Sam Gray

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Cohort Year: 2017
Advisor(s): Jason Riggle
Research Interests: Phonology, Phonetics, Sociolinguistics, Morphology

I'm interested primarily in phonology, phonetics, and cognitive science, though I do tend to dabble. Recent work has delved into cross-linguistic variation in sign language prosody and experimental work on the perception of vowel shifts; my current dissertation research involves acoustic cues of gender in speech and how they interact with other social factors such as sexuality. I received my B.A. with honors from Swarthmore College, where I worked on reduplication in the Munda language family and the verbal morphology of Navajo. Other academic and non-academic interests include machine learning, constructed languages, scuba diving and underwater photography, and spoiling my cat absolutely rotten.