Ariana Steele

Ariana Steele

Ariana Steele

Doctoral Student

200 Oxley Hall
1712 Neil Ave.
Columbus, OH

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Areas of Expertise

  • Queer Linguistics
  • Sociophonetics
  • Language and Gender


  • B.A. Linguistics & Cognitive Science, Northwestern University, 2016
Ariana (pronouns: they/them) studies how people with marginal identities forge social meaning through sound. They are currently studying how non-binary speakers in Columbus, Ohio construct specifically non-binary sociolinguistic styles using the sociophonetic variables of pitch, /s/ frontness, and creaky voice.

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