Ye-Ye grew up in Edinburgh, Scotland, and completed her M.Phil. in Linguistics, Philology, and Phonetics, and P.G.C.E. (teacher training) at the University of Oxford, where she received several awards for her studies and in recognition of her contribution to collegiate life. She served as Junior Dean at Pembroke College for two years and was awarded a Distinction for her M.Phil. thesis which analysed the morphosyntactic formation of French-based Creoles. Ye-Ye also read law for one year at the Université de Strasbourg, during which she helped to establish a children’s music charity, El Sistema France Alsace. At Indiana University, she looks forward to developing her broader interests in historical linguistics and French-related varieties, her pedagogy, as well as her recent work on Creole languages.
M.A. Student, French Linguistics