The Sociolinguistics Brown Bag is one of the laboratory-based discussion groups housed within the Department of Linguistics, University of Washington. We typically meet weekly throughout the academic year to read and discuss articles, explore issues of current interest in sociolinguistic theory, learn about best practices in study design, research methods, and data analysis, discuss member research, and provide mutual support in our work. Sociolinguistics is broadly defined as the subfield of linguistics that investigates the intersection of language and society. Our members come from various departments on UW campus, whose research touches on various aspects of this theme, including: Linguistics, English, Anthropology, Communications, Speech and Hearing Sciences, and Women's Studies. Navigate to our links page to find urls for these campus units.
Lab meetings take place weekly during Fall, Winter and Spring quarters.
We are proud to host the second Cascadia Workshop in Sociolinguistics (CWSL), which will take place 23-24, April 2016.