Education

2018 Ph.D. in Spanish and Language Science
Dissertation Defended on 11/15/2017
Penn State University
2014 M.A. in Spanish Penn State University
2010 B.A. in Spanish Truman State University
2010 B.S. in Mathematics Truman State University

Other Academic Experience

2017Visiting ScholarUniversity of Pennsylvania
2015 PIRE Visiting Scholar Radboud University, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
2011 Fulbright English Teaching Assistant Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto, Argentina
2008 Study Abroad Universidad de Murcia, Spain
2007 Study Abroad El CIPET, Alajuela, Costa Rica

Alternatively, you can view the places that have shaped my academic training here.

My Research Interests

My research program lies at the intersection of phonetics and phonology, language variation and change, and bilingualism; I am driven to understand how individuals from diverse sociopolitical backgrounds interact with linguistic variation, and how differences among them may lead to structural changes in language over time.

Two questions impel my research:
  1.  How do individuals adapt to linguistic variation in their speech community?
  2.  Which mechanisms guide the adoption of structured variation when communities are in contact (e.g., when second language learners from different language backgrounds interact, when minorities interact with majority language variation)?


More specific research interests can be explored below:

Publications (all peer-reviewed)

Published or Forthcoming



(4) Torres Cacoullos, Rena, & Grant M. Berry. Forthcoming. Sociolinguistic variation in U.S. Spanish. In K. Potowski (ed.), A Handbook of Spanish as a Heritage/Minority Language. Routledge. [Post-print Manuscript]


(3) Berry, Grant M. & Mirjam Ernestus. Phonetic alignment in English as a lingua franca: Coming together while splitting apart. Second Language Research. Prepublished online November 10, 2017, doi: 10.1177/0267658317737348. [Post-print manuscript]


(2) Berry, Grant M. 2017. Structural autonomy and aspectual import: A new(er) Spanish Progressive. Probus, 29(2), 205-232. doi: 10.1515/probus-2015-0001 [Post-print Manuscript]


(1) Berry, Grant M. 2016. Processing linguistic variation through dual mechanisms of cognitive control. Linguistics Vanguard, 2(s1), 85-96. doi: 10.1515/lingvan-2016-0033 [Post-print Manuscript]


In Preparation or Under Review



(5) Berry, Grant M. In Preparation. Reactive control modulates phonological adaptation. [Email me for manuscript]


(4) Elola, Idoia, Ariana Mikulski, Ana Rodriquez-Padial, & Grant M. Berry. Under Review. Program perspectives: The state of writing in Heritage Spanish classrooms. [Email me for manuscript]


(3) Requena, Pablo E., & Grant M. Berry. In Preparation. A bilingual benefit in processing variation: Evidence for shared morphosyntactic representations. [Email me for manuscript]


(2) Gullifer, Jason W., Grant M. Berry, Christian Navarro-Torres, Judith F. Kroll, & Paola E. Dussias. Under Review. Using syntactic priming to identify cross-linguistic constrains in bilingual language processing. [Email me for manuscript]


(1) Berry, Grant M. In Revision. Relative syllable duration and pitch alignment in Central Argentine Spanish. [Email me for manuscript]



Curriculum Vitæ

Conferences
Funding
Invited Talks

Academic Service/Professional Experience
Teaching
Skills

You can also download a pdf copy of my full CV here (Last updated 11/10/2017)


RESEARCH INTERESTS



PHONETIC ACCOMMODATION (PHONETIC ALIGNMENT)

Accommodation to socially-stratified variables
Accommodation ability as a predictor of participation in sound change in-progress
Accommodation in bilinguals and language learners


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LANGUAGE VARIATION AND CHANGE

Processing socially-stratified variation
Cognitive control in language variation and change
Variation in Spanish-English bilingual populations in the US
Minority adoption of majority patterns of variation


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BILINGUALISM

Language experience and the acquisition of variable linguistic patterns
Language transfer in language processing

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DYNAMICS OF SPEECH PRODUCTION/PERCEPTION

Resolution of variation in the acoustic signal
Relationship between perception and production in the actuation of sound change
Production dynamics in sound changes-in-progress
Dual mechanisms of cognitive control and language processing


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LABORATORY PHONOLOGY IN THE FIELD

Freeware for experiment building
Psycholinguistic research in field settings
Integrating sociolinguistic interview data with behavioral measures


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QUANTITATIVE METHODS IN LANGUAGE SCIENCE

Linear mixed effects modeling
Generalized additive modeling
Dimension-reduction methods (e.g., PCA, conditional inference trees, factor analysis)
Forced alignment
Structural equation modeling


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CONFERENCES


Peer-reviewed Conference Talks



(9) Berry, Grant M. , & Mirjam Ernesus. 2016. Alignment-induced phonological variation in non-native dialogue. New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 45. Simon Fraser University. 3-6 November.

(8) Berry, Grant M. 2016. What Puerto Ricans can tell us about the actuation of sound change: Social and cognitive constraints on the adoption of changes-in-progress. 8th International Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics (WSS8). Universidad de Puerto Rico, Río Piedras. 13-16 April.

(7) Berry, Grant M.. 2016. Proactive inhibitory control and the adoption of sound changes-in-progress. Sociolinguistic Variation and Language Processing (SVALP). Virginia Tech. March 31-April 2.

(6) Torres Cacoullos, Rena, Grant M. Berry, Chris Champi, Lauren Perrotti, & Miguel Ramos. Expresión variable de los pronombres de sujeto: diferencias entre él y ella. X Congreso Internacional de la Historia de la Lengua Española (CIHLE). Universidad de Zaragoza. Sept. 7-11.

(5) Berry, Grant M. 2015. A quantitative account of the tonada cordobesa: The contribution of pitch, duration, and style in production. Ohio State Congress on Hispanic and Lusophone Linguistics (OSUCHiLL), Ohio State University, April 10-11.

(4) Torres Cacoullos, Rena, Grant M. Berry, Chris Champi, Lauren Perrotti, & Miguel Ramos-Riquelme. 2014. Early conditioning of Spanish variable subject expression. New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 43, Chicago, Illinois, October 23-26.

(3) Berry, Grant M. 2014. Transcribing the 'tune': Prosodic and sociolinguistic properties of the tonada cordobesa. First Symposium on Tone and Intonation in the Spanish-Speaking World (InToSpan), University of Massachusetts, Amherst, October 10-11.

(2) Berry, Grant M. 2014. Concretization of a construction: Conditioning the Progressive in 20th-century Spain. Georgetown University Roundtable on Languages and Linguistics. Georgetown University, March 13-16.

(1) Berry, Grant M. 2014. Ghosts in the bilingual machine: The role of language experience in CC resolution strategies for Spanish-English bilinguals. Current Approaches to Spanish and Portuguese Second Language Phonology (CASPSLaP), Georgetown University, March 13-16.

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Peer-reviewed Conference Posters



(9) Berry, Grant M.. 2017. Dual mechanisms of cognitive control modulate the integration of phonological variation. 4th Workshop on Sound Change. Edinburgh. 21-23 April. doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.11805.72165

(8) Requena, Pablo E., & Grant M. Berry. 2017. A bilingual advantage in processing variation: Evidence for shared morphosyntactic representations. Symposium on Bilingualism in the Hispanic and Lusophone World (BHL). Florida State University. 27-29 Jan. doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.30060.77445

(7) Berry, Grant M., & Mirjam Ernesus. 2016. Phonetic alignment in non-native discourse. LabPhon 15. Cornell. 13-16 July.

(6) Gullifer, Jason W., Grant M. Berry, Christian Navarro-Torres, Judith F. Kroll, & Paola E. Dussias. 2016. What about the syntax? Bilingual word recognition in sentence context. International Meeting of the Psychonomic Society. Granada, 5-8 May.

(5) Berry, Grant M., & Nicole Benevento. 2016. Contact on a different time scale: Phonetic variation in a longstanding contact variety. Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Washington, D.C., January 7-10.

(4) Berry, Grant M., & Rena Torres Cacoullos. 2015. Inferring the social from the linguistic: Clustering and stratification in NM Spanish. Linguistic Society of America Institute, University of Chicago, July 14.

(3) Gullifer, Jason W., Judith F. Kroll, Paola E. Dussias, Christian Navarro-Torres, and Grant M. Berry. 2015. Using syntactic priming to identify cross-language constraints in bilingual language processing. International Symposium on Bilingualism, Rutgers University, May 20-24.

(2) Berry, Grant M. 2014. Alternating aspect: Conditioning the Progressive in 20th-century Spain. 7th International Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics (WSS7), University of Wisconsin, Madison, April 3-5.

(1) Beatty-Martínez, Anne, Grant M. Berry, & Ryan Platz. 2014. Contrasts in code-switches at the Determiner Phrase. 7th International Workshop on Spanish Sociolinguistics (WSS7), University of Wisconsin, Madison, April 3-5.

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FUNDING

2017 Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant (BCS 1651061) $15,107 National Science Foundation
2016-2017 Center for Global Studies Fellowship $1,000 Penn State University
2016 Superior Teaching and Research (STAR) Award $2,000 Penn State University
2016 Edwin Erle Sparks Fellowship in the Humanities Teaching Release Penn State University
2015 RGSO (Research and Graduate Studies Office) Award $2,000 Penn State University
2015 NSF PIRE Fellowship to Radboud University Teaching Release
Travel/Expenses
Penn State University
2015 LSA Summer Institute Fellowship $2,000 Linguistic Society of America
2014 Superior Teaching and Research (STAR) Award $2,950 Penn State University
2014-2015 Graduate Scholar Award $4,000 Penn State University
2011 Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (Argentina) Travel/Expenses Institute of International Education
2009 Student-Initiated Course Grant $1,000 Truman State University
2009 Student Research Grant $2,000 Truman State University
2009 Argentine Tango Workshop Stipend $1,100 Truman State University
2006-2010 General John J. Pershing Scholarship $55,000 (appx.) Truman State University
2006-2010 Missouri Higher Education Academic Scholarship $8,000 MO Department of Education


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Honorary Awards

2014, 2016 Jesús Díaz Award Penn State University
2010 Gabriela Mistral Award Sigma Delta Pi National Office
2010 Senior Leadership Award Truman State University
2010 Oustanding Student in Spanish Truman State University


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Invited Talks

May 2017University of PennsylvaniaCognitive control, phonological integration, and the propagation of sound change
Apr. 2017Penn State UniversityShrinking down sound change: Cognitive control and phonological adaptation.
Mar. 2017University of PennsylvaniaUsing OpenSesame for experiment building.
Mar. 2017University of PennsylvaniaRE-assessment and RE-adjustment: Optimizing random effects in linear mixed effects models. doi: 10.13140/RG.2.2.30397.46563
Feb. 2017Ohio State UniversityShifting leftward? Syllable duration and pitch anchoring in Central Argentine Spanish
Feb. 2017University of PennsylvaniaDual mechanisms of cognitive control and phonological adaptation
Sept. 2016 Penn State University Phonetic alignment in English as a lingua franca: Effects of style, proficiency, and native language influence
Apr. 2016 Penn State University The long and short of it: How short-term alignment and cognitive processing may influence sound change
Apr. 2016 Truman State University When habla isn't the same as está hablando: Grammaticalization of the Spanish Progressive
Apr. 2016 Truman State University How a Liberal Arts education prepared me for graduate school
Apr. 2016 Truman State University Phonetic alignment and style shifting in English as a lingua franca
Apr. 2016 Truman State University Making use of literature in the study of language change
Nov. 2015 Radboud University Coming together, splitting apart: Vocalic accommodation in EFL discourse
Oct. 2015 Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics Individual differences in the adoption of variable phonology: Preliminary findings
Oct. 2015 Univeristeit Leiden Centre for Linguistics Prosodic and social predictors of speech in central Argentina: the tonada cordobesa
Apr. 2015 Penn State Functional Syntax Course Transcribing in ELAN by Intonation Units
Mar. 2015 University of British Columbia Data visualization in R using ggplot2
Mar. 2015 University of British Columbia PRAAT Scripting
Oct. 2014 Penn State Kontaktdeutsch Course Using ELAN for corpus research
Oct. 2014 Penn State Code-switching Course An introduction to ELAN for discourse transcription
Sep. 2014 Penn State University Child Language Lab Using ELAN for corpus research


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SERVICE/PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Peer Review: Language Variation and Change
Frontiers: The Interdisciplinary Journal of Study Abroad
Laboratory Phonology
Attention, Perception, and Psychophysics
Bilingualism: Language and Cognition
Foreign Language Annals

Departmental Service: Undergraduate Curriuculum Reorganization
PSUxLing Committee (Founding Member)
6-year Review Compiler
Center for Language Science Move Coordinator
Graduate Recruitment Week Committee

Academic Membership: Acoustical Society of America
Association for Laboratory Phonology
Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese Graduate Student Organization
Linguistic Society of America
Phi Beta Kappa
Phi Kappa Phi
Sigma Delta Pi (Rho Rho)
Pershing Society


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Research Assistantships/Training

Research Assistantships: New Mexico Spanish-English Bilingual Corpus
Syntactic Priming in Bilingual Sentence Processing
Rena Torres Cacoullos
Judith F. Kroll
2013-2015
2013

Independent Study: Prosody and Dialect Contact
Acoustic Phonetics and Experimental Design
Behavioral Research Methods and Syntactic Priming
ESL Teaching Internship
John M. Lipski
Marianna Nadeu
Judith F. Kroll
Sally Cook
2014
2014
2013
2010

Reading Groups: Bayesian Analysis Reading Group (BARG)
PHON (Phonetics and Phonology Reading Group)
2015-Present
2013-2014


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TEACHING

Special Topics: Spanish Sociolinguistics (Title TBD) Penn State University Spring 2018
The Evolution of Spanish Penn State University Fall 2017
Intensive Elementary Spanish Penn State University Summer 2017
Elementary Spanish Penn State University
Penn State University
Fall 2016
Spring 2013
Intensive Intermediate Spanish Penn State University Summer 2016
Translation Penn State University Summer 2016
Intensive Introductory Spanish Penn State University
Penn State University
Summer 2015
Summer 2013
Introduction to Spanish Linguistics (TA) Penn State University Spring 2015
Intermediate Spanish Penn State University Fall 2014
Advanced Oral Expression and Communication in Spanish Penn State University Summer 2014
Spanish Phonology Penn State University Fall 2013
English for Specific Purposes (TA) Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto Fall 2011
Conversational English (TA) Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto Fall 2011
Social History of the United States (TA) Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto Fall 2011
TOEFL Preparation (TA) Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto Spring/Fall 2011
Creative Writing for ESL Learners (TA) Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto Spring 2011
Advanced English Expression (TA) Universidad Nacional de Río Cuarto Spring 2011
Introduction to Social Semiotics Truman State University Fall 2009


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SKILLS

Acoustic Analysis/Transcription PRAAT, ELAN, Audacity
Statistical Packages R, Goldvarb, Minitab, SPSS
Experimental Software OpenSesame, E-Prime, Amazing Mechanical Turk
Programming Languages HTML5, CSS, PRAAT Scripting, R scripting, SSH, Python
Human Languages Spanish (near-native), Classical Latin (intermediate),
Dutch (elementary), Modern Standard Arabic (elementary)

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A geographical trajectory of my academic experiences:


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