Anne-France Pinget (Belgium, 1987) is an Assistant Professor (UD) at the Department of Language, Literature and Communication (TLC) of Utrecht University. Her research is embedded within the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics and spans three domains: sociolinguistics (sound change, imitation, language attitudes), sociophonetics, and second language acquisition (acquisition of variation, language policy, fluency, accent, attitudes).

She obtained her PhD degree in 2015 for her thesis “The Actuation of Sound Change”, studying sound change in progress. The project was financed by a NWO doctoral scholarship (Promoties in de Geesteswetenschappen) and supervised by Prof. Hans Van de Velde and Prof. René Kager. The outputs of this project are a range of conference paper and published articles (see ‘publications’).

In 2015, she started working as an Assistant Professor at the University of Utrecht, where she continues the study of language variation and language change and teaches various courses, mainly on Sociolinguistics. In addition, she started in 2021 as a postdoctoral researcher in linguistics at the Fryske Akademy. As a member of the project Laboratoariumsosjolinguistyk en de taalsituaasje yn Fryslân she is involved in the development of laboratorium and experimental sociolinguistic research.