Presentations

“That Hoboken near the Gulf of Mexico:” What (r) can tell us about English in New York City and New Orleans. Paper to be presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 43, Chicago IL, October 2014.

“Ideologies of Non-Accent: Linking Perception and Production in Oregon English.” With Anna Aden and Katelyn Best. Paper presented at Cascadia Workshop in Sociolinguistics (CWSL), University of Victoria, March 2014.

“Keep Portland Weird: Vowels in Oregon English.” With Anna Aden, Katelyn Best, Rena Dimes, Juan Flores, and Haley Jacobson. Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 42, Pittsburgh, PA, October 2013.

“Operationalizing Place: /r/ vocalization and place ideology on New York City’s Lower East Side. Poster presented at The Ohio State University Linguistics Department Symposium on Place, Columbus, OH, April 2013. 

“(R) we there yet? The state of coda /r/ vocalization on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.” Paper to be presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 41, October 2012. Download a PDF of the PPT presentation here.

“Vowels and ethnicity on Manhattan’s Lower East Side.” Paper presented as part of a panel, “New perspectives on the concept of ethnolect,” Annual Meeting of the Linguistics Society of America (LSA), Portland, OR, January 2012.

“What happens when the roadblock to merger is lifted? The low back vowels in New York City English.” With Amy Wing-Mei Wong. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of American (LSA), Portland, OR, January 2012.

"The social meaning(s) of raised BOUGHT in New York City: A perceptual approach." Paper presented at New Ways of Analayzing Variation, Georgetown University, October 2011. Downlaod a PDF of the Powerpoint here.

"It’s c[æ]ts and d[ø]gs out there: Speakers, groups, and community on the Lower East Side of Manhattan." Colloquium presented at the University of Oregon, February 4, 2011.

“Back Vowels on Manhattan’s Lower East Side: A current look at New York City English.”  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Dialect Society, (ADS), Baltimore, MD, January 2010.

“The current state of BOUGHT-raising on Manhattan’s Lower East Side: Who uses Coffee Talk?” Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), Baltimore, MD, January 2010.

Talking social conflict: Recursivity and reflexivity on the Lower East Side of New York City. Paper presented in the panel "Reflexivity, Register, and the Ends of Ethnographic Analysis," at the Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association (AAA), Philadelphia, 2009.

Is Coffee Talk Lost? BOUGHT-Raising on Manhattan's Lower East Side. Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 38, University of Ottowa, 2009.

The short-a system in white and minority speakers of New York City English (with Amy Wing-Mei Wong). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), San Francisco, January 2009.

The short-a system of New York City English: An update (with Amy Wing-Mei Wong). Poster presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 37, Rice University, 2008.

The vowel phonologies of African American and white New Yorkers (with Elizabeth L. Coggshall). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America (LSA), Chicago, Illinois, January 2008.

/r/, Place and Identity in New York City's Lower East Side. Paper presented at CLASP (Conference on Language and Social Practice), Boulder Colorado, October 2007.

The Individual Low Front Vowel Systems of New York City English Speakers. Paper presented at the CUNY/SUNY/NYU Graduate Student Conference, March 2006.

The Low Back Vowel Distinction in New York City English (with Jocelyn Doxsey, Marcos Rohena-Madrazo, and Amy Wong). Poster presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 34, New York University, 2005.