I am a sociolinguist in the PhD program at Stanford University.

My research interests are in social meaning, language variation and changewith an emphasis on ideology.

I am starting work on my dissertation which explores preschoolers’ sociolinguistic variation. My advisors for this project are Penny Eckert, Eve Clark and Rob Podesva.

You can email me at: erlake@stanford.edu

Research at a glance

I have just started a year-long fieldwork project 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.