Alicia Beckford Wassink

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Education

Ph.D., University of Michigan, Linguistics

1999

"A Sociophonetic Analysis of Jamaican Vowels."  Co-chairs: Patrice Speeter Beddor, A. Lesley Milroy.  Dissertation nominated for Horace H. Rackham Distinguished Dissertation Award.

B.A., Houghton College, NY

1990

Communication, Creative Writing, Spanish minor.  Summa cum laude.

 

Areas of specialization: Sociolinguistics (social network theory, phonological variation, language ideology, language attitudes), Acoustic phonetics (spectral and temporal characteristics of vowels), Creole linguistics (Jamaican Creole phonetics and phonology), Sociolinguistic competence in children