Lab Director

Alicia Beckford Wassink

Associate Professor (Linguistics)

Office: Padelford A-217

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

Associate Professor (Linguistics)

Office: Guggenheim 415B

Email: rawright[AT uw DOT edu]

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

Assistant Professor (Linguistics)

Email: evansbe[AT uw DOT edu]

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

 

Students

Laura Panfili

Linguistics

Email: lpanfili[AT uw DOT edu]

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

 

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

 

Maria Burgess

Linguistics

Email: mapnea[AT uw DOT edu]

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

 

Valerie Freeman

Linguistics

Email: valerief[AT uw DOT edu]

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

Research interests: Sociophonetics: Pacific Northwest English, dialect differences, sound change, phonetic correlates to discourse markers.

Advisor: Richard Wright

 

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.

 

Wendy C. Kempsell Jacinto

Linguistics

Email: kempsell[AT uw DOT edu]

Research interests: Code-switching, Sociophonetics, Spanish, Turkish, German.

Advisor: Alicia Beckford Wassink

 

Julia Colleen Miller

Linguistics

Email: jcmiller[AT uw DOT edu]

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

 

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.

 

John M. Riebold

Linguistics

Email: riebold[AT uw DOT edu]

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

 

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]

Webpage: http://students.washington.edu/ms27/

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

 

Alumni

Jamie Andrus

MA year: 2009

Advisor: Alicia Beckford Wassink

 

Lisa Galvin

MA year: 2005

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

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

 

Jay Munson

Program Manager, Text-to-Speech, Microsoft

PhD year: 2005

Thesis: 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

 

Chih-Chi Wen

MA year: 2003

Thesis: Phonological change in Atayal.

Advisor: Alicia Beckford Wassink