Lifespans and Styles

Lifespans & Styles highlights outstanding undergraduate work in variationist sociolinguistics. Each study examines patterns of intraspeaker variation, typically with a focus on lifespan change or style-shifting, but encompassing a broad range of within-speaker phenomena.



Volume 3, Issue 2 (June 2017)


We are thrilled to announce the publication of Volume 3, Issue 2, featuring the work of seven undergraduate scholars. Read a full description in the Editorial and download the papers here:

Posted: 2017-06-01
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Vol 3, No 2 (2017)

3 2 2017

Table of Contents


Editorial PDF
Lauren Hall-Lew 1
“That’s What It Felt Like, ‘You’re Pathetic’”: Creaky voice, Affective Stance, and Authentication in the Speech of Lady Gaga PDF
Lewis Esposito 2-12
The Fricative Manoeuvre: Dialect Style-Shifting between Castilian and Mexican Spanish in YouTube Interviews with Musician Paul Banks PDF
Mario Magued Mina, Jasmina Kerla 13-19
Working-Class Heroes: Intraspeaker Variation in General Secretary Len McCluskey PDF
Aïsha Daw, Xueyan Zhou 20-28
Do People Tweet Like They Speak? A Study of Intraspeaker Variation PDF
Naomi Crawford 29-39
The Effects of Forensically Relevant Face Coverings on the Acoustic Properties of Fricatives PDF
Julie Saigusa 40-52