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Poster presentation

2016 and in press

D’Onofrio, Annette, Penelope Eckert, Robert J. Podesva, Teresa Pratt, and Janneke Van Hofwegen. 2016. The low vowels in California’s Central Valley. Speech of the West, Volume 1, ed by. Betsy Evans, Valerie Fridland, Tyler Kendall, and Alicia Wassink. Publication of the American Dialect Society. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. 11-32.

Eckert, Penelope and William Labov. in press. Phonetics, Phonology and Social Meaning. Journal of Sociolinguistics.

Eckert, Penelope. 2016. Third wave variationism. Oxford Handbooks Online. Oxford University Press.

Eckert, Penelope. 2016. Preface. In: Speech of the West, Volume 1, ed by. Betsy Evans, Valerie Fridland, Tyler Kendall, and Alicia Wassink. Publication of the American Dialect Society 101. Durham, NC: Duke University Press. vi-ix.

Eckert, Penelope.  2016. Variation, meaning and social change. In Nikolas Coupland, ed., Sociolinguistics: Theoretical debates. Cambridge University Press. 68-85.

Podesva, Robert J. 2016. Stance as a window into the language-race connection. Raciolinguistics: How Language Shapes Our Ideas About Race, ed. by In: Alim, H. Samy, John R. Rickford, and Arnetha Ball. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 203-219.

Podesva, Robert J. and Janneke Van Hofwegen. 2016. /s/exuality in small-town California: Gender normativity and the acoustic realization of /s/. Language, Sexuality, and Power: Studies in Intersectional Sociolinguistics, ed. by Erez Levon and Ronald Mendes. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 168-188.

Van Hofwegen, Janneke and Walt Wolfram. in press. On the utility of composite indices in longitudinal language study. In Suzanne Evans Wagner and Isabelle Buchstaller (eds.), Using Panel Data in the Sociolinguistic Study of Variation and Change. Routledge Studies in Language Change Series. London: Routledge.

Voigt, Rob, Penelope Eckert, Dan Jurafsky and Robert J. Podesva. 2016. Cans and cants: Computational potentials for multimodality with a case study in head position. Journal of Sociolinguistics 20(5): 677-711



D'Onofrio, Annette. 2015. Persona-based information shapes linguistic perception: Valley Girls and California Vowels. Journal of Sociolinguistics. 19(2):241-56.

Podesva, Robert J., Annette D’Onofrio, Janneke Van Hofwegen, and Seung Kyung Kim. 2015. Country ideology and the California vowel shift. Language Variation and Change 27: 157-186

Podesva, Robert J. and Patrick Callier. 2015. Voice quality and identity. Annual Review of Applied Linguistics 35: 173-194.

Podesva, Robert J., Jermay Reynolds, Patrick Callier, and Jessica Baptiste. 2015. Constraints on the social meaning of released /t/: A production and perception study of U.S. politicians. Language Variation and Change 27.1: 59-87.

Podesva, Robert J., Patrick Callier, Rob Voigt, and Dan Jurafsky.  2015. The connection between smiling and GOAT fronting: Embodied affect in sociophonetic variation. Proceedings of the International Congress of Phonetic Sciences 18: 1-4.

Podesva, Robert J., Penelope Eckert, Julia Fine, Katherine Hilton, Sunwoo Jeong, Sharese King, and Teresa Pratt. 2015. Social influences on the degree of stop voicing in inland California. University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics 21.2: 166-176.

Van Hofwegen, Janneke.  2015. The development of African American English through childhood and adolescence. In Sonja Lanehart ed. Oxford Handbook of African American Language. Oxford UP. 454-74

Van Hofwegen, Janneke. 2015. Dyadic analysis: Factors affecting African American English usage and accommodation in adolescent peer dyads. Language and Communication 48: 28-45.


Eckert, Penelope. 2014. Language and gender in adolescence. in Susan Ehrlich, Miriam Meyerhoff and Janet Holmes eds., Handbook of Language, Gender and Sexuality. Oxford: Blackwell.

Eckert, Penelope. 2014. Sociolinguistics: Making quantification meaningful. N. Enfield, P. Kockelman and J. Sidnell eds. Handbook of Linguistic Anthropology. Cambridge University Press.

Eckert, Penelope. 2014. The trouble with authenticity. V Lacoste, J. Leimgruber and Breyer T. eds. Indexing authenticity: Sociolinguistic perspectives, ed. by Berlin and New York: de Gruyter. 43-54.

Eckert, Penelope. 2014. When ethnicity isn’t just about ethnicity. Jeff Connor Linton ed. Proceedings of Georgetown Roundtable. Washington DC. Georgetown University Press.D’Onofrio, Annette. 2014. Phonetic detail and dimensionality in sound-shape correspondences: Refining the bouba-kiki paradigm. Language and Speech 57(3): 367-393. 

Podesva, Robert J and Sakiko Kajino. 2014. Sociophonetics, gender, and sexuality. The Handbook of Language, Gender, and Sexuality, second edition, ed. by Susan Ehrlich, Miriam Meyerhoff, and Janet Holmes. Malden, MA: Wiley-Blackwell, pp. 103-122. 

Podesva, Robert J. and Janneke Van Hofwegen. 2014. How conservatism and normative gender constrain variation in inland California: The case of /s/. University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics 20.2: 129-137.

Thomas, Erik and Janneke Van Hofwegen. 2014. Consonantal variation in the English of a Spanish-Substrate Community. In Proceedings In Bamberg Series, Peter Lang Editions, Methods in Dialectology XIV.

Voigt, Rob, Robert J. Podesva, and Dan Jurafsky. 2014. Speaker movement correlates with prosodic indicators of engagement. Proceedings of Speech Prosody 7.


Eckert, Penelope. 2013. Research Ethics in Linguistics. Robert Podesva and Devyani Sharma eds. Cambridge Handbook in Research Methods in Linguistics.

Eckert, Penelope. 2013. The emergence of adolescent language. In Helga Kotthoff and Christine Mertzelufft eds., Jugendsprachen: Stilisierungen, Identitäten, mediale Ressourcen. Frankfurt: Peter Lang.

Eckert, Penelope and Sally McConnell-Ginet. 2013. Language and Gender. New York: Cambridge University Press. Second Edition.

Podesva, Robert J. and Devyani Sharma, eds. 2013. Research Methods in Linguistics. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.

Podesva, Robert J. and Elizabeth Zsiga. 2013. Sound recordings: Acoustic and articulatory data. Research Methods in Linguistics, ed. by Robert J. Podesva and Devyani Sharma. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 169-194.

Podesva, Robert J. 2013. Gender and the social meaning of non-modal phonation types. Proceedings of the Berkeley Linguistics Society 37: 427-448.

Sharma, Devyani and Robert J. 2013. Introduction. Research Methods in Linguistics, ed. by Robert J. Podesva and Devyani Sharma. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 1-7.


Eckert, Penelope. 2012. Three waves of variation study: The emergence of meaning in the study of sociolinguistic variation. Annual Review of Anthropology. 41. 87-100.

Eckert, Penelope. 2012.  Doing Adolescence: Linguistic variation, stylistic practice, and the construction of social meaning. David Skomp Distinguished Lectures in Anthropology. Department of Anthropology. Indiana University.

Podesva, Robert J. 2012. Variation and agency. English in the World: History, Diversity, Change, ed. by Philip Seargeant and Joan Swann. Abingdon: Routledge, pp. 323-329.

Podesva, Robert J., Patrick Callier, and Jermay Jamsu. 2012. Recency, resonance, and the structuring of phonological style in political speeches. Style-Shifting in Public: New Perspectives on Phonological Variation, ed. by Juan Manuel Hernandez-Campoy and Juan Antonio Cutillas-Espinosa. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 101-117.

Podesva, Robert, Lauren Hall-Lew, Jason Brenier, Rebecca Starr, and Stacy Lewis. 2012. Condoleezza Rice and the sociophonetic construction of identity. Style-Shifting in Public: New Perspectives on Phonological Variation, ed. by Juan Manuel Hernandez-Campoy and Juan Antonio Cutillas-Espinosa. Amsterdam: John Benjamins, pp. 65-80.


Eckert, Penelope. 2011. Language and power in the preadolescent heterosexual market. American Speech.

Eckert, Penelope. 2011. Where does the social stop? Jeffrey K. Parrott, Pia Quist, and Frans Gregersen eds. Language Variation - European Perspectives III. Selected papers from the 5th International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE 5), Copenhagen, June 2009. Amsterdam: John Benjamins. 13-29

Eckert, Penelope and Robert J. Podesva. 2011. Sociophonetics and sexuality: Toward a symbiosis of sociolinguistics and laboratory phonology. American Speech 86.1: 6-13.

Podesva, Robert J. and Penelope Eckert, eds. 2011. Sociophonetics and Sexuality, special issue of American Speech 86.1.

Podesva, Robert J. 2011. Salience and the social meaning of declarative contours: Three case studies of gay professionals. Journal of English Linguistics 39.3: 233-264.

Podesva, Robert J. 2011. The California vowel shift and gay identity. American Speech 86.1: 32-51.

Van Hofwegen, Janneke. 2011. The evolution of /l/ across three generations of African Americans. Language Variation and Change 22: 373-396.


Eckert, Penelope.  2010. Who's there? Social anthropology and interactional linguistics. Auer, Peter and Jürgen Schmidt eds. Handbook of language and space. The Hague: Mouton de Gruyter. 163-78

Eckert, Penelope . 2010.Affect, sound symbolism, and variation. In: Selected papers from NWAV 37. Penn Working Papers in Linguistics. 16.1.

Van Hofwegen, Janneke and Walt Wolfram. 2010. Coming of age in African American English: A longitudinal study. Journal of Sociolinguistics 14: 427-455.



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