William Cotter

William Cotter

Joint Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology & Linguistics
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William Cotter is interested in the sociophonetics of Arabic and the relationship between sociolinguistic change and verbal art. He has examined sociolinguistic change in the Gaza Strip and in Jordan. His dissertation is investigating performative linguistic practices among communities of Palesitnian refugees in Jordan and how performance contributes to the maintenance of memory and belonging.