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Here are links to some of my selected publications.


Holliday, Nicole. Siri, you’ve changed! Acoustic properties and racialized judgments of voice assistants. Frontiers in Communication.


Li, Aini, Ruaridh Purse, and Nicole Holliday. Variation in global and intonational pitch settings among black and white speakers of Southern American English. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America.

Holliday, Nicole and Franny Brogan. A sociophonetic account of gradient /z/ devoicing among Chicanx high schoolers. Language Variation and Change.

Choe, June, Yiran Chen, May Chan, Aini Li, Xin Gao and Nicole Holliday. Language-specific Effects on Automatic Speech Recognition Errors for World Englishes. CoLing 2022.

Chan, May Pikyu, June Choe, Aini Li, Yiran Chen, Xin Gao and Nicole Holliday. Training and Typological Bias in ASR Performance for World Englishes. Interspeech 2022.

Burdin, Rachel Steindel, Nicole Holliday, and Paul Reed. A Comparative Analysis of MAE-ToBI Annotation Conventions for Other Varieties of American English. Journal of Phonetics.

Holliday, Nicole. Kamala Harris, Maya Rudolph, and the Prosody of Parody. Speech Prosody 2022.


Holliday, Nicole. “Perception in Black and White: Effects of Intonational Variables and Filtering Conditions on Sociolinguistic Judgments, With Implications for ASR“. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence: Language and Computation.

Holliday, Nicole. “Intonation and Referee Design Phenomena in the Narrative Speech of Black/
Biracial Men”
. Journal of English Linguistics.

Holliday, Nicole and Marie Tano. “It’s A Whole Vibe: testing evaluations of grammatical and ungrammatical AAE on Twitter”. Linguistics Vanguard.

Holliday. Nicole. Prosody and Sociolinguistic Variation in American Englishes. Annual Review of Linguistics 7.


Holliday, Nicole and Lauren Squires. Sociolinguistic labor, linguistic climate, and race(ism) on campus: Black college students’ experiences with language at predominantly white institutions. Journal of Sociolinguistics.

Holliday, Nicole and Jason Bishop, Grace Kuo. Prosody and Political Style: The Case of Barack Obama and the L+H* Pitch Accent Speech Prosody 2020.

Holliday, Nicole and Dan Villarreal. Intonational Variation and Incrementality in Listener Judgments of Ethnicity. Laboratory Phonology. 11(1).1-21.


Holliday, Nicole. Multiracial Identity and Racial Complexity in Sociolinguistic Variation. Language and Linguistics Compass 13 (8).

Holliday, Nicole. Variation in Question Intonation in the Corpus of Regional African American Language. American Speech 94:1, February 2019.


Hudley, A.C.H., Mallinson, C., Bucholtz, M., Flores, N., Holliday, N., Chun, E. and Spears, A., 2018. Linguistics and race: An interdisciplinary approach towards an LSA statement on race. Proceedings of the Linguistic Society of America, 3(1).

Holliday, Nicole. Variation, Race, and Multiracial identity in Linguistic Research. Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews in Cognitive Science. doi: 10.1002/wcs.1480


Holliday, Nicole. “My Presiden(t) and Firs(t) Lady Were Black”: Style, Context, and Coronal Stop Deletion in the Speeches of Barack and Michelle Obama. American Speech 92:4.

Holliday, Nicole and Sean Martin. Vowel Systems and Allophonic Lowering Among Bolivian Quechua/Spanish Bilinguals. Journal of the International Phonetic Association. 48(2): 199-222


Holliday, N.R. and Jaggers, Z., 2015. Influence of suprasegmental features on perceived ethnicity of American politicians. International Congress of Phonetic Sciences (ICPhS) 2015.