Monica K. Nesbitt-Williams

Academic Appointments

Postdoctoral Fellow, Society of Fellows

Monica is a sociolinguist who specializes in phonological (speech sounds) variation and change, with a focus on North American varieties of English.  Utilizing a variety of quantitative methods, e.g. speech perception, priming, Electroencephalography (EEG), implicit attitudes, and acoustic analyses, her research explores the social mechanisms by which these varieties are maintained and altered.  Her most recent work explored the impact of economic change on the Michigan English accent. She is happy to join Professor James N. Stanford on a project examining changes to the New England accent.

Reed Hall
HB 6220
Education: 
Michegan State University