ALLISON SHAPP
New York University
Department of Linguistics
10 Washington Place
New York, NY 10003


allison [dot] shapp [at] nyu [dot] edu
ABOUT I am a Sociolinguist with research focuses on the New York City dialect region and Computer Mediated Communication (CMC).

I recently defended my PhD dissertation titled: A Sociophonetic Analysis of New York City English in the Speech of Teenagers from Nassau County, Long Island.

I also hold the position of Adjunct Professor in NYU Steinhardt's Department of Communicative Sciences and Disorders.


You can read my Curriculum Vitae [pdf] here.

My advisor is John Victor Singler.


In the News!

I was a dialect consultant for the movie On the Basis of Sex, starring Felicity Jones as Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

Time Magazine released a piece featuring my collaborative work with John Singler and Nathan LaFave about the speech of Ruth Bader Ginsburg.

My work on Twitter hashtags was featured in The Atlantic.

I was quoted in the New York Times article May the Best Word Win about the 2014 Word of The Year vote at the annual meeting of the Linguistics Society of America.

EDUCATION
  • New York University, New York, NY
    Ph.D. Linguistics, January 2019

  • New York University, New York, NY
    M.A. Linguistics, January 2013

  • Lafayette College, Easton, PA
    B.A. Linguistic Studies and Music, May 2008
    Summa Cum Laude, Honors in Anthropology & Sociology

AWARDS
  • Dean's Dissertation Grant, New York University GSAS, 2016-2017

  • Global Research Initiative Fellowship, New York University, 2016

  • MacCracken Graduate Fellowship, New York University, 2010-2015

  • Marquis Scholarship, Lafayette College, 2004-2008

RESEARCH

TEACHING
  • Spring 2019, Course Lead, Science of Language, Online Masters Program in Speech Language Pathology

  • Spring 2019, Course Lead, Phonetics, Online Masters Program in Speech Language Pathology

  • Fall 2018, Course Lead, Science of Language, Online Masters Program in Speech Language Pathology

  • Fall 2018, Course Lead, Phonetics, Online Masters Program in Speech Language Pathology

  • Summer 2018, Course Lead, Science of Language, Online Masters Program in Speech Language Pathology

  • Summer 2018, Course Lead, Phonetics, Online Masters Program in Speech Language Pathology

  • Spring 2018, Course Lead, Science of Language, Online Masters Program in Speech Language Pathology

  • Spring 2018, Instructor, Phonetics, Online Masters Program in Speech Language Pathology

  • Fall 2017, Adjunct Instructor, Phonetics and Phonemics, Department of Communicative Sciences & Disorders

  • Fall 2017, TA for Language and Society, with Dr. Laurel MacKenzie

  • Fall 2017, Course Lead, Science of Language, Online Masters Program in Speech Language Pathology

  • Summer 2017, Course Lead, Science of Language, Online Masters Program in Speech Language Pathology

  • Spring 2015, TA for The Language of America's Ethnic Minorities, with Dr. Renee Blake

  • Fall 2014, Course Assistant for African American Vernacular English, with Dr. Renee Blake

  • Summer 2013, Adjunct Instructor, Language, Department of Linguistics

  • Spring 2012, TA for Language, with Dr. Maria Gouskova

  • Fall 2011, TA for Language, with Dr. Gillian Gallagher