Assistant Professor of Germanic Studies & Linguistics
Graduate Coordinator
2016-2018 Lilly Teaching Fellow

Contact Info

207 Joe Brown Hall
Office Hours:
Tuesday 2:00-3:00pm
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
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I teach courses in sociolinguistics and historical linguistics, working primarily within the Germanic family of languages. My research seeks to better understand the social factors and typological tendencies affecting language change; and the social, economic and community factors that affect language shift, particularly in heritage communities.

Recent publications include the chapter on Germanic in The Indo-European Languages (Routledge, 2017), co-authored with Joe Salmons; and two special issues of Journal of Language Contact (2018), which I co-edited with Joshua R. Brown.