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 1 (March 2017)


We are thrilled to announce the publication of Volume 3, Issue 1, featuring the work of give undergraduate scholars. Read a full description in the Editorial and download the papers here:

Posted: 2017-03-26
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Vol 3, No 1 (2017)

3 1 2017

Table of Contents


Editorial PDF
Lauren Hall-Lew 1
The Young and the Old: (t) Release in Elderspeak PDF
James Michaelov 2-9
Supernanny: An Intraspeaker Study of Addressee Effects in the Speech of Jo Frost PDF
Chloe Blackwood 10-19
Goin’ Home: The Role of Vowel Raising in Indexing an Ethnic Identity PDF
Suzey Ingold 20-27
Style-Shifting in Vlogging: An Acoustic Analysis of “YouTube Voice” PDF
Sarah Lee 28-39
Changes in Code-Switching Patterns among Hindi-English Bilinguals in Northern India PDF
Anita Klingler 40-50