I’m excited to announce I’ve been accepted to present at the first iteration of the Diversity and Variation in Language Conference (DiVar1), which will be held at Emory University in Atlanta February 10–11. I’m excited to hear that many of my collegues at UGA have also been accepted, so it should be a fun day for us.

In a nutshell I’m showing that in word lists people pronounce pull and pole the same but Mary and merry different, but in a minimal pair task, pull and pole are separate while Mary and merry are the same. I spent the summer in Washington state, and I’m only looking at a little less than 3% of everything I recorded for this conference.

I’ll post a summary of the presentation and the slides once the conference is over. Stay tuned.