- Suzanne Wagner, Ashley Hesson and Kali Bybel have had an abstract accepted to the conference "Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change" (DiPVaC), to be held at the University of Salford, UK, April 18-20, 2012. Their paper is entitled Reliability, accountability and stuff like that: Quantifying pragmatic function in general extenders.
- Ashley Hesson has been invitedto submit her recent ICCH (International Conference on Communication in Healthcare) presentation, "A linguistic comparison of patient- and doctor-centered interviewing" for a special issue of the journal Patient Education and Counseling. Ashley's presentation "was ranked very highly in conference evaluations."
- Daniel Hasty recently presented his paper, My doctor said what? A study of language attitude towards the double modal at the American Dialect Society annual meeting in January.A related paper on the syntax of the double modal has been accepted for publication in the journal Lingua.
- Two MSU papers presented at NWAV 40 in October have been invited for inclusion in the University of Pennsylvania's Working Papers in Linguistics volume of selected papers from that conference. They are Hasty, Hesson, Wagner & Lannon's Finding needles in the right haystack: Double modals in medical consultations, and Sankoff, Wagner & Jensen's The long tail of language change: Québécois French futures in real time.
- Suzanne Wagner has two forthcoming papers: Real time evidence for age grad(ing) in late adolescence (Language Variation and Change)and Age grading in sociolinguistic theory (Language and Linguistics Compass).
For sociolinguists at MSU, 2012 is starting very well! Here are some of our most recent achievements. Congratulations everybody!
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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.