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My current research focuses on the interfaces between phonetics, phonology, and sociolinguistics. I explore these interfaces by examining variation and change in contact settings, both contemporary (ex: heritage language bilingualism in Canada) and historical (ex: pre-colonial era East Africa). My way of thinking about language in relation to social phenomena has been deeply influenced by my previous background in four-field anthropology. Finally, I am an actual polyglot linguist that resists quantifying the number of languages in his repertoire.