Madeline Reffel

Teaching Fellow
Madeline Reffel
Office number: 113
Office address: Linguistics Department, 621 Commonwealth Ave.
Boston, MA 02215
Office hours: Spring 2019: R 12:30-1:50, 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.


Spring 2019

Course number Course title Section Instructor Days Time Room

CAS LX 250

Introduction to Linguistics

S5 Reffel F 1:25-2:15 WED 208
S6 Reffel F 2:30-3:20 WED 208
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