Laura McPherson is Associate Professor of Linguistics at Dartmouth College. Her research is driven by primary fieldwork and in-depth description of tonal languages, primarily in West Africa. Congratulations Laura!
Dr. Monica Nesbitt is leading a team of Dartmouth sociolinguistics researchers interviewing Black/African Americans as part of Dartmouth's Linguistics Program's effort to document life and language in New England.
Her project is titled "Phonetic and Phonological Structure in Musical Surrogate Languages." During this five-and-a-half year grant, Prof. McPherson and her team will conduct field research in multiple sites: Ghana, Liberia, Cameroon, Nigeria, Papua New Guinea, Vietnam, Thailand, and Burkina Faso.