• Academic,  Writing

    Biscotti/Highlander Transcription

    Georgetown University, 2020. Linguistics. Discourse Analysis: Conversation. [The recording and transcriptions below correspond with several short papers shared on my site. I’ve also provided commentary related to the transcription process itself, as I worked with three ways types of formatting: play script, column, and quasi-musical score.] Conversation Excerpt: Play Script Transcription             This was my debut transcribing an excerpt of this length, genre (natural speech), and with myself as a participant. Though I could relate to much of what Bucholtz (2007) and Ochs (1979) described, it was primarily from a conceptual standpoint, rather than that of an active practitioner. I found it both fun and challenging; at times, it was…

  • Music & Theatre

    My Fair Lady: Part 10

    Today’s #WeeklyWednesday returns us to my #NYU Master’s recital 💜🎓 for part ten, the final scene from my character study of Eliza Doolittle from Lerner and Loewe’s “My Fair Lady”! This video includes portions from Act II, scene v, continuing the action from last week’s video, where Eliza stands up to Higgins as she chooses her future – and her view of herself, singing “Without You.” If you’ve already watched my full recital performance, I hope you enjoy revisiting it (this time, edited with two camera angles and improved audio); and if you haven’t yet seen it – thanks for watching! If you missed the beginning, check out:  I hope you enjoy watching my…

  • Academic

    Linguistic Landscapes of Inclusion

    Georgetown University, 2020. Linguistics. [Sharing below a recent assignment from my General Linguistics summer course, where we were asked to observe and analyze certain elements of our linguistic landscape (because of COVID-19, much of this moved online).] Linguistic landscapes concern the language we see and hear around us every day – from official sources to advertisements to graffiti and personal conversations. From my professor: “Linguistics landscape study involves the systematic investigation of public language and how it may illuminate such sociolinguistic concerns as language and power, language and immigration, language and globalization, language maintenance and shift, language and politics, language and economic factors, and language and cultural, interpersonal, and personal…

  • Music & Theatre

    My Fair Lady: Part 9

    Today’s #WeeklyWednesday returns us to my #NYU Master’s recital 💜🎓 for part nine of my character study of Eliza Doolittle from Lerner and Loewe’s “My Fair Lady”! This video includes portions from Act II, scene v: After being welcomed and bolstered by Mrs. Higgins, Eliza stands up to Higgins as she chooses her future and her view of herself. Stay tuned next week for the conclusion! If you’ve already watched my full recital performance, I hope you enjoy revisiting it (this time, edited with two camera angles and improved audio); and if you haven’t yet seen it – thanks for watching! If you missed the beginning, check out:  Stay tuned for the conclusion of…

  • Music & Theatre

    My Fair Lady: Part 8

    Today’s #WeeklyWednesday returns us to my #NYU Master’s recital 💜🎓 for part eight of my character study of Eliza Doolittle from Lerner and Loewe’s “My Fair Lady”! This video includes excerpts from Act II, scene iii: Eliza returns to Covent Garden, but it no longer belongs; she bares her soul in a reprise of “Wouldn’t It Be Loverly.” If you’ve already watched my full recital performance, I hope you enjoy revisiting it (this time, edited with two camera angles and improved audio); and if you haven’t yet seen it – thanks for watching! If you missed the beginning, check out:  Stay tuned for the rest of “My Fair Lady” in the coming weeks –…

  • Music & Theatre

    My Fair Lady: Part 7

    Today’s #WeeklyWednesday returns us to my #NYU Master’s recital 💜🎓 for part seven of my character study of Eliza Doolittle from Lerner and Loewe’s “My Fair Lady”! This video also features Gabriel Song and includes portions from Act II, Scene ii: Freddy declares his love for Eliza’s, but she responds “Show Me”! We had to shorten the full version of “Show Me” for my recital, but if you’d like to see my full version, you can watch it here! If you’ve already watched my full recital performance, I hope you enjoy revisiting it (this time, edited with two camera angles and improved audio); and if you haven’t yet seen it – thanks for…

  • Music & Theatre

    My Fair Lady: Part 6

    Today’s #WeeklyWednesday returns us to my #NYU Master’s recital 💜🎓 for part six of my character study of Eliza Doolittle from Lerner and Loewe’s “My Fair Lady”! This video includes portions from Act I, scene xi, and Act II, scene i: following Eliza’s triumph at the ball, she faces an uncertain future. If you’ve already watched my full recital performance, I hope you enjoy revisiting it (this time, edited with two camera angles and improved audio); and if you haven’t yet seen it – thanks for watching! If you missed the beginning, check out:  Stay tuned for the rest of “My Fair Lady” in the coming weeks – and enjoy my full recital here!…

  • Music & Theatre

    My Fair Lady: Part 5

    Today’s #WeeklyWednesday returns us to my #NYU Master’s recital 💜🎓 for part five of my character study of Eliza Doolittle from Lerner and Loewe’s “My Fair Lady”! This video includes portions from Act 1, Scene vii, when Eliza is presented at Ascot. If you’ve already watched my full recital performance, I hope you enjoy revisiting it (this time, edited with two camera angles and improved audio); and if you haven’t yet seen it – thanks for watching! If you missed the beginning, check out:  Stay tuned for the rest of “My Fair Lady” in the coming weeks – and enjoy my full recital here! It was so fun to work on this with my…

  • Blog

    Tiny clips from our COVID-modified wedding 💜👰🏻🎩

    Sharing snippets from our incredibly special day ❤️ . And from our trip getting there (our flights ended up getting changed due to a delay, but that meant that we got to have delicious popcorn at Nuts on Clark in Chicago 😉 [Cheesecorn and Caramelcorn with Cashews!]):

  • Music & Theatre

    My Fair Lady: Part 4

    Today’s #WeeklyWednesday returns us to my #NYU Master’s recital 💜🎓 for part four of my character study of Eliza Doolittle from Lerner and Loewe’s “My Fair Lady”! This video includes portions from Act 1, Scene v, through “I Could Have Danced All Night.” If you’ve already watched my full recital performance, I hope you enjoy revisiting it (this time, edited with two camera angles and improved audio); and if you haven’t yet seen it – thanks for watching! If you missed the beginning, check out:  Stay tuned for the rest of “My Fair Lady” in the coming weeks – and enjoy my full recital here! It was so fun to work on this with…