Shannon Mooney is a graduate associate at CNDLS and a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Linguistics.
Her research interests include quantitative analysis of acquisition and change in nonstandard dialects of English. She also values teaching undergraduate classes at Georgetown and at previous institutions. Before coming to Georgetown, she was Editorial Coordinator for the Academic Journals division at University of Toronto Press. She received an M.A. in Linguistics from the Department of Linguistics at the University of Toronto in 2012 and a B.A. in Linguistics, Anthropology, and French from New York University in 2011. Her M.A. thesis used a corpus of Scottish oral histories to analyze the grammatical underpinnings of phonological variation. Her B.A. thesis used ethnographic and quantitative methods to describe the social correlates of phonological variation in young working-class Glaswegian English. She is currently beginning dissertation research on simultaneous acquisition of African American English and Eastern New England English dialect features among children.