Output

Publications

In the works

  • Sankoff, G. & S. E. Wagner. fc. The long tail of language change: A trend and panel study of Québecois French futures. Canadian Journal of Linguistics.
  • Wang, X. & S. E. Wagner. fc 2020. Local identity and standardization: Evidence from Tianjin Chinese tone sandhi. To appear in University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics: Selected Papers from NWAV 48.
  • Holley, J., R. Dodsworth & S. Wagner. (fc 2021). Conceptualizing and coding social class in linguistic corpora.  In M. Yaeger-Dror, C. Cieri & K. Drager (eds.) Dimensions of Linguistic Variation. Oxford University Press.
  • Wagner, S. E. in prep. Language Change from Adolescence to AdulthoodRoutledge Ltd.

Recent

  • Nesbitt, M., S. Wagner & A. Mason. 2019. A tale of two shifts: Movement toward the Low Back Merger Shift in Lansing, Michigan. In Kara Becker (ed), The Low Back Merger Shift: Uniting the Canadian Vowel Shift, the California Vowel Shift, and Short Front Vowel Shifts across North America. Publications of the American Dialect Society 104.
  • Uehara, S. & S.E. Wagner. 2018. Progressive outliers in listener perception of sound change. In University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics 24.2: Selected Papers from NWAV 46. 
  • Nesbitt, M. 2018. Economic change and the decline of raised TRAP in Lansing, MI. In University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics 24.2: Selected Papers from NWAV 46. 
  • Xu, C. & L, Mao. 2017. The sociolinguistic meanings of syllable contraction in Chinese: A study using perceptual maps. Asia-Pacific Language Variation 3(2): 160-199.
  • Wagner, S. E. & I. Buchstaller. 2017. Panel Studies of Variation and Change. Routledge Ltd.
  • Tagliamonte, S. & S. E. Wagner. 2017. What makes a panel study work? Researcher and participant in real time. To appear in Wagner & Buchstaller (eds.) Panel Studies of Variation and Change. Routledge Ltd.
  • Wagner, S. E., A. Mason, M. Nesbitt, E. Pevan & M. Savage. 2016. Reversal and re-organization of the Northern Cities Shift in Michigan. In University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics 22.2: Selected Papers from NWAV 44. ​​

Presentations

Recent

  • 2019. Wang, X. & S. E. Wagner. Local identity and standardization: Evidence from Tianjin Chinese tone sandhi. Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 48, University of Oregon, October 10-12.
  • 2018. Bongiovanni, S. On the relationship between vowel nasalization and nasal weakening: Evidence from a Caribbean and non-Caribbean dialect of Spanish. Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation 47, New York University, USA.
  • 2018. Nesbitt, M. Changing accents changes syllables: The effect of diachronic phonetic change on syllabic representations in the Inland North. Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation 47, New York University, USA.
  • 2018. Mason, A. It’s a TRAP!: The trigger for the Elsewhere Shift in Lansing, Michigan. Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation 47, New York University, USA.
  • 2018. Savage, M. & Mason, A. Style & attitude: The social evaluation of the BET vowel. Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation 47, New York University, USA.
  • 2018. Zaykovskaya, I. “It’s an American Symbol!”: Non-native speakers’ take on remarkable LIKE. Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation 47, New York University, USA.
  • 2018. Uehara, S. & Wagner, S. E. Outlier perception accuracy for a vowel undergoing language change in progress. Paper presented at the Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, Salt Lake City, UT, USA.
  • 2018. Nesbitt, M.  The loss of an urban-rural distinction in Michigan.  Paper presented at the Urban Language Research Conference, Graz, Austria.
  • 2018. Nesbitt, M. Shifting from the shift: Loss of dialect distinction in the US. Poster presented at the bi-annual meeting of the Acoustical Society of America. Minneapolis, Minnesota.
  • 2017. Alfaraz, G. & A. Mason. Perceptual Dialectology: A sixth vision of America. Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation 46, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
  • 2017. Nesbitt,M. A Rust Belt Feature: Economic change and the decline of raised TRAP in Lansing, MI. Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation 46, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
  • 2017. Uehara, S. & S. E. Wagner. Progressive outliers in listener perception of sound change. Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation 46, University of Wisconsin-Madison, USA.
  • 2017. Uehara, S. The role of vocalic outliers on the perception of sound change. Paper presented at Methods in Dialectology 16. National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics (NINJAL).Tachikawa, Japan.
  • 2017. Hall, C. The perception of the /æ/-/ɛ/ vowel continuum in British and United States English speakers. Paper presented at The Intellectual Summer Conference, Lancaster University, England, June 26-27.
  • 2017. Xu, C. Prominence of stereotypes shapes listeners’ attitude towards Mandarin syllable contraction. The 91th Annual Meeting of Linguistics Society of America, Austin, Texas.
  • 2016. Wang, Xiaomei. Changes to Tianjin tone sandhi in apparent time. Paper presented at North American Conference on Chinese Linguistics (NACCL) 28, Brigham Young University, May 6-7.
  • 2016. Wagner, S. E. Scaling up reliably: The pros and cons of rigorous protocols​. Talk given at Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change 3, University of Ottawa, Canada, May 4-6.
  • 2016. Wagner, S. E., A. Mason, M. Nesbitt, E. Pevan & M. Savage. Reversal and re-organization of the Northern Cities Shift in Michigan. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Dialect Society, Washington, DC, January 8-10.
  • 2016. M. Savage, Mason, A., M. Nesbitt, E. Pevan & S. E. Wagner. Ignorant and annoying: Inland Northerners’ attitudes towards NCS short-o. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Dialect Society, Washington, DC, January 8-10.
  • 2015. Wagner, S. E., A. Mason, M. Nesbitt, E. Pevan & M. Savage. Reversal and re-organization of the Northern Cities Shift in Michigan. Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation 44, Toronto, Canada, October 22-25.
  • 2015. Nesbitt, M., S. E. Wagner, E. Pevan, M. Savage & A. Mason. Ignorant and annoying: Inland Northerners’ attitudes towards NCS short-o. Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation 44, Toronto, Canada, October 22-25.

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