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Output and Associated Projects

Related audio-aligned and parsed corpora of vernacular speech:

Tortora, Christina, Beatrice Santorini, Frances Blanchette, & C.E.A. Diertani. 2017. The Audio-Aligned and Parsed Corpus of Appalachian English (AAPCAppE), version 0.1. URL: www.aapcappe.org

CUNY-CoNYCE projects (**indicates undergraduate student):

In Progress

Haddican, B.; M. Newman; C. Cutler, C. Tortora. (To appear). Aspects of change in New York City English short-a. American Speech

Haddican, B.; M. Newman; C. Cutler, C. Tortora. (Under Review). Cross-speaker covariation across six vocalic changes in New York City English. Language Variation and Change.

Kaplan, J., Cutler, C., Haddican, B., Newman, M., & Tortora, C. Young (In Preparation) New Yorkers, language ideologies, and language change. For Journal of Sociolinguistics.

Newman, M. & Orozco, R. (Under Review) Variation in Large Communities 2: Monolingual Ethos In Kerswill, P., Asahi, Y., & Darcy, A. (Eds.) Routledge Handbook of Variationist Sociolinguistics.

Newman, M. (Under Review). New York City English. Encyclopedia of World Englishes, US and Canadian Englishes. Bolton, K. (General Editor), Jenks, C. (US and Canada Editor).

Fall 2020:

Cutler, C. Centering written metapragmatic commentary in sociolinguistics: the social meanings of the New York City “accent” on YouTube, in Identity perspectives from peripheries, Yoshiko Matsumoto & Jan-Ola Östman (eds.). John Benjamins.

 

Spring 2020:

Cutler, C. (2020). Metapragmatic comments and orthographic performances of a New York accent on YouTube. World Englishes39(1), 36-53.

Haddican, B. (2020). Aspects of change in New York City English short-a. Invited talk given at Integrated Language Science and Technology Seminar at Penn. January 24, 2020.

Tortora, C. “Parsed corpora of vernacular speech: challenges and prospects for the study of syntactic variation,” invited talk given in the Accessing English Dialect Syntax session, Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 4, 2020.

Tortora, C. “Introducing Linguistics Through Hands-on Research,” invited talk given in the Teaching Large General Linguistics Classes session, Linguistic Society of America Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA, January 3, 2020.

Fall 2019:

Tortora, C. “From Italian to Italian American: Linguistic research, cultural heritage, community outreach,” invited talk given at Stony Brook University, Center for Italian Studies, October 23, 2019.

Haddican, B., C. Cutler, A. Farinella, T. Zhu. 2019. The arrival of back vowel fronting in New York City English.  Poster presentation at NWAV 48.

Spring 2019:

Tortora, C. “How Italian Is Your English? Unmasking the hidden influence of Italian dialects on American speech,” invited talk given at the Center for Italian Studies, Stony Brook University, April 23, 2019.

Haddican, B., **A. Farinella, **T. Zhu. 2019.  “The arrival of back vowel fronting in New York City English. ” CUNY Sociolinguistics Lunch.  May 3, 2019.

Fall 2018:

Cutler, C. 2018 English in New York City and Beyond. Talk presented for a cohort of inmates earning their associates degree at the Taconic Women’s Correctional Facility, Nov. 27, 2018 organized by the Bard Prison Initiative (Amanda Vladick).

Haddican, B.,  C. Tortora, M. Newman, C. Cutler, C. A. Diertani, L. Eldridge, **S. Lagreca & **Z. Z. G. Tan. 2018. Systemic change and parent first-dialect effects in NYC English short-a variation. Talk given at NWAV 47.

Spring 2018:

Cutler, C. 2018. “therez a lobsta in da refrigerata”: metapragmatic representations of English in New York City. Spring 2018 CUNY Linguistics Colloquium Series. City University of New York Graduate Center. March 15, 2018.

Cutler, C. 2018 Language and Linguistics (with a focus on New York City English). Talk presented for a cohort of inmates earning their associates degree at the Coxsackie Correctional Facility, Jan. 10, 2018 organized by the Bard Prison Initiative (Pamela Wallace).

Cutler, C. 2018. therez a lobsta in da refrigerata”: metapragmatic representations of English in New York City. Paper presented at the Sociolinguistics Symposium (SS22), Auckland, NZ. 27-30, June. https://www.ss22.ac.nz/ 

Haddican, B. 2018. Aspects of change in the short-a system of New York City English. Invited talk given at Columbia University. New York. March 8, 2018.

Haddican, B., **Z. Z. G.Tan, **S. Lagreca, **R.Rich, **K. Werber,  M.Newman, C. Cutler, C. A. Diertani, C. Tortora. 2018. Parent L1-effects in NYC short-a variation. Poster presented at Penn Linguistics Colloquium.

Newman, M. B. Haddican, and **Z. Z. G. Tan. 2018. The Problem of Raising PRICEs in New YorkPaper presented at  Sociolinguistics Symposium-22, University of Auckland, NZ 27-30, June. https://www.ss22.ac.nz/

Fall 2017:

Cutler, C. 2017. “The Corpus of New York City English Outreach Project: Dialect and Multilingualism Awareness in our Schools and Communities,” talk given at the CUNY Advanced Research Collaborative, October 12, 2017, The Graduate Center, CUNY.

Cutler, C. 2017. “Youz guyz gotta addz the Z’z at the endz’a yaz woidz, seez!: Metapragmatic commentary on New York City English,” Paper presented at the CULTURE AND IDENTITY CONFIGURATIONS:REFLECTIONS ON THE 21ST CENTURY. Hofstra University. October 26 and 27, 2017.

Cutler, C. 2017. “Youz guyz gotta addz the Z’z at the endz’a yaz woidz, seez!: Metapragmatic commentary on New York City English,” Poster presentation given at the 46th meeting of New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV46), November 2-5, 2017, Madison, WI.

Newman, M., B. Haddican, G. Rachiele**, Z.G. Tan**. 2017. “Almost everyone in New York is raising PRICEs,” Poster presentation given at the 46th meeting of New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV46), November 2-5, 2017, Madison, WI.

Tortora, C. 2017. “Introducing Linguistics Through Hands-on Research,” talk given at the Latin and Linguistics Workshop (LLW), October 13, 2017, Stony Brook University.

 

Spring 2017:

**Arriaga, S. 2017. “The low back vowel merger in New York City English,” poster presented at the Tenth meeting of the Toronto Undergraduate Linguistics Conference (TULCON 10), March 2-5, 2017. (Faculty Mentors: Michael Newman and Christina Tortora)

**Arriaga, S. 2017. “The low back vowel merger in New York City English,” paper presented at the 31st Annual National Conference on Undergraduate Research, University of Memphis, April 6-8, 2017. (Faculty Mentors: Michael Newman and Christina Tortora)

**Chen, D. 2017. “The Effect of Age on Short a.”  Poster presentation given at Queens College Third Annual Linguistics and Communication Disorders Student Research Showcase, Queens College, May 8, 2017, Queens, NY.

**Desai, M. 2017. “The Presence of NYCE features in Young, Bilingual Speakers: A Case Study.”  Poster presentation given at Queens College Third Annual Linguistics and Communication Disorders Student Research Showcase, Queens College, May 8, 2017, Queens, NY.

Fall 2016:

Haddican, B., M. Newman, D. Johnson& **F. Kim. 2016. “The diffusion of the low back merger in New York City,” Poster presentation given at the 46th meeting of New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV45), November 4, 2016, Vancouver, B.C.

Haddican, B., 2016. “Multilingualism and language change in New York City: Insights from the Corpus of New York City English,” Talk given at The CUNY Advanced Research Collaborative, December 1, 2016.

 

Spring 2016:

 

Fall 2015:

 

Spring 2015:

**Arriaga, S., **J. Colon, **J. Correale, & **W. Quilty. 2015. “Dialect Levelling: The Case of Non-Rhoticity in Staten Island English,” Poster presentation given at the Undergraduate Research Conference, College of Staten Island, April 30, 2015. (Faculty mentor: Christina Tortora)

**Doleh, N., **A. Mannino, **E. Moreno, & **N. Palladino. 2015. “Do you really know? Variation in the use of yanno in NYC English,” Poster presentation given at the Undergraduate Research Conference, College of Staten Island, April 30, 2015. (Faculty mentor: Christina Tortora)

**M. Kovacevic, **M. Kuppler, & **D. Melendez. 2015. “On the Presence and Syntactic Distribution of ‘spurious have‘ in New York City English,” Poster presentation given at the Undergraduate Research Conference, College of Staten Island, April 30, 2015. (Faculty mentor: Christina Tortora)

**Millen, J., **S. Napoletano, & **K. Pellicano. 2015. “On the use of non-standard participles in Staten Island English,” Poster presentation given at the Undergraduate Research Conference, College of Staten Island, April 30, 2015. (Faculty mentor: Christina Tortora)