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Priscilla Shin

About Priscilla Shin

Priscilla Shin is a graduate student in the joint Anthropology and Linguistics (ANLI) PhD program. Her current interests are in examining variation in Singapore English and how language variation and other semiotic practices (i.e., social practices, education, peer groups, etc.) are used to negotiate "proper" identities. She is also interested in investigating how macro-level beliefs and practices (such as language ideology) trickle into micro-level linguistic processes. In this respect, she works on the production and perception of voice onset timing (VOT) in Singapore English. She is currently doing her dissertation fieldwork in Singapore. 

Courses Taught

LING320 - Language and Social Issues (Summer 2014)

LING211 - Meaning in Language and Society (Spring 2014)

LING201 - Introduction to Linguistics (Fall 2012)

LING150 - Mind, Self, & Language (Spring 2011)

Research Interests

Research interests: sociolinguistics, linguistic anthropology, sociophonetics, indexicality, enregisterment, voice onset time, Singapore English

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Contact Information


M.A., Linguistics, University of Arizona, 2012

B.A., Linguistics, University of Pittsburgh, 2009