About

I am a Postdoctoral Scholar in the linguistics department at University of California, Berkeley.

I have a Ph.D. in linguistics program from the Graduate Center, City University of New York (CUNY).

My research interests include sociolinguistics, phonetics, language variation and change, sociocultural linguistics, 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 am currently working on a new Yiddish corpus, the Corpus of Spoken Yiddish in Europe (CSYE), using data from archival Holocaust testimonies.

This is an interactive website displaying some Hasidic Yiddish data (in progress).

Education

The Graduate Center, CUNY   New York, NY
  • PhD: Linguistics (2021)
  • M.Phil: Linguistics (2019)

Teachers College, Columbia University   New York, NY

  •  MA: Applied Linguistics (2011)

SUNY Empire State College   Saratoga Springs, NY

  • BA: Cultural Studies/English Literature (2008)

SUNY Rockland Community College   Suffern, NY

  • AA: Liberal Arts and Humanities (2006)

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

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