Ph.D. Student Graduate School Research Assistant Keiko is a fourth-year Ph.D. student specializing in sociophonetics. Her current research focuses on variationist analyses of Southern American English, specifically with regard to the variable /hw/. She also has experience in psycholinguistic and neurolinguistic research. Keiko works as a research assistant in Linguistics and in the library's Digital Humanities Lab, where she gives workshops on 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. Education Education: Keiko graduated from the University of South Carolina in 2019 with a M.A. in Linguistics, and in 2017 with a BARSC degree. Research Areas of Interest: Phonetics and Phonology Sociolinguistics and Language Variation Selected Publications Selected Publications: Dalola, A., & Bridwell, K. (2019). The Shape of [u]: Towards a Typology of Final Vowel Devoicing in Continental French. ICPhS 2019 (pp. 1174-1178). Bridwell, K. (2019). The Distribution of [ʍ]: An Acoustic Analysis of Sociophonetic Factors Governing the Wine-Whine Merger in Southern American English (Master’s thesis). Bridwell, K. (2017). Processing Differences in Reading Alliteration and Rhyme: An Eye-Movement Study (Senior thesis).