Welcome to the first issue of Volume 6 of Lifespans & Styles: Undergraduate Papers in Sociolinguistics. This issue includes three papers that continue the journal’s mission of showcasing excellence in undergraduate research in sociolinguistics. What’s more, even though these papers were all researched prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, all stand as excellent examples of the kind of sociolinguistic research that can be done during a period of lockdown and social distancing: one is an analysis of a television show (Greene), one is an analysis of films and a television serial (Chan), and one is an analysis of a pre-existing linguistic corpus (Titheridge). These add to a number of papers in L&S that exemplify the kind of sociolinguistic research projects that are possible without face-to-face data collection.
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