The Socio Lab is currently running an online survey to gather people's reactions to a short speech excerpt. We distributed the link via the MSU Registrar's Office, so if you didn't receive this link, you're not currently in the demographic pool that we're looking for. This may change! Many thanks to the hundreds of students who have already completed the survey. Look back here at the end of the semester for some information on our results.
This semester we'll be joining up with the Phono Group to hold combined meetings on Fridays, 2pm - 3:30pm in UPDATE: a location to be announced (there were too many of us in B-442 at the first meeting!). Faculty moderators include Suzanne Wagner, Karthik Durvasula and Yen-Hwei Lin. We look forward to exploring a wide range of issues in phonetics, phonology, sociolinguistics and their intersections. The meetings will be convened primarily to serve graduate students in Linguistics, but all are welcome to join us. We expect to see a mix of practice talks for conferences and defenses; presentation of ongoing work; tutorials in methods and software; and more. To keep up with changes to meeting content and dates, join the Socio Lab mailing list.
Who we are
We are faculty and students interested in language variation and change at Michigan State University in the departments of Linguistics & Languages, Romance & Classical Studies, Anthropology, Education and beyond.