Northern Arizona Vowels
lauren hall-lew is a reader in linguistics and English language in the School of Philosophy, Psychology, and Language Sciences at the University of Edinburgh. Raised in Flagstaff, Arizona, she received her B.A. in linguistics from the University of Arizona in 2002, where her pilot study of northern Arizona English vowels was first written up as a class term paper. She is a sociophonetician with current and past projects on language and identity, sociophonetic methods, and language com-modification. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
mirjam eiswirth is a doctoral candidate in linguistics and English language at the University of Edinburgh. Her work focuses on sociophonetic and prosodic variation in interaction and connects sociophonetic and interactional perspectives. She received her B.A. in integrated cultural studies from Jacobs University Bremen in 2013 and her M.S. in applied linguistics from the University of Edinburgh in 2014. In 2014/15 she worked at the University of Freiburg as a research assistant to Véronique Lacoste on sociophonetic variation in Haitian immigrants in Toronto. Her other work investigates interactional functions of code-switching, especially in informal learning contexts and in multilingual situations. E-mail: email@example.com.
mary-caitlyn valentinsson is a doctoral candidate in the joint anthropology and linguistics Ph.D. program at the University of Arizona. Her work focuses on the sociolinguistics of English and Spanish, as well as broader topics related to language, the mass media, and popular culture. In 2012, she received her B.A. in “Language, Culture, and Society” from the City University of New York’s Baccalaureate Program for Unique and Interdisciplinary Studies individualized degree program. In 2015 she received an M.A. in linguistics from the University of Arizona for research on variation in differential object marking in Dominican Spanish. Her other work has investigated the role of language, celebrity status, and fan identity, and her dissertation will focus on discourse-pragmatic variation and gender in fan communities in the United States and Argentina. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.
william cotter is a doctoral student in the joint anthropology and linguistics Ph.D. program at the University of Arizona. His work focuses on Arabic sociophonetics and vocalic change, dialect contact in the Arabic speaking world, and the influence of political conflict on language and social change. He received his B.I.S. in Middle Eastern studies from Georgia State University, and in 2013 received his M.A. in sociolinguistics of the Arab world from the University of Essex. His other work investigates discourse in the specialty coffee community in the United States, looking at how language serves as one means by which professional baristas establish themselves in a rapidly growing craft industry. E-mail: email@example.com.
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Lauren Hall-Lew, Mirjam Eiswirth, Mary-Caitlyn Valentinsson, William Cotter; Northern Arizona Vowels. Publication of the American Dialect Society 1 December 2017; 102 (1): 59–82. doi: https://doi.org/10.1215/00031283-4295288
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