Madeline Reffel

Teaching Fellow
Madeline Reffel
Email: mreffel@bu.edu
Office number: 113
Office address: Linguistics Program, 621 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
Office hours: Fall 2018: M 10-12, or by appointment

BA, Boston University

Madeline has been working with Professor Erker on The Spanish in Boston Project since January 2016. Within that project she has examined acoustic and articulatory production of /s/, subject position, and subject presence or absence from a sociolinguistic perspective. Her other research interests include natural language processing and computational linguistics. She spends her free time traveling, reading, and face masking.

Courses

Fall 2018

Course number Course title Section Instructor Days Time Room

CAS LX 250

Introduction to Linguistics

S1 Reffel F 9:05-9:55 CAS 204 A
S2 Reffel F 10:10-11 CAS 204 A
S3 Reffel F 11:15-12:05 CAS 204 A
Study of the fundamental properties that all languages share, and of how languages differ, with respect to structure (sound system, word formation, syntax), expression of meaning, acquisition, variation, and change; cultural and artistic uses of languages; comparison of oral, written, and signed languages. [Prereq: none]
  • Students signing up for CAS LX 250 A1 should also sign up for one of the Friday discussion sections.
  • Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.
  • This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas:
    • Scientific Inquiry I
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
    • Critical Thinking

Spring 2019

Course number Course title Section Instructor Days Time Room

CAS LX 250

Introduction to Linguistics

S6 Reffel F 2:30-3:20 TBA
S7 Reffel F 1:25-2:15 TBA
Study of the fundamental properties that all languages share, and of how languages differ, with respect to structure (sound system, word formation, syntax), expression of meaning, acquisition, variation, and change; cultural and artistic uses of languages; comparison of oral, written, and signed languages. [Prereq: none]
  • Students signing up for CAS LX 250 A1 should also sign up for one of the Friday discussion sections.
  • Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.
  • This course fulfills a single unit in each of the following BU Hub areas:
    • Scientific Inquiry I
    • Global Citizenship and Intercultural Literacy
    • Critical Thinking