I’m a linguist, and I’m interested in social variation in language and language acquisition. My current research projects focus on issues that sit at the intersection of sociolinguistics, phonetics, and child language acquisition. I’m currently an Assistant Professor in the English Language and Literature Academic Group at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore.
Here are some of my academic interests
- Phonological acquisition in first and second languages
- Properties of and variation in child-directed speech
- Speech variability
- Social variation in language
- Language contact, dialects and ethnolinguistic repertoires
Where I’ve been
I completed a BA (Hons) in Education at the National Institute of Education, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore, and went on to obtain an MPhil in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics from the University of Cambridge, under the supervision of Prof. Francis Nolan. After which, I worked for the Ministry of Education for three years, first as a secondary school teacher, and then as a Curriculum Planning Officer at ministry headquarters. I completed a PhD (2022) in Theoretical and Applied Linguistics at the University of Cambridge under the supervision of Prof. Brechtje Post. Here’s my PhD thesis: [thesis]
I enjoy hiking, kayaking, playing on the piano, and eating. This is a picture of me enjoying a watermelon.
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