- 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
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.
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
Linguistics Society of America. Student member.
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