News

2017

  • Many current and former NYU linguists presented posters and talks at NWAV46 at the University of Wisconsin at Madison (November 2-5).  The program is here.
    • Isaac Bleaman: Variation in Hasidic Yiddish syntax: A corpus study of language change on the internet
    • Dan Duncan: “I’m Catholic and she’s public:”: Education and the Northern Cities Shift in St. Louis
    • Maddie Gilbert, Greg Guy, & Mary Robinson: ‘A gente sempre faz’: Subject pronoun expression in Brazilian Portuguese
    • Greg Guy: Saks vs. Macys: (r-1) marches on in New York City department stores
    • Zack Jaggers  (NYU), Anais Elkins, Renee Blake (NYU), Natalie Povilonis de Vilchez (NYU), Luciene Simões & Matthew Stuck: What it means when you say my name (right): Subjective evaluations of the linguistic reproduction of names
    • Becky Laternus: The effect of lifetime exposure on perceptual adaptation to non-native speech
    • Sarah Loriato (NYU visiting student): Variation in word-initial /r/ in a geographically isolated community: The case of Santa Teresa, Brazil
    • Allison Shapp: The short-a split among young speakers in the Long Island suburbs of NYC
    • Natalie Povilonis de Vilchez: Contact-induced majority language change: Quechua influence on the semantics of comitative coordination in Peruvian Spanish
    • Mary Robinson & Laurel MacKenzie: Where does the social meet the linguistic?
    • Cecelia Cutler (PhD 2002): Youz guys gotta addz the Z’z at the endz’a yaz woidsz, seesz!: Metapragmatic commentary on English in New York City
    • Kara Becker (PhD 2010) & Luiza Newlin-Lukowicz (PhD 2015): The myth of the New York City borough accent
    • Jennifer Nycz (NYU PhD 2010) & Shannon Mooney: Variable vowel convergence in a cooperative task
    • Rafael Orozco (NYU PhD 2004) & Andreina Colina: Progres in subject pronoun expression research: the effects of the verb revisited
    • Wyatt Barnes & Nicole Holliday (NYU PhD 2016): Wh-/u/ participates in vowel changes?  Effects of Spanish/English bilingualism on Southern California /u/-fronting
    • Nicole Holliday (NYU PhD 2016) & Dan Villarreal: How Black does Obama sound now?  Testing listener judgments of intonation in incrementally manipulated speech
    • Sophie Holmes-Elliot & Erez Levon (NYU PhD 2007): The jet set: Articulatory setting and the shifting vowel system of London English
    • Salvatore Callesano (NYU Undergraduate 2013) & Phillip Carter: Probing Non-Conscious Perceptions of Spanish and English in Miami: The Implicit Association Test in Sociolinguistic Context
  • Dan Duncan has won the top prize in the LSA student abstract award competition for his work titled “Changing language and identity during suburbanization,” which he will present at the LSA Annual Meeting in 2018. (September 2017)
  • Marie-Eve Bouchard has successfully defended her dissertation titled “Linguistic variation and change in the Portuguese of São Tomé.”  Congratulations!  (September 2017)
  • Danny Erker (PhD 2012) published his paper “Uh, bueno, em … : Filled pauses as a site of contact-induced change in Boston Spanish” in Language Variation and Change. (August 2017)
  • John Singler gives a talk at the 23rd International Conference on Historical Linguistics, entitled “The Evolution of AAVE: Evidence from Liberian Settler English.” (August 2017)
  • Congratulations to Isaac Bleaman, who has been awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant from the NSF. The title of his project is “Linguistic Outcomes of Minority Language Maintenance: Yiddish in New York.” His advisor is Gregory Guy. See the abstract here. (June 2017)
  • Dan Duncan’s article ‘Understanding St. Louis’ love for hoosier has appeared online in Names. (June 2017)
  • Laurel Mackenzie weighs in on different accents in New Jersey! (May 2017)
  • Congratulations to Libby Coggshall, who defended her dissertation entitled, “Short-a in the Sixth Borough: A Sociophonetic Analysis of a Complex Phonological System in Jersey City” this week! (April 11th, 2017)
  • Congratulations to Zack Jaggers, who has been named 2017 Rising Star Alum by his alma mater, La Sierra University College!
  • Congratulations to Dan Duncan, who has won an NSF Doctoral Dissertation award for his project titled “Language Variation and Change in the Geographies of Suburbs”!  See the abstract here.
  • NYU Sociolinguists at LSA 2017 (January 5-8, 2017)

2016