Autumn quarter’s sociophonetics seminar has proven fruitful—the experiment designed by the class has been accepted to the Penn Linguistics Colloquium (PLC 34)! The eight co-authors include Alan Yu, Carissa Abrego-Collier, Rebekah Baglini, Tommy Grano, Martina Martinovic, Charles Otte III (NELC/Ling), Julia Thomas, and Jasmin Urban.
The paper, entitled “Mediating factors in phonetic imitation: Perceived sexual orientation,” will be presented Saturday, March 20.
Continuing Chicago’s efforts to invade Penn, Chris Kennedy also happens to be the invited plenary speaker at PLC this year. The title of his talk is “The Composition of Incremental Change” (abstract here).