Dr. Pattillo named Digital Humanities Fellow

Linguistics department lecturer Kelsie Pattillo has been named a Digital Humanities Lab Teaching Fellow for the 2018-1019 school year. As part of the award, Kelsie will receive training to use tools from the Digital Humanities Lab and then incorporate these tools into student assignments for Linguistics 210.  Specifically, Kelsie will learn how to use GPS and statistical software to create visuals for large amounts of linguistic data. Students taking 210 in the fall will learn linguistic survey techniques, then gather and chart data measuring vowel shifts in North American English. Student will chart their data using GPS software to look for isoglosses in Wisconsin as well as show statistical results from their data collection related to both the age of speakers and their vowel production, as well as geography and vowel production. As part of the award, Kelsie will present her project during the 2019 spring semester. The award also includes a stipend. Congratulations, Kelsie!