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Rachel Weiher

Doctoral Candidate and Graduate Student Instructor
rweiher@berkeley.edu
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4314 Dwinelle
Spring 2022: Tues. 2-3pm, Thurs. 11am-12pm

Research Areas

Language variation and change, sociophonetics, language ideologies, language planning and policy, second language pedagogy, critical pedagogy


Biography

Currently a Ph.D. candidate in my 5th year in the Romance Languages & Literatures Ph.D. (French emphasis), I work at the interface of sociolinguistics and language pedagogy. My work aims broadly to decenter France in French language teaching. Taking a sociolinguistically-informed approach, my pedagogy contextualizes individual forms as characteristic of a continuum of varieties known as 'French' as well as discussing associated language ideologies. When not researching sociolinguistics and language teaching, I enjoy running, lifting weights, cooking and playing with my cat Autumn!

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Selected Publications

Helms, A., Licata, G. and Weiher, R. (2022). Influence of orthography in production and perception of /b/ in US Spanish. Estudios de Fonética Experimental (Journal of Experimental Phonetics). Universitat de Barcelona. 

Weiher, R (forthcoming). Factors of Lexical Stability in (Inter)Action Across Romance. Proceedings of the 49th Linguistics Symposium on Romance Languages. Language Sciences Press.