Sociolinguistics Lab

Sociolinguistics Lab- Hagerty Hall 235

Lab Manager: Ashlee Dauphinais
Faculty Sponsor: Anna Babel

Students in Sociolinguistics LabThe sociolinguistics lab is a space dedicated to the use of graduate students and faculty engaged in sociolinguistic research.  The lab contains four computer workstations and a variety of audio and video recording equipment, as well as software and other equipment, such as transcription pedals and a response box. Graduate students and faculty may use the equipment on-site or check it out from the Lab Manager to take to the field.  The lab space may also be utilized for meetings and interviews.

Featured Highlights

James Leow on the fieldJames Leow is a 2nd year Ph.D. student in the Hispanic Linguistics program.  His research interests include Linguistic Antropology, Language and Identity, and Phonetics and Phonology.  During the summer of 2016 he conducted ethnographic fieldwork with agricultural migrant farmworkers in Ohio.  He worked primarily with a community of individuals who harvested cucumbers and peppers, and his participant observation led him to both spend time on the migrant camp and work alongside community members in the fields.  At the present, his analysis concerns speakers’ linguistic practice of identity with relationship to context and speech activities. 

The members of this community, like many agricultural migrant workers in the United States, speak both Spanish and Mixtec.  In the summer of 2017, he hopes to attend a summer intensive Mixtec program in Oaxaca, Mexico. 


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