Current Members

Lab Director

Alicia Beckford Wassink


Department of Linguistics

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

Betsy Evans

Associate Professor

Department of Linguistics

Sociophonetics, Pacific Northwest English, imitation of dialects, attitudes to language variation.

Solvita Burr

Visiting Lecturer and Postdoctoral Researcher

Department of Scandinavian Studies/ University of Latvia

Baltic studies, linguistic landscape, language policy and management, language power, beliefs, and attitudes, edusemiotics and language acquisition.

Richard Wright


Department of Linguistics

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

Student Lab Members

Sunkulp (Sunny) Ananthanarayan

Department of Linguistics

Amazonian Languages, Computational Tools, Endangered Languages, Field Research Methods, Language Attitudes, Documentation, Morphology, Sociolinguistics, Sociophonetics, Typology.

Advisor: Myriam Lapierre

Flo Humbert

Department of Linguistics

Sociophonetics, Variationist Sociolinguistics, Dialectology, Perceptual Dialectology, Language Variation and Change.


Ty Gill-Saucier

Department of Linguistics

Sociophonetics, Dialectology, Automated Speech Recognition for non-standard dialects, Language Attitudes, Historical Linguistics, Romance Linguistics, Latin Sociolinguistics.

Advisor: Betsy Evans

Katie Lindekugel

Department of Linguistics

Applied Linguistics, Language Acquisition, Sociolinguistics, Language Attitudes, Historical Linguistics.

Advisor: Alicia Beckford Wassink/Naja Ferjan Ramirez

Cassie Maz

Department of Linguistics

NLP, Sign Language Translation, ASL, Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis.

Advisor: Shane Steinert-Threlkeld

Yadi Peng

Department of Linguistics

Sociophonetics, language attitudes, and sign languages.

Advisor: Alicia Beckford Wassink

Research Affiliates

Alex Panicacci

Visiting Research Scholar

Department of Psychology, Department of Linguistics

Research Interests: Linguistic, cultural, and racial diversity; Acculturation tendencies; Race, ethnicity, and prototypicality; Multilingual, multicultural, and multiracial identities; Migration; Emotions in different languages; Affective socialisation; Sociolinguistic practices; Personality traits; Self-perceptions in different languages; Social identity and stereotypes.

Campion Fellin

CLOx Team Member

UW Linguistics Alumni

Research Interests: Sociolinguistics, NLP, ASR

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