Topics in Linguistics

Topic: Research Methods

Fall 2015  Tuesday-Thursday 1:25-2:40 Avery 102

Dr. Lynn Gordon
Avery 347
335-2117/332-2591 Office Hours:  TTh 2:45-3:45 
by appointment
Dr. Nancy Bell Avery 497 Office Hours: MWF 12-1 & by appointment
Dr. Guy Carden Avery 347 332-2591 Office Hours: TTh 2:45-3:45 & by appointment; 2 more hours per week TBA for weeks 2 and 8-13

Recent Announcements

  • The class announcements for English 458 will be posted here.
  • Acoustics Assignment Deadline
    Acoustic assignment deadline changed to Thursday at midnight.
    Posted Nov 17, 2015, 2:44 PM by Lynn Gordon
  • Sign-Up Sheet
    Everyone should have received a link to the sign-up sheet to reserve a time for their proposal presentation, click here for  the current schedule and link to the sign-up sheet
    Posted Nov 10, 2015, 4:46 PM by Lynn Gordon
  • Quantitative Assignment #3
    The deadline on the intro acoustic phonetics assignment has changed to midnight on Tuesday, 17 November.

    The Praat website is located at
    Posted Nov 10, 2015, 3:56 PM by Lynn Gordon
  • New Tentative Schedule
    We've updated the schedule on the syllabus.  Check it out!
    Posted Oct 6, 2015, 3:05 PM by Lynn Gordon
  • Class Recording: Tuesday, 8 September
    The recording of today's class is linked on the Class Recordings page.
    Posted Sep 8, 2015, 11:11 PM by Lynn Gordon
  • Homework Reminder
    (1) The first homework assignment (summary of one of the optional readings) is due in your dropbox folder by the end of today (Friday, 4 September).
    (2) The second homework assignment (linked here) has been changed from required to optional.  If you choose to do this assignment, turn it in your dropbox folder before midnight on Thursday, 10 September.
    Posted Sep 4, 2015, 10:15 AM by Lynn Gordon
  • Class Recording: Thursday, 3 September 2015
    A full recording of Thursday's class is now linked to the "Handouts and Notes" page and to a new page where all the course recordings will be linked, Class Recordings, and directly linked here.
    Posted Sep 7, 2015, 3:33 PM by Lynn Gordon
  • Class Recording, Thursday, 27 August 2015
    An audio recording of the class and a copy of the PowerPoint slides for Thursday's class is available at
    Posted Aug 27, 2015, 8:13 PM by Lynn Gordon
  • Sign-Up Sheet for Fieldwork Times
    The sign-up sheet for fieldwork times is now available at  The times are half-hour time slots from 1-3 pm on Wednesday and Friday--please include ALL the times you could possibly make it.
    Posted Aug 25, 2015, 6:36 PM by Lynn Gordon
  • Labov, The social stratification of (r) in NYC department stores
    A link to the abbreviated version of this paper (from  N. Coupland & A. Jaworski (eds.), Sociolinguistics: A reader and coursebook (pp. 168 – 178). Hampshire, UK: Macmillan Press.) that we are using in this class is now available on the Handouts and Notes page.
    Posted Aug 25, 2015, 6:28 PM by Lynn Gordon
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