Hi, I'm Aini Li

About Me


Department of Linguistics
University of Pennsylvania
3401-C Walnut Street
Philadelphia,PA 19104-6228 USA

Hi there! I'm a second-year PhD student at the Department of Linguistics of the University of Pennsylvania.

My research interests are mainly concerned with sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics.
In particular, I am interested in the production and perception of language variation.
My advisor is Meredith Tamminga.

I am primarily affiliated with the Language Variation and Cognition Lab.
I work with Dave Embick at the Embick lab.
I also work with Gareth Roberts at the Cultural Evolution of Language Lab.
I’m also part of the Language and Communication Sciences initiative at Penn.

Before coming to Penn, I earned my Bachelor's degrees in English and International Politics at Shandong University, and my MA in foreign languages and literatures at
Shanghai Jiao Tong University.