Analyzing Social Meaning in Variation

Workshop with Penny Eckert (Stanford University) and Rob Podesva (Georgetown University)

What: Workshop on Analyzing Social Meaning in Variation

Who: Penny Eckert and Rob Podesva

Where: MAC Computer Lab, University Library, Lower Level, Room B182

When: Friday, June 10 and Saturday, June 11

Registration: To register for the workshop, please contact Gregory Ward.

Tentative Program:
Friday, June 10
Workshop session 1: 9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Theoretical introduction to third wave variation theory, focusing on style and the nature of social indexicality.
Workshop session 2: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Presentation of data for stylistic analysis, with participants isolating variables of interest. Analysis of segmental and prosodic variables will be assigned as homework. 
Saturday, June 11
Workshop session 3:  9:00 am - 12:00 noon
Presentation of participants' analyses of individual variables.
Workshop session 4:  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Stylistic analysis of the variables presented, with discussion of the social meanings that emerge.