Most broadly, I'm interested in the cognitive, pragmatic and social factors that shape language use in interaction.
My dissertation aims to examine the construction of sociolinguistic style from a cognitive and semiotic perspective: how do listeners come to interpret particular bundles of linguistic features as distinct from another?
Previously, I have examined how social and phonetic factors affect linguistic convergence in tandem, and I have also worked on disfluencies in acquisition, examining how children learn to use pragmatic markers like um and uh to signal production delays in conversation.
I presented some of this work at LSA 2017 [poster] and IASCL 2017 [poster]. BTW: For that project, I annotated a large portion of the Providence Corpus for turn-type. I'm currently tidying up the code and annotation, but in the meantime, please email me if you're interested in the data.