Summer 2019: In summer, the lab hosts an accountability and writing group for any students or faculty in Linguistics who would like some moral support for their projects. We’ll meet weekly, Thursdays 10am – 11am, starting May 16 and running until summer’s end.

Socio Lab meetings in Spring 2019 were on Fridays, 2:00pm – 3:30pm in B-411 unless otherwise announced on our lab mailing list. Stay tuned for Fall 2019.

A description of lab meetings can be found below:

If you would like to present during one of the open slots, or require access to the sign-up sheet, please contact Rebecca Senn.

Meeting Details:

January 11, 2019

Introductions, Check In, and Planning! All are welcome! In addition to planning for the semester, we will be discussing:

  • current and/or future projects
  • need for help with transcribing, coding, running subjects, etc.
  • interest in helping with ongoing projects

January 18, 2019

Danielle Brown. Senior thesis project on sentence/utterance-initial low-key.

January 25, 2019

Matt Savage. Hashing out perception experiment sequence for dissertation proposal.

February 1, 2019

Matt Savage. More hashing out of perception experiment sequence for dissertation proposal.

February 8, 2019

Matt Savage. Final experiment sequence.

Alexander Mason. Feedback on experiment for sociolinguistics comp.

February 15, 2019

UURAF poster abstract for Homer-Humphrey group.

Danielle Brown. Finalizing senior thesis research question and design.

February 22, 2019

Gabriela Alfaraz. Latinx perceptual dialectology project.

Danielle Brown. More on utterance-initial ‘low-key’ senior thesis research.

March 1, 2019


March 15, 2019

Chad Hall. Overview of literature on sound change in Dearborn, MI.

Lucy Angers. Senior thesis project on the use of emoji for hedging in computer-mediated communication.

March 22, 2019

No meeting.

March 29, 2019

Jared Kaczor and Travis Coppernoll. UURAF poster on rural ethnography.

April 5, 2019

  • 9:00-10:30 Jared Kaczor & Travis Coppernoll, Football, Church, and Free Breakfast: Doing Sociolinguistic Research in Rural Communities Around Lansing.
    • UURAF poster 84, Ballroom, in the Linguistics, Language & Speech section, MSU Student Union.
  • Lab presentations TBD

April 12, 2019

2:00pm: Silvina Bongiovanni. Spanish word-internal consonant groups and hypercorrection

2:45pm: Kai Chen. Tone 3 change in contemporary Mandarin.

April 19, 2019

No meeting.

April 25, 2019 [Thursday]

11am-1pm, B-243 Wells. Irina Zaykovskaya, Doctoral Dissertation Defense. “Remarkable English LIKE on a university campus: Non-native usage, judgments and attitudes.”

April 26, 2019

No meeting.