Paul Reed

Paul Reed

Assistant Professor


  • PhD, University of South Carolina, 2016
  • MA, University of Memphis, 2007
  • BA, Maryville College, 2004

Research Areas

  • Phonetic and sociophonetic variation in American English varieties, particularly vocalic and intonational variation
  • Speech perception and speech processing
  • How individual-level social attributes impact grammatical and phonetic variation
  • Grammatical variation in Southern American Englishes and Appalachian Englishes


Office Hours

Tuesday 10:00am-11:00am Thursday 10:00am-11:00am

Selected Publications

Montgomery, A., P. E. Reed, K. A. Crass, H. I. Hubbard, and J. Stith (2014). The effects of mea- surement error and vowel removal on the locus equation measure of coarticulation. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America 136(5), 2747–2750.

Reed, P. E. (2014). Inter- and intra-generational monophthongization and Southern Appalachian Identity. Southern Journal of Linguistics 38(1), 159–193.

Reed, P. E. (In press). Appalachia, monophthongization, and intonation: Rethinking tradition. In: Language variation in the New South: Papers from LAVIS IV. Ed. by W. Wolfram, J. Reaser, and E. Wilbanks. Chapel Hill, NC: University of North Carolina Press.