James Grama, Ph.D. / james.grama[at]anu.edu.au / james.grama[at]gmail.com / © 2019

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I'm a Postdoctoral Fellow at the ARC Centre of Excellence for the Dynamics of Language (CoEDL) at the Australian National University.

As a sociophonetician, I'm interested in how social factors play a role in phonetic variation. My research focuses mainly on how language change progresses in areas with a history of language contact and diverse populations. I'm interested in how speakers of different social backgrounds change and participate in changes to language. I also have general interests in dialectology, and variation in creoles and under-documented languages.


My BA is from the University of California, Santa Barbara, where I worked with Robert Kennedy. My MA and PhD are from the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, where I worked with Katie Drager. Before coming to CoEDL at the ANU, I was an Instructor at Santa Monica College.