Department of Linguistics
University of California, Berkeley
Office: 1216 Dwinelle Hall
(lastname)@berkeley.eduCV Office Hours
I am an Assistant Professor in the Department of Linguistics at UC Berkeley and a faculty director of the Sociolinguistics Lab at Berkeley (SLaB). I am also affiliated with the Center for Jewish Studies.
My research interests include sociolinguistic variation, language maintenance, language change, and language standardization. I address these broad areas by studying the factors that constrain phonetic and grammatical variation in contemporary Yiddish. I am also interested in computational methods (e.g., the use of online corpora) and in syntactic theory and analysis, especially the mechanisms that account for optionality and variation.
I am currently developing a corpus of conversational Yiddish from video-recorded Holocaust survivor testimonies, supported by a CAREER grant from the National Science Foundation.
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