Suzanne Wagner and Maddie Shellgren were at the University of Ottawa today to present their talk "Shifting and separating: Directions in individual lifespan linguistic change" at the Conference on Sources of Individual Linguistic Differences. It was a great opportunity to meet researchers working on language and autism, including some who are using Autism Quotient (AQ) measures of the neurotypical population to determine what kinds of speakers might actuate language change (e.g. Alan Yu, Jeff Mielke).
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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.