Katie Drager - Assistant Professor in Sociolinguistics
I am an assistant professor in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa. I specialize in sociolinguistics and phonetics. My research examines the link between the way that someone sounds when they talk and that speaker's social characteristics. I am especially interested in aspects of identity as well as the links between different levels of the grammar (e.g., effects of token frequency). I use ethnographic, variationist, and experimental methods in my work, and I look at both speech production and speech perception.
In addition to teaching, I am director of the Sociolinguistics Lab, co-director of the Charlene Sato Center for Pidgin, Creole and Dialect Studies, and convener of the In-Group and co-convener of Da Pidgin Coup. I am also the Coordinator of the Language Analysis and Experimentation Labs.
I am currently accepting new PhD and MA students for Spring 2015. I am especially interested in working with students on sociolinguistic variation in indigenous and minority languages and/or students who wish to combine qualitative and quantitative methods in their work.
University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa
Department of Linguistics
561 Moore Hall
1890 East-West Road