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teaching and supervision at UVic

 

 

Fall 2015

LING495 Language Variation and Change

LING590 Directed Study: Variation Theory

 

Spring 2016

Not teaching this term.

 

Fall 2017

LING495 Language Variation and Change

 

 

Courses I also teach:

LING395 Sociolinguistics (visit us on Facebook)

LING420 Historical and Comparative Linguistics

LING449 Directed Study

LING499 Honours Thesis

LING509 Sociolinguistics Seminar (selected topics)

LING527 Topics in Historical and Comparative Linguistics

LING590 Directed Study

LING592 Labovian Variationist Sociolinguistics

LING690 Directed Study

 

 

 

Graduate and undergraduate supervision

 

I am keen to supervise research in the following areas:                                

 

á variationist sociolinguistics

á language variation and change

á historical sociolinguistics

á grammaticalization

 

Have a topic you think is sociolinguistic but not sure? Come see me!

 

 

Recent student and post-doc news & congratulations

 

Sept. 2013:          Nicole Edgar was awarded a prestigious Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award (JCURA), the Allardice Lancaster Scholarship and the Jarmila Vlasta Vono Krak Thouvenelle Scholarship

Mar. 2014:           Pat Hart Blundon, Nicole Edgar, Sky Onosson and Alexah Konnelly all presented papers at the inaugural CWSL workshop

Sept. 2014:          Alexah Konnelly was awarded a prestigious Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award (JCURA) and the PresidentÕs Scholarship

Sept. 2014:          Pat Hart Blundon was awarded an Interdisciplinary Graduate Fellowship

Oct. 2014:            Nicole Edgar had her poster ÒMock Manly SpeechÓ accepted for presentation at NWAV 43! This was JCURA research.

Nov. 2014:           Pat Hart Blundon has been named the recipient of the 2014–2015 Howard E. Petch Research Scholarship from UVic

Jan. 2015:            Sky Onosson gave a talk at the annual meeting of the American Dialect Society with co-authors Becky Roeder and Alex DÕArcy

Mar. 2015:           Alexah Konnelly has been accepted to the MA program in Linguistics at the University of Toronto

Mar. 2015:           Nicole Edgar had her poster ÒGrammaticalization or simple reductionÓ accepted for presentation at the 2015 CLA meeting

April 2015:           Nicole Edgar has just been awarded a prestigious SSHRC MA Scholarship

April 2015:           Callie Hill has successfully defended her MEd Special Project in Indigenous language revitalization

June 2015:           Callie Hill (MEd), Matthew Fitzsimmons (BA Hons) and Alexah Konnelly (BA Hons) graduated

July 2015:            Nicole EdgarÕs paper on I DON'T KNOW and grammaticalization was accepted to La Science du Mot

July 2015:            Sky Onosson and Nicole Edgar both had papers accepted for presentation at NWAV 44 in Toronto

July 2015:            Alexah KonnellyÕs JCURA research on hashtag activism on Twitter was just accepted for publication in The Arbutus Review

July 2015:            Pat Hart Blundon has been named the recipient of the Ord and Linda Anderson Interdisciplinary Graduate Scholarship from UVic

Sept. 2015:          Derek Denis joins the Sociolinguistics Research Lab as a SSHRC Post-Doctoral Fellow

Sept. 2015:          Nicole Edgar was awarded the PresidentÕs Research Scholarship

Sept. 2015:          Eva Smidt, from the University of Groningen, joined the Sociolinguistics Research Lab as a Visiting Research Student

Oct. 2015:            Sky OnossonÕs paper was accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the American Dialect Society, to be held in DC in January 2016

Oct. 2015:            Nicole Edgar, Sky Onosson and SSHRC post-doc Derek Denis all presented papers at NWAV 44

Nov. 2015:           Alexah KonnellyÕs JCURA research was published in The Arbutus Review

Nov. 2015:           Sky Onosson was awarded a travel grant to attend the 2016 annual meeting of the American Dialect Society

Nov. 2015:           Pat Hart Blundon has been accepted to give a full paper at the Speech-Language & Audiology Canada Conference in April 2016

Dec. 2015:           Sky Onosson was awarded a Joseph-Armand Bombardier SSHRC Doctoral Scholarship

Feb. 2016:           Ildara Enr’quez Garc’aÕs paper was accepted to the Cascadia Workshop on Sociolinguistics

Mar. 2016:           Nicole Edgar was accepted to the PhD program at the York University (starting Sept 2016) and awarded an Ontario Graduate Scholarship

April 2016:           Ayden Loughlin was awarded a Graduate Entrance Scholarship to the UVic Linguistics MA program, starting September 2016

April 2016:           Ildara Enr’quez Garc’a and Derek Denis gave papers at the Cascadia Workshop in Sociolinguistics

Sept. 2016:          Nicole Edgar published a paper in the Working Papers of the Linguistics Circle (Vol. 26)

Sept. 2016:          Pat Hart Blundon was awarded a SSHRC Doctoral Fellowship

Sept. 2016:          Sky Onosson was awarded the PresidentÕs Research Scholarship and the Robert W. Ford Graduate Scholarship

Sept. 2016:          Suzanne Robillard, from the University of Ottawa, joined the Sociolinguistics Research Lab as a Visiting Research Student

Oct. 2016:            Ildara Enr’quez Garc’a was awarded the Lucie DÕAigle Award from UVic Linguistics

Oct. 2016:            Ildara Enr’quez Garc’a was awarded a travel grant from the American Dialect Society to attend the 2017 meeting

Nov. 2016:           Nicole Edgar (MA) and Kahtehr—n:ni Stacey (MEd) graduated

Nov. 2016:           Alum Nicole Edgar and PhD student Sky Onosson presented posters at NWAV 45; Derek Denis presented two papers

Nov. 2016:           Ildara Enr’quez Garc’a successfully defended her proposal for her MA thesis

Dec. 2016:           Sky Onosson successfully defended his proposal for his PhD dissertation

Dec. 2016:           Derek Denis was awarded the Audrey Duckert Memorial Award from the American Dialect Society      

Dec. 2016:           Pat Hart Blundon published a paper on non-standard dialect and educational achievement in the Canadian Journal of Speech-Language Pathology and Audiology

Jan. 2017:            Erika Larson, from Northeastern University, joined the Sociolinguistics Research Lab as an International Visiting Research Student

Jan. 2017:            Derek Denis and Ildara Enr’quez Garc’a gave papers at the American Dialect Society in Austin, Texas

Jan. 2017:            Visiting Research Student Suzanne Robillard was interviewed on the CBC about Victoria French

Jan. 2017:            SSHRC Post-Doc Derek Denis was hired as an Assistant Professor (TT) in Linguistics at the University of Toronto Mississauga, starting summer 2017!

Mar. 2017:           Sky Onosson had a poster accepted to the Chicago Linguistics Society Workshop on Dynamic Modeling in Phonetics and Phonology

Mar. 2017:           Ildara Enr’quez Garc’a was accepted to the PhD Program in Linguistics at UVic (starting Sept 2017) and awarded a Graduate Entrance Award

April 2017:           Kaleigh Woolford was accepted to the MA program at Newcastle University

June 2017:           Tomoharu Hirota joined the SLRL as a Visiting Research Student, under the Western Deans Agreement

summer 2017:      We said good-bye to Derek Denis, Tomo Hirota, Erika Larson, Jasmine El Gazzar and Kaleigh Woolford. WeÕll miss you!

Aug. 2017:           Ildara Enr’quez Garc’a successfully defended her MA thesis

Sept. 2017:          Ildara Enr’quez Garc’a and Ayden Loughlin were both accepted to present at the American Dialect Society in January 2018

Sept. 2017:          Marjolein Merx, from the University of Groningen, joined the Sociolinguistics Research Lab as a Visiting Research Student

Sept. 2017:          RenŽ OÕReilly and Sachi deTreaux were each awarded a prestigious Jamie Cassels Undergraduate Research Award (JCURA)

 

 

 

Projects IÕve had a supervisory role with include:

 

University of Victoria

á    Patricia Hart Blundon, PhD in progress (Interdisciplinary): English as a second dialect among First Nations students in a remote northern British Columbia community (co-supervisor, with D. McGhie-Richmond)

á    Sky Onosson, PhD in progress: The acoustic properties of Canadian English off-gliding diphthongs (co-supervisor, with S. Bird)

á    Kyra Fortier, MA in progress: Dialectal variation in Gitksan vowel inventories (committee member)

á    Matthew Richards, MA in progress: Prosodic structure in the Foxtrot (committee member)

á    Ildara Enr’quez Garc’a (2017), MA: Clitic variation among Galician neofalantes (supervisor)

á    Hajime Kataoka (2017), MA: Enhancing social media-based participation in L2 communities of practice (co-supervisor, with C. Poulton)

á    Kahtehr—n:ni Stacey (2016), MEd: Tho IentsitewateÕnikonhraiŽ:raÕte Tsi Nonkw‡:ti ne ç:se Tahatikonhsont—n:tie—We will turn our minds there once again, to the faces yet to come. Second language speakers and language revitalization in Kahnawˆ:ke (co-supervisor, with P. Jacobs)

á    Nicole Edgar (2016), MA: The social indexicality of creaky voice in the speech of young women (supervisor)

á    Rory Cleator (2016), BA honours: Drag queens and persona building (co-supervisor, with S. Bird)

á    Callie Hill (2015), MEd: KanyenÕkeh‡:ka: Awakening Community Consciousness (co-supervisor, with E. Czaykowska-Higgins)

á    Matthew Fitzsimmons (2015), BA honours: Two dimensions of prosodic change in Conamara Irish (co-supervisor, with S. Bird)

á    Alexah Konnelly (2015), BA honours/JCURA: #Activism: Identity, Affiliation, and Political Discourse-Making on Twitter (supervisor)

á    Nicole Edgar (2014), BA honours/JCURA: Mock manly speech: Polyphonic resources in the construction of hegemonic masculine discourse (supervisor)

á    Nicole Krenn (2013), BSc honours: L2 speakersÕ accommodation of a second dialect in their L2 (co-supervisor, with S. Bird)

á    Brittney OÕNeill (2013), BA honours: The ASCII affect: A comparison of emoticons and facial expressions in affective priming (co-supervisor, with S. Bird)

á    Taylor Marie Young (2011), MA: If the walls could talk: A sociolinguistic inquiry (supervisor)

á    Suzanne Robillard (2011), BA honours: Community without correctness: A sociolinguistic analysis of British Columbian French (supervisor)

á    Sara Van Dongen (2011), BA honours: Etymological prestige and the perception of personality (supervisor)

 

University of Canterbury

á    Katie Drager (2009), PhD: A sociophonetic ethnography of Selwyn GirlsÕ High (associate supervisor)

á    Ilka Ludwig (2007), MA: Identification of New Zealand English and Australian English based on stereotypical accent markers (associate supervisor)

á    Anita Szakay (2007), MA: Identification of Māori English using suprasegmental cues: A study based on speech resynthesis (associate supervisor). Published (2008) as: Ethnic Dialect Identification in New Zealand: The Role of Prosodic Cues. SaarbrŸcken: VDM Verlag.

á    Rosa-Jane Whitcombe (2008), Honours extended essay: Examination of the English spoken within the New Zealand-born Chinese community (supervisor)