Undergraduate Sociolinguists present at MSU undergraduate conference UURAF

On April 14th, undergraduate Sociolinguistics Lab members Caroline Zackerman, Whitney Kuta, Mikayla Thompson, Newt Kelbley and Zach Sebree presented their posters at the 2023 Michigan State University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF). Our presenters discussed their projects with a general audience, interacted with visitors, and answered questions about their research. Congratulations to our UURAF presenters!

All the posters are in the Linguistics, Languages, and Speech category.

  • How to speak Michigander: Evaluating speakers’ self-perception of their accent   Zackerman, Caroline
  • Insults in League of Legends – Whitney Kuta
  • Stories of identity: Ethnic identity and heritage language learning – Mikayla Thompson
  • “Tell me.” Vs “Could you tell me?”: Obligatory force in diary prompts – Kelbley, Newt
  • Demographic coding in MI Diaries – Sebree, Zach
Caroline Zackerman in front of her poster
Whitney Kuta talking to Jack Rechsteiner
Mikayla Thompson talking to a visitor
Newt Kelbley in front of their poster
Zach Sebree talking to visitors
2023 UURAF Poster Session from above at the Breslin Center