I am a sociolinguist in the PhD program at Stanford University, where I am advised primarily by Penny Eckert and Rob Podesva.

My research explores social meaning, language variation and changewith an emphasis on ideology.

You can email me at: erlake@stanford.edu

Research at a glance

I am excited to start fieldwork soon investigating sociolinguistic variation in 2-5 year olds.

I am wrapping up a project which has explored how ideologies of isolation may affect the spread of sound change in California.

I am in the final stages of putting together an online project which aims to document and explore dogwhistle language around the world.