Madeline Reffel

Teaching Fellow
Madeline Reffel
Office number: 113
Office address: Linguistics Program, 621 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
Office hours: Spring 2018: W 11-1, or by appointment

BA, Boston University

Madeline has been working on Professor Erker's Spanish in Boston Project since January 2016. She focuses on the phoneme /s/ and the sociologic and linguistic factors that affect the production of this phoneme. She is currently carrying out exploratory statistical analysis of these data. She and Professor Erker have recently been invited to present this research at NWAV 46.


Spring 2018

Course number Course title Section Instructor Days Time Room

CAS LX 250

Introduction to Linguistics

S3 Reffel F 11:15-12:05 STH B20
S6 Reffel F 2:30-3:20 CAS 212
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]
  • Carries humanities divisional credit in CAS.
  • Students signing up for CAS LX 250 A1 should also sign up for one of the Friday discussion sections.