I am a doctoral candidate in linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania.
My research interests are in language history, phonological change, and sociolinguistics, with a focus on Arabic. My dissertation considers phonological variation in post-velar consonants in a dialect of Moroccan Arabic, and other projects explore linguistic archaism and the reasons for diglossia. My dissertation proposal is available here .
Recent unpublished research projects include agent-based models of norm emergence in language contact using NetLogo and the role of chain shifts in maintaining isogloss bundles in Syrian dialects of Arabic . For my published articles on Arabic dialect history, Akkadian morphophonology, and archaic morphology in Old English texts, see my CV below.
For recent conference presentations and other relevant info, please visit my CV below.