Monday, September 24, 2012
Labov and the Decision Trees, I have started to think about whether I can apply the ideas of careful and casual speech to traditional and digital academic writing. Now, again, I am applying a spoken framework to a study of writing, but I think it illuminates some interesting points.
Wednesday, September 19, 2012
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
I am just about ready to start examining data sets ... just about. Before I do, though, I want to use this week's post to encapsulate my understanding of style and stance and how a researcher applies these. I also want to explore how these seem applicable to written texts in light of the majority of sociolinguistic work being done with speech. If I am wrong about any of what I write below, tell me now!
Saturday, September 8, 2012
Think back to the halls of high school. Can you see the different groups standing together while eyeing the other groups? Do you remember what group you were in? What groups you wanted to be in? Little did you know you were an early sociolinguist.
Wednesday, September 5, 2012
For those of you who follow my blog, I am sorry I have been absent. I took off the last few weeks of the summer to rest my brain in anticipation of taking two grad classes this fall. Now, my teaching year started three weeks ago, my grad student year started two weeks ago, and here I am, back on the blog.