Charlie Farrington


Charlie on Dog Mountain in North Vancouver, BC

Charlie is a PhD candidate in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Oregon, working with Tyler Kendall. His interests are sociolinguistics generally, and more specifically sociophonetics. Prior to his time at the University of Oregon, he received an MA in Sociolinguistics from North Carolina State University.

The primary focus of his work is about sociophonetic variation in African American Language (AAL), specifically with word final consonants, which is the focus of his dissertation.

He has collaborated with Mary Kohn, using data from a landmark longitudinal study of AAL at the Frank Porter Graham Institute (FPG) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

Beyond his dissertation, he has collaborated with members of the LVC lab in creating the Corpus of Regional African American Language (CORAAL), which is the first public corpus of AAL. Using CORAAL, he is working with Tyler Kendall and Shelby Arnson to see how the vowel phonology of DC has changed over the course of the twentieth century. For more information including recent papers and presentations, visit his site.