Upcoming Presentations

"A Mid-Century Peak for the Southern Vowel Shift: Evidence from Georgia" with Joseph A. Stanley, Jon Forrest, and Lelia Glass. Upcoming oral presentation at LabPhon18, the 18th Conference on Laboratory Phonology. June 23 – 25, 2022. 

"Accounting for /t/ palatalization across word boundaries in UK English" with Austin Brailey-Jones and Sara E. Miller. Upcoming poster presentation at LabPhon18, the 18th Conference on Laboratory Phonology. June 23 – 25, 2022. 

Recent Presentations

"Contrast and variation in three Romance vowel systems." Invited keynote address at the 52nd Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages (LSRL 52), University of Wisconsin-Madison. April 21 – 23, 2022. 

"Perspectives on Georgia vowels: From legacy to synchrony" with Joseph A. Stanley, Jon Forrest, and Lelia Glass. Oral presentation at ADS 2022. January 6 9, 2022. 

"A Linguistic Analysis of English Personal Names" with Savannah Jane Williams. Poster presentation at the 96th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Washington, D.C. January 6 – 9, 2022

"Social predictors of the wine-whine merger in the US South" with Keiko Bridwell. Oral presentation at NWAV 49, October 19 - 24, 2021. 

"100 Years of Georgia English" with Joseph A. Stanley. Oral presentation at NWAV 49, October 19 - 24, 2021. 

"Word-final palatalization and production planning in English" with Donald G. Dunagan. Poster presentation at Acoustics Virtually Everywhere, the 179th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. December 2020. 

"Mapping Southern spoken dialect features with Geographic Information Systems" with Jonathan A. Jones. Poster presentation at Acoustics Virtually Everywhere, the 179th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. December 2020. 

"Word-specific phonetics in a large Italian corpus." Oral presentation at Word-specific phenomena in the realization of vowel categories: methodological and theoretical perspectives. LabPhon 17 Satellite Workshop. October 1 – 2, 2020. 

"Back Vowel Distinctions and Dynamics in Southern US English" with Joey Stanley. Oral presentation at the 94th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. January 2020. [slides]

"Heterogeneity in Southern speech: evidence from the Mississippi [River] Delta" with Jonathan Jones. Oral presentation at the 2020 American Dialect Society Annual Meeting. January 2020.

"Improved Vowel Labeling for Prenasal Merger Using Customized Forced Alignment" with Yuanming Shi and Fred Maier. Poster presentation at the 178th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. December 2019.

"Detecting Southern vowel features with GIS mapping" with Jonathan Jones. Oral presentation at the 6th Annual Linguistics Conference at UGA. October 4, 2019.

"Diving into DASS: A multimedia exploration of Southern Speech" with Bailey Bigott. Oral presentation at the 6th Annual Linguistics Conference at UGA. October 4, 2019.

"Methods for noise reduction in a legacy speech corpus" with Lisa Lipani, Yuanming Shi, and Josh McNeill. Poster presentation at the 177th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. May 13 - 17, 2019.

"Reconciling perception with production in Southern speech" with Rachel Olsen, Joey Stanley, Mike Olsen, and Lisa Lipani. Oral presentation at ADS 2019. January 6, 2019. [poster]

"Lexical and geographic variation in Italian mid vowels." Poster presentation at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. January 4, 2019. [poster]

"Social factors in Southern US speech: acoustic analysis of a large-scale legacy corpus" with Joey Stanley. Poster presentation at the 93rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. January 3, 2019.

"Finding pockets of social variation in the Digital Archive of Southern Speech" with Joey Stanley. Oral presentation at the 5th Annual Linguistics Conference at UGA. October 12, 2018. 

"The impact of social factors on vowel duration in natural Southern speech" with Rachel M. Olsen. Oral presentation at the 85th Southeastern Conference on Linguistics. April 21, 2018. 

"Phonetic implementation of mid vowel contrasts across Italian varieties." Poster presentation at the 2018 meeting of the British Association of Academic Phoneticians. Canterbury, UK. April 12, 2018. [poster

"Dynamic trajectories of tense vs. lax vowels in the American South." Poster presentation at the 174th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. New Orleans, LA. December 7, 2017. [poster

"Acoustically quantifying /ai/ monophthongization in four southern dialect regions" with Rachel Miller Olsen and Michael L. Olsen. Poster presentation at the 174th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. New Orleans, LA. December 7, 2017. 

"Vowel Mergers in the American South" with Shawn C. Foster and Joseph A. Stanley. Poster presentation at the 174th Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. New Orleans, LA. December 5, 2017. 

Rachel Miller Olsen and Margaret E. L. Renwick. "Linking acoustic correlates of rhoticity to perception: How the past informs the present." Oral presentation at NWAV 46. Madison, WI. November 2 - 5, 2017. 

"Transcription and forced alignment of the Digital Archive of Southern Speech" with Michael L. Olsen, Rachel Miller Olsen, and Joseph A. Stanley. Poster presentation at the 173rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Boston, MA. June 29, 2017. [poster]

"An acoustic perspective on legacy data: Vowels in the Digital Archive of Southern Speech" with Joseph A. Stanley. Poster presentation at the 173rd Meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, Boston, MA. June 29, 2017. [poster] [Science News coverage

 

More recent presentations are listed on my CV.