About

Lauren Spradlin photo Lauren Spradlin is a Ph.D. Candidate in Linguistics at the Graduate Center, City University of New York.  Her slang research explores the morphophonology of English constructions, specifically Totes Truncation (recently covered by the Washington Post) and Higgledy Piggledy forms, as well as the interaction between phonology and orthography in computer mediated communication.  As an Advanced Research Collective Fellow and in conjunction with the Endangered Language Initiative, she does documentational work on Alcozauca Mixtec and facilitates Intercambio de Idiomas.  As a Columbia School Linguistics Society Graduate Student Fellow, she is investigating how precision affects speaker choice in three-participant events.  Lauren is a Writing Across the Curriculum Fellow at Hostos Community College, and teaches Linguistics courses in the English Department at Hunter College, as well as in the Teaching Learning and Culture Department at the City College of New York.  She received her M.A. and M.Phil in Linguistics from the Graduate Center and her B.A. in Linguistics from the University of Arizona.

You can access her CV here.

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