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Keiko Bridwell

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Ph.D. Candidate
DigiLab Research Assistant

Keiko is a Ph.D candidate specializing in sociophonetics. Her research focuses on the intersection of linguistic variation and identity in Southern American English, frequently with regard to the variable /hw/. She also has experience in psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic research. Keiko works as a research assistant in the DigiLab in the library's Department of Research and Computational Data Management, where she gives workshops on digital tools such as 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 in Linguistics.


Willson Center Graduate Research Award

Selected Publications:

Bridwell, K., & Renwick, M. E. (2023). Race, place, and education: Charting the wine-whine merger in the US South. American Speech.

Dalola, A., & Bridwell, K. (2023). Revisiting sociophonetic competence: Variable spectral moments in phrase-final fricative epithesis for L1 & L2 speakers of French. In Barbara E. Bullock, Cinzia Russi, & Almeida Jacqueline Toribio (eds.), A half century of Romance linguistics: Selected proceedings of the 50th Linguistic Symposium on Romance Languages. 195-220. Berlin: Language Science Press.

Dalola, A., & Bridwell, K. (2020). Redefining Sociophonetic Competence: Mapping COG Differences in Phrase-Final Fricative Epithesis in L1 and L2 Speakers of French. Languages, 5(4), 59. 

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

Articles Featuring Keiko Bridwell

This week, Linguistics Ph.D. students Keiko Bridwell and Amelia Abbott received Graduate Research Awards from the Willson Center for Humanities and Arts Advisory Board. The scholarships were awarded to fund Bridwell and Abbott's respective research efforts.…

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