I am a Postdoctoral Scholar in the linguistics department at Brown University.
I have a Ph.D. in linguistics from the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY). My research interests include sociolinguistics, phonetics, language variation and change, contact linguistics and bilingualism.
My primary research centers on variation and change in contemporary Hasidic Yiddish spoken in New York, of which I am a native speaker. I also work on prewar European Yiddish dialects. My current project investigates regional variation in Central Yiddish vowels using data from the Corpus of Spoken Yiddish in Europe (CSYE), which is based on Holocaust testimonies.
This is an interactive website displaying some Hasidic Yiddish data (in progress).
|The Graduate Center, CUNY New York, NY
Teachers College, Columbia University New York, NY
SUNY Empire State College Saratoga Springs, NY
SUNY Rockland Community College Suffern, NY
Language is the armory of the human mind, and at once contains the trophies of its past and the weapons of its future conquests.
~Samuel Taylor Coleridge