Hello! My name is Ruaridh (/'ɹu.ɹɪ/) Purse, and I'm currently a 4th year PhD student in Linguistics at the University of Pennsylvania. My advisor is Meredith Tamminga, but I also work with Jianjing Kuang and David Embick and I am closely affiliated with both the Variation & Cognition and Phonetics labs.
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.