What: SPREAD is a group of students, faculty, and any members of the UC Berkeley community interested in the study of sociophonetics. SPREAD attendees read one or two articles per week on a given topic in sociophonetics and discuss the theories, methodology, and findings, as well as ideas for future research. Meetings sometimes involve conducting our own informal research relating to the paper topics. Members can also present their own research in sociophonetics for feedback and suggestions.
Where: 1303 Dwinelle Hall
When: Mondays, 2:00 – 3:00pm
Who: SPREAD is organized by Auburn Barron-Lutzross. We welcome students and faculty from all departments who are interested in the study of sociophonetics with any level of experience or background in the area.
- Effects of relative homogeneity in experimental sample groups
- Methodologies researching variation in talk-in-interaction
- Phonetic convergence/accommodation
- Within-sex variation and perceived social correlates of phonetic distinctiveness
- Vowel production by sexuality
- Sex-specific differences in fundamental and formant frequencies
- The importance of including laboratory phonetics in sociolinguistic research
- Exemplar theory and sociolinguistic stereotypes
- Perception of foreign accent