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jengriff (at) email.unc.edu
Jen is a PhD candidate who is mainly interested in dialect variation and phonological models of variation. Her current research involves documenting the phonetic and phonological differences between the various dialects of Sgaw Karen that are spoken by the Karen community in Chapel Hill.
broadr (at) live.unc.edu
BA Linguistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2013)
Rachel is a second year Master’s student who is interested in phonetics, phonology and Japanese linguistics as well as natural language processing. She works as a research assistant for the Sporklab research group.
jkg (at) live.unc.edu
BA International Studies, Croft Institute for International Studies at the University of Mississippi (2009)
MA Linguistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2012)
Kline is a fifth-year student whose main interests are morphology, syntax, and morphosyntax. He is particularly interested in compounding and the morphosyntax of compounds, as well as the Germanic languages.
linghix (at) email.unc.edu
BA Linguistics, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (2006)
MA Linguistics, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (2010)
Caleb’s research is on the typology of grammatical alignment in indigenous North American languages. Other work involves case marking in Tibetan and video-based approaches to language documentation. He passes the time practicing rare speech sounds.
melindjj (at) live.unc.edu
BA in Modern Languages (w/ Spanish Concentration) from Univ. of Louisiana at Monroe
Melinda is a second year MA student. Much of her linguistic research has been in English usage in South Korean popular media as a socio-cultural indicator.
Kayleigh Reyes is a second year MA student. Her research focuses on Sociolinguistics and Sociophonetics, particularly pitch variations related to audience design model, as well as feature economy.
amyrey (at) email.unc.edu