Spring 2024

  • Where: B-411 Wells Hall and Zoom.
  • When: Tuesdays, 1:00-2:30pm.
  • Contact: Jessica Shepherd, sheph157@msu.edu, for the Zoom link and password or to join the lab’s email list-serv and/or Microsoft Team.

January 16th: Research round-up


February 6th: IILS Practice Presentation by Sam Scroggins “I’m, um, nonbinary”


March 5th: Paper Discussion on Dodsworth, Robin & Richard A. Benton. 2017. Social network cohesion and the retreat from Southern vowels in Raleigh. Language in Society 46(3). 371–405. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0047404517000185.

  • March 8th: Linguistics Colloquium talk by Dr. Robin Dodsworth, 3-4:30pm

March 12th: PLC Practice Presentations and Feedback

March 19th: Mini Reading Group and Discussion about Part of town as an independent factor: the NORTH-FORCE merger in Manchester


April 9th: Undergraduate Research Updates and UURAF Practice Presentations

April 16th: Mini Reading Group and Discussion about Boomer Peak or Gen X Cliff? From SVS to LBMS in Georgia English