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Rachel Weiher

Doctoral Candidate
4314 Dwinelle
Summer '23 TBD

Research Areas

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


Currently a Ph.D. candidate 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!

For more information on my research projects and my live CV, you can visit my website.

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