Research Interests

DISSERTATION PROJECT

Discourses of sexual ethics among Baptists in the United States

OTHER PROJECTS

  • Language, gender, and sexuality in religious contexts
  • Language policy and religion
  • Sociolinguistic justice and community-engaged research
PAST PROJECTS
  • Phonoaesthetic interpretation
  • Southern Vowel Shift in Texas dialects
  • Allomorphy of the Italian definite article
  • Women's role in the development of Krio in West Africa
  • Bilingualism and codeswitching in south Texas
  • Structure of disagreement
  • Pragmatics of nonhumorous uses of laughter
  • Negotiating meaning through embodied action
  • Current pragmatic uses of y'all
  • Issues in bilingual data collection
  • School Kids Investigating Language in Life and Society (SKILLS) high school academic outreach project