Year 1 at USC -- complete!
My first year as a faculty member at the University of South Carolina has flown by! I'm grateful for the positive connections I've made with colleagues and students, I've enjoyed teaching Spring courses on Creole and Pidgin languages and African American English, and I made my first trip by plane since the COVID-19 outbreak to present with research collaborators at the 2023 LSA in Denver. Feeling hopeful that the fall will bring new adventures!
First Semester at USC
It's been an exciting first semester at the University of South Carolina! I've thoroughly enjoying getting better acquainted with my new community, teaching my first graduate course (LING 744 Language Contact Phenomena), and sharing my individual and collaborative research with others this semester, and I'm looking forward to what 2023 has in store. Here are a handful of the highlights...
Virtual Invited Talk for the University at Buffalo's Creolist Workshop
Virtual Invited Talk for GA Tech, School of Modern Languages
Virtual Talk at the 5th Intl. Conference of the American Pragmatics Association
Virtual Invited Talk for UNC, Chapel Hill, Linguistics
Joining the Faculty
I am thrilled to announce that this fall, I am joining the University of South Carolina’s Department of English and Linguistics Program as an Assistant Professor! So many mentors, family members, and friends came together to support my job search. I am grateful to them for their support and to U of SC’s vibrant community of language scholars for welcoming me so warmly.
Virtual Zoom Event, March 2022
I am excited to share that on March 14, 2022 I successfully defended my dissertation: Powerful "Little Words" in Contact and in Context: Pragmatic Markers in Kwéyòl Donmnik, English, and French. I am so grateful for the support of my Committee (Marlyse Baptista, Sarah Thomason, Susan Gelman, and Diana Ranson), of my family, and of all the friends and fellow scholars who walked with me along the way.
LSA Annual Meeting
I kicked off the new year by participating virtually in the LSA annual meeting. My talk "Intuitions, Corpora, and Literature: Examining Pragmatic Markers in Kwéyòl Donmnik, English, and French" detailed my dissertation work, which incorporates corpus analysis, speakers' metalinguistic knowledge, and an experimental task into a project centered on pragmatic markers in Kwéyòl and its superstrates.
Creole Languages and Linguistics Teaching Workshop
LCUGA7 Conference Talk
UofSC Colloquium Talk
UM Preparing Future Faculty Seminar
UC Davis Language Research Symposium
UofSC Student Research Symposium
UGA Linguistics Digital Colloquium
U of M Linguistics Graduate Student Colloquium
LSA Annual Meeting
Yale University's "Meaning in Flux"
Dominica Country Conference
LSA & SPCL Annual Meetings
Kwéyòl Donmnik Fieldwork
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