MA year: 2005

Thesis: Dubliners in Seattle: A sociophonetic analysis of Irish-English in the U.S.

Advisor: Alicia Beckford Wassink

 

Wendy C. Kempsell Jacinto

Linguistics

PhD year: 2015

Dissertation: Language attitudes and bilingualism in Turkish-German popular film.

Email: kempsell[AT uw DOT edu]

Research interests: Sociolinguistics, Phonetics, language mixing, Spanish, Turkish.

Advisor: Alicia Beckford Wassink

 

Lotus Jo-Fu Lin

Postdoctoral Fellow, ILABS, University of Washington

Research interests: Second language learning, bilingualism, interactions of memory and cognition in language acquisition, neuroimaging methods.

Advisor: Patricia Kuhl

 

Julia Colleen Miller

Linguistics

Research interests: Athabaskan phonetics, tone and tonogenesis, language contact, language/dialect variation, cartography, fieldwork.

Advisor: Sharon Hargus

 

Jay Munson

Program Manager, Text-to-Speech, Microsoft

PhD year: 2005

Dissertation: The relative degree of difficulty of L2 Spanish /d, t/, trill and tap by L1 English speakers: Auditory and acoustic methods of defining pronunciation accuracy.

Advisor: Alicia Beckford Wassink

 

John M. Riebold

Linguistics

PhD year: 2015

Dissertation: The Social Distribution of a Regional Change: /æg, ɛg, eg/ in Washington State.

Email: jmriebold[AT gmail DOT com]

Webpage: http://students.washington.edu/riebold/

Research interests: Sociolinguistics (Northwest English, vowel raising and merger), phonetics (lenition, glottalization, voice quality), sociophonetics.

Advisors: Alicia Beckford Wassink & Richard Wright

 

Chih-Chi Wen

MA year: 2003

Thesis: Phonological change in Atayal.

Advisor: Alicia Beckford Wassink