I'm an assistant professor in the Cognitive and Linguistic Sciences program at Wellesley College. I'm also the director of the Sociolinguistics Lab.

This semester (fall 2019), I'm teaching Introduction to Linguistics (LING 114) and Sociolinguistics (LING 238). In the spring, I'll teach Language: Form and Meaning (LING 244) and a seminar on African American English (LING 338). 


My research is broadly focused on language variation and change. My most recent work examines syntactic change in the negation system of African American English in Philadelphia. Other projects I have worked on deal with the perception and acquisition of sociolinguistic variation, changes in the sound system of Philadelphia English(es), and syntactic change in general American English and French Guyanais Creole.