116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

Languages: Linguistics, Structure, and Use

Session Chair: 
Melissa Axelrod, University of New Mexico
Session 1: Friday 1:30 pm – 3 pm
Haggard Hall 122


  1. Kirsten Drickey, Western Washington University, Jordan Sandoval, Western Washington University, Maria José Palacios Figueroa, Western Washington University
    Common practice in early Spanish-language instruction often neglects explicit phonological instruction. Students reach upper-division courses with fossilized L1-influenced production patterns. We report the effects of a cross-disciplinary intervention giving students linguistic tools to analyze their production and perception, empowering them for success in subsequent classes.
  2. Fiana Kawane, University of Toronto (Canada)
    The paper presents evidence for rethinking some of the ways in which intersectional identities have been articulated, studied, and understood. By addressing the gap of research on YouTube and language use of beauty bloggers, the study attempts to make a meaningful contribution to the ongoing dialogue on language, identity, and power in sociolinguistics.
  3. Melissa Axelrod, University of New Mexico
    This talk considers ethics in the practice of linguistic fieldwork, focusing on diversity in language ideologies both across and within indigenous communities, and how these differing understandings link to issues of identity, power, and epistemology. I describe language projects in three communities in order to add to discussion on the responsibilities of academic linguists.
Session Cancelled: