Contact us

MSU Sociolinguistics Lab
B-411 Wells Hall
Michigan State University
East Lansing, MI 48824

For general questions, contact the lab directors, Dr. Betsy Sneller and Dr. Suzanne Evans Wagner.

To check out equipment, join lab meetings and e-mail lists, or website issues, contact the graduate lab research assistant, Jessica Shepherd

E-mail lists

Sociolinguistics Lab

The lab mailing list, is for active members, with frequent updates on lab meetings and other matters. To join the mailing list, or learn more about it, please contact lab RA Jessica Shepherd.

MSU Friends of Sociolinguistics

The FOS is an informal, cross-departmental and cross-institutional group of faculty, graduates and undergraduates. Many members are alumni of Michigan State University.  The group was created in the early 2000s by Dennis Preston during his tenure here. FOS are especially interested in research related to sociolinguistics in general, such as language variation and changelanguage contactbilingualismacquisition of variation in a first or a second language, etc. If you would like to be included on the (low-load) FOS e-mail list,, please contact lab RA Jessica Shepherd. You can also add yourself to the e-mail list by visiting this link and enter the email address that you would like to receive the emails from this list. You can also unsubscribe from this list by using this link.

In addition to using the link above to unsubscribe, you can also unsubscribe from this list by sending an email to the address or emailing and include the following command line in the body of the message: UNSUBSCRIBE FOS

Anyone can post to the list. To do so, send an email to and it will be posted as soon as it is approved by a moderator. The posts are currently moderated by Linguistics faculty Suzanne Wagner and Betsy Sneller, and Linguistics graduate RAs Jessica Shepherd and Annan Kirk.