Suzanne Wagner will be presenting A study of the future tenses in 20th century Montreal French as a part of the Laurence Porter French Colloquium Series. Her talk will be on Friday Sept 13 at 2p in Wells B342. An abstract is included on the colloquium series flyer (click for a larger image). Come support Suzanne and hear about her innovative research!!
Ashley Hesson is working with Heike Pichler (Newcastle University, UK) to present a workshop at DiPVaC 2014. The workshop will explore discourse-pragmatic variation in healthcare settings, highlighting applications and opportunities for cross-disciplinary research. This will be Ashley's second time representing the MSU Sociolinguistics lab at DiPVaC. She's looking forward to sharing her research on variation in physician-patient interactions and reuniting with her DiPVaC colleagues!
The MSU Sociolinguistics lab congratulates William Labov from the University of Pennsylvania on his latest grant from the National Science Foundation. The project, entitled "The influence of higher education on local phonology" (iHELP), will focus on the effects of different college environments on individuals' speech. iHELP participants will be recruited from both Philadelphia, PA and Lansing, MI.
The MSU Sociolinguistics lab (under the direction of Suzanne Wagner) will be assisting the Lansing portion of iHELP. We couldn't be more thrilled to be a part of this project! Be on the look out for more iHELP news and updates as we begin the data collection process.
Though Suzanne Wagner is on leave this semester, she's been quite busy writing up some exciting new research! Here are a few of her recent publications:
Congratulations, Suzanne! For a more complete list of Suzanne's work, check out her website.
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