CurrentĀ research:

  • Language, gender, and ideology in online feminist discourse
  • Language ideology and bilingualism in US politics
  • Nonstandard abbreviations: a function of space constraints or style?

Past research:

  • Semantics of aspect in African American English
  • Politeness and aggression in political speech, especially as encoded in reference and direct address of political adversaries
  • Verlan and ethnic identity formation in France
  • Noun class morphology in Medumba, a Grassfields language spoken in Cameroon (with Dr. Cathy O’Connor and other BU students)
  • Stress/syllable timedness categorization (with Dr. Jonathan Barnes and other BU students)
  • Effects of prosody on perception of center-embedded sentences (with Dr. Janet Fodor and other CUNY students)
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