Suzanne Wagner has received two awards of $1000 each from the College of Arts and Letters Undergraduate Research Initiative (CAL-URI). One of the awards will support undergraduate Linguistics majors Jared Kaczor and Travis Coppernoll, who are carrying out ethnographic and sociolinguistic fieldwork in two rural communities in the Lansing area. The other award will support Linguistics PhD student Matt Savage and his collaborators to design and implement a series of online language attitudes surveys. Matt’s team will include at least one undergraduate programmer.
Both projects support the lab’s ongoing investigation of sound change in the English vowel system in the Lansing, Michigan area. Here are a few of our recent related publications:
- Nesbitt, Monica. 2018. Economic change and the decline of raised TRAP in Lansing, MI. University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics: Selected Papers from NWAV 46.
- Uehara, Sayako and Suzanne Evans Wagner. 2018. Progressive outliers in listener perception of sound change. University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics: Selected Papers from NWAV 46.
- Wagner, Suzanne E., Alexander Mason, Monica Nesbitt, Erin Pevan & Matt Savage. 2016. Reversal and re-organization of the Northern Cities Shift in Michigan. University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics: Selected Papers from NWAV 44.