Sali A. Tagliamonte
University of Toronto
The Sociolinguistics/Language Variation and Change Lab is located in the basement of Sidney Smith Hall, in room 576. It houses the Toronto English Corpus, the Directions of Change corpus, the the York English Corpus, the Roots Corpus, and the KIDS Corpus in both analog and digital formats.
It is also home to the Heritage Language Variation and Change in Toronto (HLVC) project.
Since 2002, a large body of research has been produced by both graduate and undergraduate students.
• The Ontario Dialects Project
• Directions of Change in Canadian English
• The Toronto English Project
For more details, see the Current Projects page.
Current research assistants
Bridget Jankowski (lab manager)
Ruth Maddeaux (graduate research assistant)
Alexah Konnelly (graduate research assistant)
Luke Zhou (graduate research assistant)
Lauren Bigelow (undergraduate research assistant)
Tamara Eick (undergraduate research assistant)
Sarina Featherstone (undergraduate research assistant)
Yann Myslowski (undergraduate research assistant)
Lisa Walkey (undergraduate research assistant)
Former research assistants
Official lab drink
Derek, guest speaker Stefan Grondelaers, and Duncan show off several B-52s. (Kahlúa, Bailey's, and Grand Marnier, one on top of the other, set on fire.)
The lab kicks off the 2015-16 school year
And bids Derek and Bianca farewell as they leave for the University of Victoria. (From left: Derek, Ruth, Barn, me, Alexah, Marisa, Bianca, Jacquelin, Rob, Heather, and Matt's right arm.)
Our resident data-wrangler
Bridget, our wonderful lab manager, brings in some materials from the Linguistic Survey of the Ottawa Valley.
That time we burned a book
We used a draft of Variationist Sociolinguistics: Change, Observation, Interpretation in my|
graduate seminar in the spring
of 2011. At the end of the semester, we celebrated by burning it.