WIES Lecture: Citizen Sociolinguistics: What is it? Why do it?

December 14, 2016, 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM

Wisconsin Idea Room (159) Education Building, 1000 Bascom Mall

Betsy Rymes

Professor and Chair of Educational Linguistics University of Pennsylvania

Betsy Rymes

Citizen Sociolinguistics is the study of the world of language by everyday people who use language (anyone!).

Betsy Rymes will discuss how ways of speaking connect to social value by drawing on the internet and daily news where “Citizen Sociolinguists” speak with authority and a wealth of sociolinguistic knowledge.