Linguistics 300: Experimental Sociolinguistics

Winter 2017

Class Meetings: Tuesday/Thursday
Time:11:00am-12:20pm
Classroom:Annenberg Hall G30
Instructor:Annette D'Onofrio
Email:donofrio at northwestern
Office:2016 Sheridan Rd., Room 106
Office hours:Tuesdays 2:00-3:00 (or by appt.)
Week Topic Readings Assignments
1 Jan 5
  1. Introduction
2 Jan 10
  1. Theories of Sociolinguistic Variation
  1. Reading Response #1
    [Due Wednesday 5 p.m. 1/11]
Jan 12
  1. Eckert 2012
3 Jan 17
  1. Social Meaning and Style in Listener Evaluations
  1. Cargile et al. 1994
  1. Reading Response #2
    [Due Wednesday 5 p.m. 1/18]
Jan 19
  1. Campbell-Kibler 2009; Levon 2007
4 Jan 24
  1. Social Expectations and Linguistic Perception
  1. Drager 2010
  1. Reading Response #3
    [Due Wednesday 5 p.m. 1/25]
Jan 26
  1. Strand 1999; D'Onofrio 2015
5 Jan 31
  1. Imitation and Accommodation
  1. Giles 2009
  1. Reading Response #4
    [Due Wednesday 5 p.m. 2/1]
Feb 2
  1. Abrego-Collier 2011; Babel 2012; Shockley et al. 2004
6 Feb 7
  1. Experimental Paradigms and Design
  1. Resource list handed out in class
  1. Topic description and methods outline [In class class Thursday]
Feb 9
  1. Project Design Workshop
    (Bring laptop to class!)
  1. Readings TBA
7 Feb 14
  1. Awareness and Control
  1. Campbell-Kibler 2016
  1. Reading Response #5
    [Due Wednesday 5 p.m. 2/15]
Feb 16
  1. Johnstone & Kiesling 2008; Squires 2016
8 Feb 21
  1. Experience & Stereotypes
  1. Drager & Kirtley 2016
  1. Abstracts and bibliography due Monday 2/20 5 p.m.


Feb 23
  1. McGowan 2014; Levon 2014
9 Feb 28
  1. Project Presentations
  1. Project presentations in class [Randomly generated schedule TBA]
  2. Upload slides to Canvas by start of class Tuesday
Mar 1
    10 Mar 7
    1. Wrap-Up and Future Directions


    1. Final Paper [due Monday March 13, 11:59 p.m.]