Fall 2021

Fall 2021 – Social Dynamics of Language Variation and Change [IPRH Reading Group]

ORGANIZERS: Salvatore Callesano (Spanish & Portuguese); Anna Maria Escobar (Spanish & Portuguese); Zsuzsanna Fagyal (French & Italian); Robin Turner, (Graduate Assistant, French & Italian)

DESCRIPTION: Contact between different types of linguistic varieties in oral, written, and digital communication are impacting the use of languages in the process. We draw from linguistics and the social and behavioral sciences to examine the sociopolitical and ideological contexts and modes of language contact to discuss outcomes of language variation and change in multilingual settings. In addition to newly published readings, we continue to focus on hypothesis formation and hands-on methods of data analysis.

2021 FALL SEMESTER IN-PERSON MEETINGS: Mondays, 4:00 p.m., every two weeks (unless noted), starting 9/13, with in-between dates for conference presentation practice. (Write to Robin Turner, if you want to be added to our list).

SDLVC – MONDAY 9/13/21, 4:00 P.M. –  TOPIC:  Organizational Meeting
Information on results for the reading list. Getting to know each other. Goals of the Reading Group.

SDLVC – MONDAY 9/20/21, 4:00 PM –  TOPIC:  New speakers / Racialized Speakers
READING: [PDF] Coughlan, Eileen (2021) Accommodation or rejection? Teenagers’ experiences of tensions between traditional and new speakers of Irish. Journal of Sociolinguistics 25 (1), 44-61. https://doi.org/10.1111/josl.12448.

9/23-25/2021 – CONFERENCE OF INTEREST – Thursday, September 23 – Saturday, September 25 — The 2021 LASSO (Linguistic Association of the Southwest) Annual Meeting –[Registration and payment is required to attend conference] — Here: Conference Program

SDLVC – MONDAY 10/4/21, 4:00 PM –  TOPIC: New speakers / Racialized Speakers
Conference Practice-Talk: Salvatore Callesano: “The effect of rootedness in Perceptual Dialectology: Examples from Spanish in Miami”

10/7-9/2021 – CONFERENCE OF INTEREST – Thursday, October 7 – Saturday, October 9 —  The 2021 Hispanic Linguistics Symposium  [Free registration, but required to attend and access Conference Program]

SDLVC – MONDAY 10/18/21, 4:00 PM –  TOPIC: New speakers / Racialized Speakers
READING: [PDFKing, Sharese (2021) Rethinking race and place: The role of persona in sound change reversal. Journal of Sociolinguistics 25 (2) 159– 178. https://doi.org/10.1111/josl.12454

10/19-24/2021 CONFERENCE OF INTEREST – Tuesday 10/19 to Sunday 10/24 – New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV 49) -Theme: Diversity in Variation. [Registration and payment is required to access Program]

SDLVC – MONDAY 11/1/21, 4:00 PM –  TOPIC: New speakers / Racialized Speakers
READING: [PDF] Reite, Torun (2021) From racial to linguistic social divisions: Coloniality in contemporary Maputo. Journal of Sociolinguistics 25 (2), 198-216. https://doi.org/10.1111/josl.12455

SDLVC – MONDAY 11/15/21, 4:00 PM –  TOPIC: Stance in Multilingual Contexts

READING: [PDF] Lovrits, Veronika & Julia de Bres (2021) Prestigious language, pigeonholed speakers: Stances towards the ‘native English speaker’ in a multilingual European institution. Journal of Sociolinguistics 25 (3), 398-417.  https://doi.org/10.1111/josl.12431

SDLVC – MONDAY 11/29/21, 4:00 PM –  TOPIC: Exploring Borrowings

READING: [PDF] Estigarribia (2021) A Speech Planning Account of Guarani Grammatical Borrowings in Paraguayan Spanish. Journal of Language Contact 13, 663-696.

SDLVC – MONDAY 12/6/21, 4:00 PM –  TOPIC: Exploring Borrowings

READING: [PDF Bullock, Barbara E., Jacqueline Serigos, Almeida Jacqueline Toribio (2021) Exploring a Loan Translation and Its Consequences in an Oral Bilingual Corpus. Journal of Language Contact 13, 612-635.

12/14-16/2021 CONFERENCE OF INTEREST – Tuesday, December 12 to Thursday, December 12: Discourse-Pragmatic Variation & Change (DiPVaC) Research Network. [Registration is required and free for anyone wishing to attend]


[PDFDunmore, Stuart S. (2021) Emic and essentialist perspectives on Gaelic heritage: New speakers, language policy, and cultural identity in Nova Scotia and Scotland. Language in Society 50 (2), 259-281. DOI:10.1017/S0047404520000032

[PDFD’hondt, Sigurd (2021) One confession, multiple chronotopes: The interdiscursive authentication of an apology in an international criminal trial. Journal of Sociolinguistics 25 (1), 62-80. https://doi.org/10.1111/josl.12447

[PDF] Pritzker, Sonya E. and Sabina Perrino (2021) Culture inside: Scale, intimacy, and chronotopic stance in situated narratives. Language in Society 50 (3), 365 – 387. DOI:  https://doi.org/10.1017/S0047404520000342

[PDF] Flowers, Katherine (2021) Upscaling and downscaling: Negotiatin scale in the English-only movement. Journal of Sociolinguistics 25(3), 235-252.https://doi.org/10.1111/josl.12416

[PDF] Richy, Celia and Burnett, Heather (2020) Jean does the dishes while Marie fixes the car: a qualitative and quantitative study of social gender in French syntax articles. Journal of French Language Studies 30 (1), 47–72. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1017/S0959269519000280

[PDF] Mendes, Alexander (2021). Forging multilingualism: teleological tension in French and Corsican middle school curricula. Language Policy 20(2), 173-192. DOI:10.1007/s10993-019-09540-1


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