Seminars and Workshops


Seminars and Workshops in Semester 1, 2020/2021


Department Seminars

Department seminars are usually scheduled each Wednesday during term time in the Reading Room (Blk AS5-05-09) unless otherwise stated. Speakers are staff members and guests to the Department.  All are welcome.

Wed, 23 Sept 11am – 12pm How sound symbolism contributes to phonological theory: On Pokémon and baseball
By Stephanie Shih
Wed, 14 Oct 4pm – 5.15pm Singapore English intonation: An Autosegmental Metrical Approach
By Adam J Chong
Wed, 28 Oct 5pm – 6.15pm The substance of stylistic variation in language obsolescence
By Jonathan Kasstan


Sociolinguistics Reading Group

The Sociolinguistics Reading Group is open to anyone who is interested in sociolinguistics.

The group meets for around one hour every Thursday afternoon at 1pm during term time in the Reading Room (Blk AS5-05-09) unless otherwise stated. The reading group will discuss current research articles from sociolinguistic journals (Language in Society, Journal of Sociolinguistics, etc).

For more information, please email Christian Go at

Thur, 6 Aug 1pm – 2pm
Stance and the construction of authentic celebrity of persona
By Mary-Caitlyn Valentinsson
Thur, 13 Aug 1pm – 2pm Phonetic variation and change in the Cockney Diaspora: The role of place, gender, and identity
By Amanda Cole and Bronwen G. Evans
Thur, 20 Aug 1pm – 2pm Metadiscourse and the management of relationships during online conflict among academics
By Natasha Shrikant
Thur, 27 Aug 1pm – 2pm Not a white girl and speaking English with slang: Negotiating Hmong American identities in Minneapolis-St. Paul, Minnesota, USA
By Rika Ito
Thur, 3 Sept 1pm – 2pm The social meaning of stylistic variability: Sociophonetic (in)variance in United States presidential candidates’ campaign rallies
By Annette D’Onofrio and Amelia Stecker
Thur, 10 Sept 1pm – 2pm Prestigious language, pigeonholed speakers: Stances towards the ‘native English speaker’ in a multilingual European institution
By Veronika Lovrits and Julia de Bres
Thur, 17 Sept 1pm – 2pm Masculinity, race and national identity: representations of non-Japanese men’s speech in contemporary Japanese novels
By Satoko Suzuki
Thur, 24 Sept 1pm – 2pm Public health messages about COVID-19 prevention in multilingual Taiwan
By Chun-Mei Chen
Thur, 1 Oct 1pm – 2pm The policy and policing of language in schools
By Ian Cushing
Thur, 8 Oct 1pm – 2pm Human sociality in the times of the Covid-19 pandemic: A systemic examination of change in greetings
By Lorenza Mondada
Thur, 15 Oct 1pm – 2pm Doing ‘being interrupted’ in political talk
By Marta Baffy
Thur, 22 Oct 1pm – 2pm Sociolinguistic labor, linguistic climate, and race(ism) on campus: Black college students’ experiences with language at predominantly white institutions
By Nicole R. Holliday and Lauren Squires
Thur, 29 Oct 1pm – 2pm Membership categorization analysis of racism in an online discussion among neighbors
By Natasha Shrikant
Thur, 5 Nov 1pm – 2pm Family Matters: Negotiating Intergenerational Mixed Identities among Eurasian Families in Singapore
By Brenda S.A. Yeoh, Kristel Anne F. Acedera, Zarine L. Rocha, and Esther Rootham
Thur, 12 Nov 1pm – 2pm ‘The words has been immigrate’: Chronotopes in context-shaping narrative co-construction about Taiwanese loanwords with Taiwanese Americans
By Ping-Hsuan Wang
Thur, 19 Nov 1pm – 2pm Linguistic entrepreneurship: Common threads and a critical response
By Ryuko Kubota
Thur, 26 Nov 1pm – 2pm COVID-19 memes going viral: On the multiple multimodal voices behind face masks
By Marta Dynel 
Thur, 3 Dec 1pm – 2pm Conflicts between World Englishes: Online Metalinguistic Discourse about Singapore Colloquial English
By Tsung-Lun Alan Wan and Claire Cowie
Thur, 10 Dec 1pm – 2pm Increasing interactional accountability in the quantitative analysis of sociolinguistic variation
By Mirjam Elizabeth Eiswirth 
Thur, 17 Dec 1pm – 2pm ‘Northmen, Southmen, comrades all’? The adoption of discourse like by migrants north and south of the Irish border
By Karen P. Corrigan and Chloé Diskin

ENDDOC Reading Group

The ENDDOC (on Endangered Languages & Language Documentation) Reading Group usually meets alternate Mondays during term time at Meeting Room 6, PC Commons, Education Resource Center (ERC) Level 2 University Town (above Starbucks) unless otherwise stated.  All are welcome.  Details:  Enddoc general.