LSD in focus

The Language and Society Discussion Group (LSD) is a dynamic discussion forum and reading group centered on current topics in Sociolinguistics. We focus on the extensive real-world ideas and questions stemming from the relationship between Language and Society.

Students choose academic readings of interest for meetings, based upon a semester-specific main theme. These articles are typically drawn from recent issues of Journal of Sociolinguistics, Language in Society, Discourse Studies, Discourse and Society, Applied Linguistics, Journal of Linguistic Anthropology, and International Journal of Bilingualism as well as many other journals that focus on issues including language ideology, identity, ethnicity, politics, language in the media, institutional language use, and more. LSD is also a space for students to present their original work or work in progress.

LSD meets weekly for one hour throughout the fall and spring semesters. This fall, we will be meeting virtually on Tuesdays from 12:30-1:30pm. Please contact our organizers to receive the zoom link.