Charlie is in his fifth year in the PhD program 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 from North Carolina State University, while studying under Walt Wolfram, Erik Thomas and Robin Dodsworth.
The primary focus of his work is about sociophonetic variation in African American English (AAE), specifically with word final stop variation. He collaborates with Mary Kohn frequently, using data from a landmark longitudinal study of African American English (AAE) at the Frank Porter Graham Institute (FPG) in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
Currently, he is writing up his qualifying papers, analyzing Washington, D.C. vowels with Shelby Arnson, and collaborating with members of the LVC Lab in creating the first public corpus of AAE (see here). For more information, including recent papers and presentations, visit his site.