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Education/Academic qualification

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Stanford University
Ethnicity and Phonetic Variation in a San Francisco Neighborhood

Biography

Hometown: Flagstaff, Arizona, USA. Undergraduate: University of Arizona. Postgraduate: Stanford University. Previous post: Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Oxford.

Research Interests

Sociolinguistics; phonetic variation and change in English

Research Groups

Visiting and Research Positions

2010–Present Lecturer in Sociolinguistics, School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences, Linguistics and English Language, University of Edinburgh

2009–2010 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Sociolinguistics, Faculty of English Language and Literature (ELL), Faculty of Linguistics, Philology and Phonetics (LPP), University of Oxford

2009–2010 Early Career Development Research Fellow, Wolfson College, University of Oxford

Teaching

Course Organiser

  • Sociolinguistics (Honours)
  • Special Topics in Sociolinguistics (MSc)
  • Research Methods in Linguistics and English Language (Honours)

Co-instructor or Guest Lecturer

  • Linguistics and English Language 1 (Prehonours)
  • Introduction to Sociolinguistics (MSc) 

Administrative Roles

  • 2012–Present SAIL/Linguistics Pathway Convenor & Edinburgh Representative for the ESRC DTC/DTP
  • 2012–Present Organiser of Language Variation and Change Research Group
  • 2011–Present Chair of PPLS Research Ethics Committee, Member of LEL Research Ethics Committee
  • 2010–Present Organiser of Sociolinguistics Reading Group

Qualifications

September 2009 Ph.D. in Linguistics- Stanford University
January 2007 M.A. in Linguistics- Stanford University
August 2002 B.A. in Linguistics (summa cum laude)- University of Arizona

Additional Coursework

2007 LSA Linguistic Institute, Stanford University

2006 Summer Cooperative African Languages Institute (SCALI), Indiana University

2001 Study Abroad, Kunming, People's Republic of China, School for internatioanl training & Yunnan Normal University

2000 Study Abroad, Rothenburg ob der Tauber, Germany, Goethe Institut 

Websites

Research outputs

  1. Elizabeth T. Uldall: Innovations in Phonetic Method and Theory

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

  2. Regional and Social Variation in Scottish T-glottaling

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  3. A phonetic analysis of the which~witch merger in Edinburgh, Scotland

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

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Research activities & awards

  1. Language Ideology and Linguistic Variation

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  2. Sound Change and Social Change

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesInvited talk

  3. Elizabeth T. Uldall: Innovations in Phonetic Method and Theory

    Activity: Academic talk or presentation typesOral presentation

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Research projects

  1. Social Class & Linguistic Variation in Edinburgh in 1975

    Project: University Awarded Project Funding

  2. UK - Mexico Visiting Chair

    Project: University Awarded Project Funding

  3. Linguistic Attitudes among Tour Guides in Edinburgh

    Project: University Awarded Project Funding

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Research press coverage

  1. The politics of pronunciation

    Press/Media: Expert Comment

  2. Unidos por la lengua

    Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

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