Author Archives: Andrew C.

About Andrew C.

I'm a grad student at UC Berkeley.

(Cheng, 2017)

Hooray, I’ve been published! … But not in an academic journal. I wrote a short personal essay for the Graduate Division website about my trip to Finland this past summer to attend the International Circle of Korean Linguistics conference. (You … Continue reading

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Vocal

Here is a small gem from class that I want to remember. This exchange took place during an introductory phonetics class in which I am a graduate TA. Professor X: Now, if you know the length of a person’s vocal … Continue reading

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The Word of Your Body

Who gets to be body positive? Asking for a friend. Actually, no, I’m asking for myself. A word of warning: this post is going to sound very self-centered, because I am going to talk about my own body for a … Continue reading

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Haii Hawai’i

Last week, I had the wonderful opportunity to travel to Hawai’i, the fiftieth state1 of our nation and the only archipelago of tropical islands I can fly to without a passport. I almost panicked for a minute when I realized … Continue reading

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Summer School

This summer, I’m teaching an undergraduate course called “Language and Sex”, and on the very first day, I had to give my students the disclaimer that we would not be talking about sex sex. Nope, this is a class about sex … Continue reading

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You Had Me at Helsinki

It has been about a week since I returned from my trip to Europe, during which I presented my research at two linguistics conferences. I wanted to write a short recap about the second of these conferences, but I had … Continue reading

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Multilingualism and Its Discontents

Greetings from Ireland! (The way they say it here, there is aspiration in the intervocalic /t/!) I’m at the University of Limerick for my first international conference, giving the first presentation of a research project that is entirely my own. … Continue reading

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