I recently started a Postdoctoral Fellow at Carnegie Mellon University.  I work in the ArticuLab under Justine Cassell, researching how educational technologies can improve the classroom climate around stigmatized language varieties. 

Under the guidance of John Rickford and Bill Labov, I’m leading the reading analysis of oral reading from 1035 adults who participated in the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Moving to Opportunity (MTO) residential mobility study (reported in Rickford & Ludwig 2013).

My dissertation, “Animacy in Morphosyntactic Variation” focused on variation in English varieties, especially African American English. I am especially interested in literacy, language discrimination, teacher training, and educational policies on language variation.



NWAV talk with Kobey Shwayder and Soohyun Kwon

        Cyclic degrading: Strict cyclicity meets variable rules