Ph.D. Student
Graduate School Research Assistant

Contact Info

Keiko is a first-year Ph.D. student specializing in sociophonetics. Her research interests include variationist approaches to dialects of American English, specifically rural Southern American English.  She also has research experience in psycholinguistics.

Education:

Keiko graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2019 with a M.A. in Linguistics, and in 2017 with a BARSC degree.

Selected Publications:

Dalola, A., & Bridwell, K. (2019). The Shape of [u]: Towards a Typology of Final Vowel Devoicing in Continental French. ICPhS 2019 (pp. 1174-1178).

Bridwell, K. (2019). The Distribution of [ʍ]: An Acoustic Analysis of Sociophonetic Factors Governing the Wine-Whine Merger in Southern American English (Master’s thesis).

Bridwell, K. (2017). Processing Differences in Reading Alliteration and Rhyme: An Eye-Movement Study (Senior thesis).