Keiko is a fourth-year Ph.D. student specializing in sociophonetics. Her current research focuses on variationist analyses of Southern American English, specifically with regard to the variable /hw/. She also has experience in psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic research. Keiko works as a research assistant in Linguistics and in the library's Digital Humanities Lab, where she gives workshops on Excel and R and assists faculty and students with project development and technical questions. Keiko received her master's degree in Linguistics from the University of South Carolina.
Keiko graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2019 with a M.A. in Linguistics, and in 2017 with a BARSC degree.
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).