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Alecia Nichols

Linguistics Program
University of South Carolina
Degree Program: Ph.D. M.A.
Primary Field: psycholinguistics
Secondary Field: sociolinguistics
Email: alecian@email.sc.edu

Research/ Academic Interests

My primary research interest is in how an individual's social identities can interact with both their overt perceptions of language and underlying language processing mechanisms. My other linguistic areas of research are LGBTQ+, feminist, and other activist discourse, and Spanish-English/Chinese-English bilingual phenomena.

Academic Background

B.A. from Furman University in Chinese Studies and Spanish

2nd year Presidential Fellow

Previous Research

Nichols, A., Cheng, W., & Almor, A. (2017). “Implicit causality: the role of intentionality-biasing adverbs.” Poster 336. Discover USC, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, April 21, 2017.

Nichols, A. (2016). "Ethnic minorities and Internet heteroglossia in the People's Republic of China.” Paper 122. Furman Engaged!, Furman University, Greenville, SC, April 12, 2016. 

Nichols, A., & Knouse, S. M. (2015). “A corpus-based analysis of no saber si: Revisiting the analysis.” Poster presentation. Spanish Linguistics in North Carolina (SLINKI), East Carolina University, Greenville, NC, February 7, 2015.