Though my work spans several subfields of linguistics, my primary interests lie in psycholinguistics and sociolinguistics.
Multilingualism and cognition
How do multilinguals manage and interact with several languages without deficits in communication?
Do the cognitive mechanisms facilitating multilingual communication adapt as language knowledge undergoes changes in acquisition and attrition contexts, or are they static capacities?
Is language attrition fundamentally an issue of access to language knowledge, and if not, how does attrition affect dimensions such as morphosyntactic and phonetic perception and production?
What are the neural and cognitive bases of cross-linguistic transfer?
Methodology: cognitive tasks, eye-tracking, grammaticality judgments, surveys
Socio- and forensic linguistics
How does language use vary across varieties and social groups?
How has the internet influenced or changed previously identified trends in language usage?
Which aspects of language production might result in unconscious bias against speakers from a stigmatized group or of a stigmatized variety?
To what extent, if any, should traditional language groupings be considered a monolith versus a collection of distinct varieties?
How do multilinguals characterize their language knowledge, and what are the sociolinguistic and methodological implications of discrepancies between self-identification and prescribed group membership?
What can extralinguistic style choices reveal about cognition or social factors during language production?
How do linguistic biases affect courtroom outcomes?
Methodology: corpus linguistics, acoustic analysis, grammaticality judgments, surveys, interviews