Assistant Professor of Linguistics at Virginia Tech; firstname.lastname@example.org
I'm a sociophonetician (or phonesociolinguist?) using primarily experimental methods to investigate what speech production, speech perception, and people perception (based on speech), can tell us about language cognition.
I'm co-director of The Speech Lab at Virginia Tech, on the committee for the Language Sciences Minor at VT, and a member of VTLx. I've been heavily involved in organizing SECOL 2018, SVALP 2016, CUNY 2014, CIMSA, and the Workshop on Social Meaning.
Here's my CV! Below you can access my publications!
Walker, Abby (forthcoming). The effect of long-term second dialect exposure on sentence transcription in noise. To appear in Journal of Phonetics.
Walker, Abby, Christina García, Yomi Cortés & Kathryn Campbell-Kibler (2014). Comparing social meanings across listener and speaker groups: the indexical field of Spanish /s/. Language Variation and Change 26: 169–189.
Campbell-Kibler, Kathryn, Abby Walker, Shontael Elward & Katie Carmichael (2014). Apparent time and network effects on long-term cross-dialect accommodation among college students. University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics: Selected Papers from NWAV 42, 20 (2).
Walker, Abby (2007). The effect of phonetic detail on perceived speaker age and social class. In J. Trouvain & W. J. Barry (eds.), Proceedings of the 16th International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS), Saarbrucken, Germany, 6–10 August 2007.
Docherty, Gerry, Jennifer Hay & Abby Walker (2006) Sociophonetic patterning of phrase-final /t/ in New Zealand English. In P. Warren & C. Watson (eds.), Proceedings of the 11th Australasian International Conference on Speech Science & Technology, University of Auckland, New Zealand, December 6-8, 2006.