Welcome! My name is Madeline (Maddie) Gilbert and I am a fifth-year PhD student in the Department of Linguistics at NYU. My primary interests lie in laboratory phonetics and phonology, phonologization, the morphology-phonology interface, sociophonetic variation and change. My dissertation investigates the phonologization of postaspiration in Andalusian Spanish, as well as potential cross-linguistic perceptual motivations for this change. I have also investigated stress and morphological complexity in Brazilian Portuguese and sociophonetic variation and variability in Uruguayan monolingual and bilingual Spanish.
Prior to NYU, I received my BA in Spanish from Middlebury College, where I also studied Linguistics and Italian. My senior thesis investigated the sociolinguistic variation of rhotics in Buenos Aires Spanish.
you have questions, comments, or similar interests, I’d love to hear from you!