Analyzing Social Meaning in Variation
Workshop with Penny Eckert (Stanford University) and Rob Podesva (Georgetown University)
What: Workshop on Analyzing Social Meaning in Variation
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.
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.