Ph.D. Student

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Keiko is a first-year Ph.D. student specializing in sociophonetics. Her research interests include variationist approaches to dialects of American English, specifically rural Southern American English.  She also has research experience in psycholinguistics.


Keiko graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2019 with a M.A. in Linguistics, and in 2017 with a BARSC degree.

Selected Publications:

Bridwell, K. (2019). The Distribution of [ʍ]: An Acoustic Analysis of Sociophonetic Factors Governing the Wine-Whine Merger in Southern American English (Master’s thesis).

Dalola, A. and Bridwell, K. (in press). The shape of [u]: Towards a Typology of Final Vowel Devoicing in Continental French. In ICPhS 2019.