Sociolinguistics Laboratory Resources

The sociolinguistics lab supports the research of students and faculty in the Department of Linguistics and affiliated units and individuals at the University of Washington by providing both portable and stationary equipment for a range of types of sociolinguistic research. Lab members may access the list of laboratory-owned equipment within our wiki.

Resources

The equipment owned by the laboratory supports the following research areas in sociolinguistics:

  • Sociophonetics
  • Variationist sociolinguistics
  • Social network analysis
  • Conversation analysis
  • Conversational code-switching
  • Language attitudes

Online Research Resources

Tools listed as “public”, below, are made available to the sociolinguistics community. Please note that we do not assume responsibility for the use of the tools posted here. By downloading and using a tool, you agree to do so at your own risk, and acquire the appropriate IRB (human subjects protcols) for use of the tools in the field. Tools labled “UW Net ID Required” are accessible by restricted access only to laboratory members. For information on eligibility to restricted sites, please email the laboratory website administrator at linglab [at] u [dot] washington [dot] edu.


research

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UW Net ID Required

Library Database

Holdings of the sociolinguistics library

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NWAV2013 Vowel Formant Trajectory

materials from NWAV 2013, Best Practices in Sociolinguistics Workshop (Wassink/Koops)

UW Net ID Required

Electronic corpus list (.html)

Navigate to the user interface for online corpora (shared Linguistic Data Consortium subscription), hosted by the UW Computational Linguistics Laboratory


metadata and data storage

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public

Metadata Tags

Metadata tags used within the University of Washington Sociolinguistics laboratory community for file storage and metadata encoding. Intended to promote improved file retrieval, sharing, repurposing, and search of sociolinguistic data.

public

cyberling.org

“Standards for storage, retrieval and search” wiki page generated at UC Berkeley during the LSA Summer Institute in Linguistics, Working Group 2 (July 2009)

public

version control

Sociolinguistics case study web page.

Section of Cyberling wiki page generated at UC Berkeley during the LSA Summer Institute in Linguistics, Working Group 2 (July 2009)


data elicitation

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UW Sociolinguistics Lab Elicitation Clearinghouse

Elicitation materials created and used for research studies by UW Sociolinguistics Laboratory members.

public

LCV elicitation tasks handout (.doc)

Document containing sample elements of a traditional variationist sociolinguistic interview in the style of the Project in Language Change and Variation (LCV) studies pioneered by William Labov.


data analysis

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Transcription conventions (.pdf)

Discourse-level transcription conventions for conversational data.

public

Praat tools

Scripts written by members of the UW Sociolinguistics and Phonetics labs.

UW Net ID required

Lab Workshop Wiki

Wiki site for UW Sociolinguistics Lab members

public

VOIS3D

Prof. Wassink’s software for vowel overlap estimation

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