Methods and Analysis in Sociophonetics (LIN4105.02)

Thomas Leddy-Cecere

Through this course, students will develop practical and theoretical familiarity with the essential “toolkit” of sociophonetic methods and analytical techniques, including but not limited to: principles of experimental design, ethical field practice, acoustic analysis, and statistical techniques in language research.  Students will refine and advance these skills via their application to naturalistic language data gathered through the work of the Bennington Sociolinguistics Laboratory, as well as to available archival and legacy data relevant to contextualizing and understanding this corpus.

Prerequisites: Any LIN coursework, or permission of the instructor. E-mail instructor at by to indicate interest; include information on prior linguistics coursework and short description of how participation in this course would benefit and integrate with your plan/broader studies at Bennington.
Credits: 2
Second seven weeks
Maximum Enrollment: 12
Course Frequency: One time only
This course is categorized as All courses, Sociolinguistics, Updates.