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!

The version linked above is a revision that I’ve made after correcting some small typos. Click here to view the official, submitted version.