Department of Linguistics University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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Ms. Kate Alexandra Lyons


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  • Address:
    University of Illinois
    Dept. of Linguistics, MC-168
    707 South Mathews Avenue
    Urbana, IL 61801

    Office: 2017 Foreign Languages Bldg.
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Research Interests

Sociolinguistics; Linguistic Landscapes; Social Media; Language and Globalization; Internet Linguistics; Gentrification; Urban Multilingualism; Hindi; Indian English; Hinglish

Please visit my Github pages site ( to see how I work with social media data, map, census and other geographically configured linguistic data in R; visit my page ( to see conference presentations and abstracts, and my Open Science Framework page ( for copies of working papers.


  • B.A. South and Southeast Asian Studies - University of California, Berkeley
  • M.A. Linguistics - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (2014)

Current Projects

  • Comparative Linguistic Landscape studies on urban areas undergoing gentrification
  • Research on Internet memes in the context of globalization
  • Research on communicative activity within Social Media Platforms