University at Buffalo Sociolinguistics Lab
About the Lab
The Sociolinguistics Lab was established in 2016 to bring together a community of scholars in sociolinguistics, multilingualism, and related areas of inquiry at the University at Buffalo. We are one of several research labs here at the Linguistics Department, providing a forum for researchers to discuss and develop their work.
We meet weekly during the semester for research presentations. Being an interdisciplinary group, we welcome a range of perspectives and methods. Projects by lab members include work on:
- language and identity
- forensic linguistics
- linguistic anthropology
- multilingualism and contact linguistics
- language acquisition
- gesture and sign languages
- discourse and pragmatics
In addition to research presentations, we also run professional development workshops. Our workshops include:
- Corpus linguistics tools and methods
- Writing qualifying papers
- Writing abstracts
Members of our lab also organize a Shut Up And Write! group that meets regularly during the semester.
To join our listserv and be kept informed of our events and work, please contact the Lab director, Abigaël Candelas de la Ossa (abigaelc at buffalo dot edu).