January 18, 2021
Here is the schedule for spring 2021. All meetings take place on Wednesday afternoons, 3-4pm, over Zoom.
- February 3: Manuscript discussion (Bleaman)
- February 24: Discussion of Calder 2018
- March 17: Yosiane White (UPenn), "Does workin' prime thinking? Exploring the processing of canonical and non-canonical suffix variants"
- March 31: Matti Marttinen Larsson (Stockholm U), "Incipient probabilistic grammar change in real time: Language-internal effects on changing functions of locative constructions in European Spanish"
- April 14: Natalie Povilonis de Vilchez (NYU): "Deconstructing 'standard' in a minority language: Variation in Chanka Quechua" -- co-sponsored by the Fieldwork Forum
- April 28: Katie Carmichael (Virginia Tech) and Aaron Dinkin (San Diego State): "We THOUGHT we knew a LOT about New Orleans English (oh)... But we did NOT"
- May 5: NWAV abstracts
August 18, 2020
Here is the schedule for fall 2020. All meetings take place on Wednesday afternoons, 3-4pm, over Zoom.
- September 2: Welcome meeting and discussion of Rosa and Flores 2017
- October 7: Annie Helms, "k-Means Clustering and Factor Analysis in Python" (workshop)
- October 28: Eric Wilbanks, "Twitter Data Basics for Linguists" (workshop)
- December 2: Discussion of Sneller, Fruehwald, and Yang 2019
May 29, 2020
A research article by Isaac Bleaman has appeared in Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence (section "Language and Computation," research topic in "Computational Sociolinguistics"):
Bleaman, Isaac L. 2020. Implicit standardization in a minority language community: Real-time syntactic change among Hasidic Yiddish writers. Frontiers in Artificial Intelligence 3: 35 (1–20).
January 27, 2020
Here is the schedule for spring 2020. Meetings take place on Friday mornings, 10:30am-12pm, in Dwinelle 1303.
- February 14: Discussion of D'Onofrio 2019
- March 6: Ernesto Gutiérrez, "OpenSesame" (skills workshop)
March 20: (10:30-11:20) Annie Helms, "Sociophonetic Variation of Spanish /e/ Production by Catalan-Spanish Bilinguals in Barcelona" (practice talk for LSRL); (11:20-12) Katherine Hilton, "TBD"
April 3: (10:30-11:20) Loulou Kosmala, "An empirical study of (dis)fluency phenomena in different languages and social contexts"; (11:20-12) Eric Wilbanks, "Twitter Mining" (skills workshop)
April 24: Tentatively: Peer-reviewing NWAV abstracts
May 1 (11:15-12:00): Mingzhe Zheng, "TBD"
(All of our meetings after March 6 were canceled due to COVID-19.)
December 10, 2019
At our meeting on 12/10, 3:30-5pm, SLaB member Annie Helms will be presenting a tutorial entitled "Generating Continua in TANDEM-STRAIGHT." Description from Annie:
This workshop is designed to familiarize linguists with the application TANDEM-STRAIGHT, which can be used to create a continuum from two endpoint audio files. The resulting continua can be used as stimuli for discrimination and identification tasks in speech perception experiments.
October 10-12, 2019
SLaB will be represented at NWAV 48 (University of Oregon) by Isaac L. Bleaman and Justin Davidson:
- Bleaman, Isaac L.: "Linguistic prescriptivism, social conservatism, and phonetic drift in language maintenance communities"
- Davidson, Justin:
- "Creating interactive shiny dashboards to showcase sociolinguistic research: Seeing the forest and the trees" (workshop)
- "On (not) acquiring a sociolinguistic stereotype: L2 Catalan lateral production by L1-Spanish bilinguals"
September 10, 2019
Inaugural meeting of the Sociolinguistics Lab at Berkeley (SLaB)!