I've recently started working with Lisa Sullivan, a PhD student at the University of Toronto, on a proposal to fund her as a postdoc next year. She is applying for a Canadian postdoctoral fellowship that would allow her to come work in my lab for two years on a project about prevelar raising (pronouncing words like bag and leg more like vague). The project would extend her dissertation work -- and my own "bag-beg-bagel" prevelar merger studies -- to map the phenomenon across North America, collect massive numbers of audio recordings online, and provide public education about dialect differences and linguistic discrimination, all in one interactive website or app. Lisa has a background in web development and experience incorporating writing practice into curriculum development, as well as her degrees in linguistics. We'll be lucky to have her!
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