Glass Presents at Linguistics Society of America Annual Meeting
Posted January 10, 2022
Lelia Glass, coordinator of the linguistics program and assistant professor of linguistics in the School of Modern Languages, presented two research projects at the Linguistics Society of America (LSA) Annual Meeting held from Jan. 6-9, 2022.
The first project analyzes transcribed sociolinguistic data from 106 Black and White speakers from Georgia born between 1887-2004 and raises questions about the relation between Southern and African American vowel systems as well as the decline of region-specific White accents observed across the U.S. Titled “Perspectives on Georgia vowels: From legacy to synchrony,” the research was conducted and presented with Joseph Stanley, professor of linguistics at Brigham Young University; Jon Forrest, assistant professor of linguistics at the University of Georgia; and Margaret Renwick, associate professor of linguistics at the University of Georgia.
The second presentation highlighted Glass’ paper “Quantifying Relational Nouns in Corpora.” In the paper, Glass compares nouns and uses of the same noun in different web communities and presents evidence that “a noun is more often used as relational when human interaction with its referent is more conventional” and how nouns reflect the conventions of people who use them.
The hybrid meeting was held virtually and in Washington, D.C. International linguistics scholars from Georg-August University Göttingen, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, National University of Singapore, University of Queensland, Yale University, and more were among the presenters. The meeting was the 96th Annual Meeting for the LSA.
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