Alice Drozdiak - UNC Linguistics

Alice Drozdiak

Linguistics Department - University of North Carolina - 103C Smith Building, CB#3155 - Chapel Hill, NC 27599-3155 - drozdiak (at) unc (dot) edu

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Spring 2011 marks my fifth semester in UNC's graduate program for linguistics. I
recently held a successful defense of my MA, and revisions and deposit are currently

My research focuses on acoustic phonetics, specifically as related to prosodic
phenomena. I am especially interested in tone. My MA thesis explores the phono-
logical domain of pitch accent in English and its interaction with right-edge
word boundaries.

My short-term career goals involve using my background in language and education
in the non-profit sector, specifically for projects focused on women's advocacy.

Please click here for my professional resume.


  • Masters, Linguistics (UNC, May 2011, deposit pending)

  • TESOL* Certification (Oxford Seminars, 2010)

  • Bachelors, Linguistics (Dickinson College, 2008)

  • Certificate in Latin American Studies (Dickinson College, 2008)

  • *Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages.


  • 2011. Drozdiak, Alice. Distinguishing Pitch Accent from Word-Final Lengthening in English: Hyperarticulation as a Diagnostic. Paper presented at 27th Northwest Linguistics Conference. Victoria, BC, Canada.

  • 2008. Drozdiak, Alice. Code-switching in College discourse. Poster session at WSS4: Fourth International Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics. Albany, NY.

  • Professional Activities

  • Spectrogram Lunch, present. I coordinate a department lunch every two weeks that includes a mystery spectrogram for everyone to decode together.

  • Linguistics Teaching Assistant, 2010, 2009. Starting in Fall 2009 up to the present, I have acted as a Teaching Assistant for Ling 101.

  • UNC Linguistics Department Spring Colloquium, 2010. I was a co-coordinator with Anne Bakken for our Department Colloquium. Guest speakers
    included Lisa Green (University of Massachusetts) and Peter Gordon (University of North Carolina).

  • Spanish Teaching Assistant, 2008-2009. For the 2008-2009 academic year, I acted as a Teaching Assistant for the Department of Romance Languages
    teaching Spanish.

  • Professional Organizations

  • Linguistics Society of America. Student member.

  • Useful Stuff

  • Test-taking Strategies to help you through college.