1101 E 10th St, Bloomington IN 47405
vdfreema at iu.edu
As a sociophonetician, my research concerns variation in phonetic production and perception. I have recently investigated prosodic features of stance (how intonation conveys attitudes/opinions), a vowel merger in Pacific Northwest English (where "bag, egg, vague" can rhyme), and the speech intelligibility of deaf children with cochlear implants (how well their speech is understood).
I am currently a postdoctoral research fellow in the Speech Research Lab in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences at Indiana University. I earned my PhD and MA in Linguistics at the University of Washington, where I worked in the Phonetics Lab and taught linguistics and Spanish.
Starting August 2017, I will be an assistant professor in Communication Sciences & Disorders at Oklahoma State University.