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Zion Ariana Mengesha

Zion Ariana Mengesha

Zion Ariana Mengesha

Department of Linguistics

Zion Mengesha is a doctoral student in the Department of Linguistics. Her work uses mixed methods to explore the relationship between racial ideologies, racial identity, and language. Specifically, she employs experimental psycholinguistics and sociolinguistic theory to examine how African American language and identity are perceived, including how speaker identity spreads through cognition to influence subsequent memory of spoken words.