One of our lab co-directors, Dr. Suzanne Wagner, received a grant to spend a month in University of Duisberg-Essen in Germany. Congratulations Suzanne!
Dr. Suzanne Wagner will be visiting the Sociolinguistics Lab at the University of Duisberg-Essen and language change across the lifespan project team from April 28-May 22. She will also be giving some talks and guest lectures during the visit. The visit is supported by a grant from the university to the host, Dr. Isabelle Buchstaller, Professor of English Linguistics and director of the Sociolinguistics Lab at the University of Duisberg-Essen. Dr. Buchstaller and Dr. Wagner are the co-editors of the book series Routledge Studies in Language Change and of the series volume Panel Studies of Variation and Change.
Dr. Wagner shared more details about her visit:
Dr. Buchstaller is a renowned expert on language change across the lifespan. I’ll be consulting with Dr. Buchstaller as I work on a manuscript for a monograph on this topic, provisionally titled Language Change from Adolescence to Adulthood, to be published by Routledge. The book will be about on my longitudinal study of young women in Philadelphia (e.g. Wagner 2012, 2013). I’ll also consult with other scholars in the lab, especially Dr. James Grama, whose expertise in sociophonetics will be helpful to my project.