The MSU Sociolinguistics Lab, along with the rest of the Linguistics & Languages department, is moving from its home in A-618 Wells Hall in late May. Here are the students who helped with the cleaning up and packing. Pizza and ice-cream helped to keep our spirits up! Watch this space for details of our new address in the soon-to-be-opened Wells Hall addition.
Kathryn VerPlanck (Linguistics major) displayed her poster "Back and forth with classes and that kind of thing: A panel study of general extender use in Philadelphia" at the MSU University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF) last Friday, April 13th. The annual event is an all-day showcase of undergraduate work. This year for the first time UURAF recognized the wealth of language-related research at MSU with a new category: Linguistics, Language and Speech.
Kathryn's poster reflects work that she carried out in the last year on the social and linguistic distribution of general extenders (and stuff like that, or whatever, and everything etc) in a small corpus of American English. She co-presented the research last August at the International Methods in Dialectology XIV conference in London, ON, Canada.
Kali Bybel is one of three winners of the Michigan State University Somers Excellence in Teaching award. The Somers Award recognizes teaching assistants who have exhibited a commitment to excellence, innovation and creativity in undergraduate teaching. The intention of the Award is to honor teachers for distinguished practice and to encourage others to follow their examples.
Kali was nominated for this award by her students in IAH 231c Roles of Language in Society, and subsequently selected by a university committee. Congratulations, Kali!
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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.