Hello! My name is Ruaridh (/'ɹu.ɹɪ/) Purse, and I'm currently a 2nd year PhD student in Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. My advisor is Meredith Tamminga, and I am affiliated with both the Variation & Cognition and Phonetics labs. I am also a member of the editorial board for the journal Lifespans & Styles.
I specialise in Phonetics, Phonology and Sociolinguistics. In particular, I am interested in the Phonetics-Phonology interface and using articulatory methods to investigate the categoricity or gradience of variable lenition phenomena.
I am Scottish, having grown up near Glasgow and studied at the University of Edinburgh. When I'm not doing linguistics, I spend most of my time eating good food and playing musical instruments.