Jennifer Nycz

Principle Investigator

Dr. Jennifer Nycz is an assistant professor in the Department of Linguistics at Georgetown University. Her research focuses on the linguistic and social factors affecting accent variation, and what this variation can tell us about how words and their sounds are represented in the mind.  See for more information on her research, publications, and teaching.


Yoojin Kang

Research Assistant

Yoojin Kang is a Ph.D. student in Sociolinguistics at Georgetown University. Before coming to Georgetown, she worked as an associate researcher in the Korean Language and Culture Center, which is affiliated with the Korean Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Her research interests include second dialect acquisition, sociolinguistic variation, language and identity, and forensic linguistics.

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Katharina Pabst

Research Assistant

Katharina Pabst is a Ph.D. student in Linguistics at The University of Toronto. Her research interests include language variation and change over the lifespan, stylistic variation, dialectology, and sociolinguistic language documentation.



Susan Cohen

Research Assistant

Susan Cohen is a freelance writer based in New York. She has extensive feature and interview experience, which includes having interviewed over 85 New Yorkers from all walks of life. Susan has an M.A. in Forensic Linguistics from Hofstra University.