Tag Archives: Sociolinguistics

Tools: “Do-It-Yourself” State Maps

“Do-It-Yourself” State Maps. Texas A&M offers a website that might be useful for those who do geographically-based sociolinguistic research.  The link above takes you to this site, which allows you to build your own state map, modifying it to suit … Continue reading

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Language Fun: International Talk Like A Pirate Day

  Arrr! International Talk Like A Pirate Day (September 19th) is fast approaching.  It’s a fun holiday for linguists and linguageeks because it celebrates language differences. It’s also an opportunity to engage people in conversations about why we celebrate some … Continue reading

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Resources: Sociolinguistic Videos on Mitra Science

Mitra Science collects science videos on the web.  Here’s a link to their sociolinguistic collection.

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Language News:

On August 16, the LingEducator blog posted a link to news coverage of  research on pronoun usage by social psychologist Dr. James W. Pennebaker.  You may recall that Pennebaker’s interest in pronouns developed out of investigations of journaling in mental … Continue reading

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Resources: Language in Baltimore | Exploring the linguistic charm of Charm City

Dr. Christine Mallinson (UMBC) has produced an impressive blog which highlights the sociolinguistic research of her and her students. Dr. Mallinson is a young, but up-and-coming researcher, who has worked on ethnic variation in North Carolina and training teachers to … Continue reading

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Resources: Connected States Of America

As a sociolinguist, I sometimes look at regional variation in English. To do that, I can study production differences, perception diferences, or, following Dennis Preston’s work in perceptual dialectology, I can look at where people think the language differences are. … Continue reading

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Resources: Miss Linguistics Blog

    misslinguistics.newsvine.com – Miss Linguistics–a great blog on general linguistics and language in the news, with an Australian twist. 🙂  In her own words: Miss Linguistics loves learning about all different languages but her particular interests are cross-cultural communication, … Continue reading

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Resources: Southern Appalachian English

Southern Appalachian English is a blog maintained by linguist Michael Montgomery (University of South Carolina).  On it, you will find Dr. Montgomery’s own papers and an annotated bibliography of other research on Appalachian English.  There are also transcripts and sound files … Continue reading

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Conferences: Accents 2011

    Accents 2011 focuses on an important area of linguistics research–the development of native and non-native accents of English.  This conference is currently calling for proposals.  You can find out more by clicking on the link above.

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Call for Papers: First Soillse Residential Conference – First Call for Papers

          First Soillse Residential Conference – First Call for Papers. SOILLSE, an Scottish institute dedicated to the preservation and research of the Gaelic Language, has issued a call for papers for their first conference.  You can … Continue reading

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