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Publications

In the works

  • Nesbitt, M., S. Wagner & A. Mason. (under review). Movement toward the Low Back Merger Shift in Lansing, MI. 
  • Holley, J., R. Dodsworth & S. Wagner. (under review). Conceptualizing and coding social class in linguistic corpora. 
  • Wagner, S. E. forthcoming. Language Change from Adolescence to Adulthood. Routledge Ltd.

Recent

  • 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. ​​
  • Wagner, S. E., A. Hesson & H. Little. 2016. Comparing referential general extender use across registers in American English speech. In H. Pichler (ed.), Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change: Insights from English. Cambridge, UK: Cambridge University Press. 211-231.
  • Wagner, S. E., A. Hesson, K. Bybel & H. Little. 2015. Quantifying the referential function of general extenders in North American English. Language in Society 44: 705-731.
  • Hesson, A. & M. Shellgren. 2015. Discourse marker like in real time: Characterizing the time-course of sociolinguistic impression formationAmerican Speech 90: 154-186.
  • Tetreault, C. 2015. Transcultural Teens: Performing Youth Identities in French Cités. London: Wiley.
  • Wagner, S. E. & A. Hesson. 2014. Listener sensitivity to the frequency of linguistic cues affects language attitudesJournal of Language and Social Psychology 33: 651-666.
  • Hesson, A. 2014. Medically speaking: Mandative adjective extraposition in physician speech. Journal of Sociolinguistics 18(3): 289-318.
  • Wagner, S. E. 2014.  Linguistic correlates of Irish-American and Italian-American ethnicity in high school and beyondLanguage and Communication 35:75-87. Special issue of “New Perspectives on Linguistic Variation and Ethnic Identity in North America”, edited by Lauren Hall-Lew and Malcah Yaeger-Dror. 
  • Wagner, S. E. 2013. “We act like girls and we don’t act like men”: Ethnicity and local language change in a Philadelphia high schoolLanguage in Society, 42(4): 361-383. 
  • Wagner, S. E., K. Bybel & K. VerPlanck. 2013. Back and forth with classes and that kind of thing: A panel study of general extender use in Philadelphia.  In Alena Barysevich, Alexandra D’Arcy and David Heap (eds.), Proceedings of Methods XIV: Papers from the Fourteenth International Conference on Methods in Dialectology. Bamberg Studies in English Linguistics. Pieterlen, Switzerland: Peter Lang. pp. 337-348.
  • Hesson, A. 2012. A linguistic comparison of patient- and doctor-centered interviewing. Patient Education and Counseling 88: 373-380.
  • Wagner, S. E. 2012. Age grading in sociolinguistic theory. Language and Linguistics Compass 6(6):371-382.
  • Wagner, S. E. 2012. Real time evidence for age grad(ing) in late adolescence. Language Variation and Change 24(2): 179-202.
  • Hasty, J. D., A. Hesson, S. E. Wagner & R. Lannon. 2011. Finding needles in the right haystack: Double modals in medical consultations. University of Pennsylvania Working Papers 18.2: Selected Papers from NWAV 40. pp. 41-47http://repository.upenn.edu/pwpl/vol18/iss2/6/

Presentations

Recent

  • 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.
  • 2015. Shellgren, M. Individual differences in listener perceptions: personality or cognitive processing? Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation 44, Toronto, Canada, October 22-25.
  • 2015. Xu, C. Sociolinguistic meanings of syllable contraction in Mandarin: Region and gender. Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation 44, Toronto, Canada, October 22-25.
  • 2015. Zheng, M. Chinese American accommodation to the Northern Cities Shift in Southeast Michigan. Poster presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation 44, Toronto, Canada, October 22-25.
  • 2015. Buchstaller, I. & S. E. Wagner. Community-based studies of language change. Special session at International Conference on Language Variation in Europe 8, University of Leipzig, Germany, May 27-29.
  • 2015. Wagner, S. E. & A. Hesson. Assessing sociolinguistic monitor performance as a function of individual differences. Poster accepted at the Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, January 8-11.
  • 2014. Wagner, S. E. & G. Sankoff. ‘Senior peer pressure’ and late stage language change. Paper presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation 43, University of Illinois-Chicago, October 23-26.
  • 2014. Tagliamonte, S. & S. E. Wagner. Incrementation in adolescence: Tapping the force that drives linguistic change. International Society for the Linguistics of English (ISLE) 3, Zurich, Switzerland, August 24-27.
  • 2014. Wagner, S. E. & S. Tagliamonte. What makes a panel study work? Researcher and participant in real time. International Conference on Methods in Dialectology XV, University of Groningen, Netherlands, August 24-27, as part of a workshop on panel studies convened by Suzanne Evans Wagner and Isabelle Buchstaller: Panel studies: Challenges, food for thought and ways forward.
  • 2014. Hesson, A. & H. Pichler. Exploring novel impact pathways in variationist research: discourse-pragmatic variation in healthcare settings. Workshop convened at DiPVaC 2, Newcastle University, UK, April 7-9.
  • 2014. Hesson, A. & M. Shellgren. Like, time really matters: the online perception of discourse-pragmatic variation. Paper presented at Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change (DiPVaC) 2, Newcastle University, UK, April 7-9.
  • 2014. Shellgren, M., A. Hesson & H. Young. Like, we can measure that: Assessing online perception of sociolinguistic variability. Paper presented at Georgetown University Roundtable (GURT) 8, Georgetown University, March 13-16.
  • 2014. Wagner, S. E., A. Hesson & H. Little. Referential general extender use across registers in American English speech. Paper presented at UKLVC 9, University of Sheffield, UK, September 2-4, and at DiPVaC 2, Newcastle University, UK, April 7-9 2014.
  • 2013. Wagner, S. E. Individual differences in social competence and attention to detail affect the sociolinguistic monitor. Paper presented at UKLVC 9, University of Sheffield, UK. September 2-4.
  • 2013. Wagner, S. E. What might individual differences tell us about language change across the lifespan? Invited talk, University of Pennsylvania Linguistics Department Speaker Series. March  14.
  • 2012. Wagner, S. E. & M. Shellgren. Shifting and separating: Directions in individual lifespan linguistic change. Paper presented at Conference on Sources of Individual Linguistic Difference, University of Ottawa, March 2-4 2012.
  • 2012. Hesson, A. & S. E. Wagner.. (organizers) Using physician-patient interviews for quantitative sociolinguistic analysis: a methodological checkup. Panel session convened at Georgetown University Round Table (GURT) 2012, Georgetown University, March 8-11.
  • 2012. Wagner, S. E., A. Hesson & K. Bybel. Reliability, accountability and stuff like that: Quantifying pragmatic function in general extenders. Paper presented at Discourse-Pragmatic Variation and Change, University of Salford, UK, April 18-20.
  • 2012. Hesson, A., S. E. Wagner & J. D. Hasty. A shot in the arm for sociolinguistics. Paper presented at Georgetown University Round Table (GURT) 2012, Georgetown University, March 8-11.
  • 2012. Hesson, A. & N. Mendoza-Denton. Expressing what’s at stake: The use of modal adjective extraposition in Type 1 and 2 diabetes encounters. Paper presented at Georgetown University Round Table (GURT) 2012, Georgetown University, March 8-11.