I’m happy to report that I successfully defended my dissertation today! The defense was held in the DigiLab (300 Main Library). The study itself is called “Vowel Dynamics of the Elsewhere Shift: A sociophonetic analysis of English in Cowlitz County, Washington.”

Me with my committee: Chad Howe, Peggy Renwick, and Bill Kretzschmar (skyping in).

Download my dissertation!

That’s the version that was submitted to the grad school, so it’s the official one. I’ll probably make a few tweaks here and there to the visuals and the way references are formatted in the future, but I’ll try to keep the page numbers the same.