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Sociolinguistic Variation



Accommodation and Identity

paper Gijssels, T., Staum Casasanto, L., Jasmin, K., Hagoort, P., and Casasanto, D. (2016). Speech Accommodation Without Priming: The case of pitch. Discourse Processes, 53(4), 233-251.
abstract Staum Casasanto, L., Gijssels, T. & Casasanto, D. (2011). Isolating the role of language in linguistic accommodation. Presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 40, Washington, D.C.
paper Staum Casasanto, L., Jasmin, K., & Casasanto, D. (2010). Virtually Accommodating: Speech rate accommodation to a virtual interlocutor. In S. Ohlsson & R. Catrambone (Eds.), Proceedings of the 32nd Annual Conference of the Cognitive Science Society (pp. 127-132). Austin, TX: Cognitive Science Society.




Perceiving Sociolinguistic Variation

paper Staum Casasanto, Laura. (2010). What do Listeners Know about Sociolinguistic Variation? Penn Working Papers in Linguistics 15.2: Selected papers from NWAV 37.
paper Staum Casasanto, Laura. 2009. How do Listeners Represent Sociolinguistic Knowledge? Proceedings of the 31st Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Amsterdam, NL.
thesis Staum Casasanto, Laura. 2008. Experimental Investigations of Sociolinguistic Knowledge. Dissertation, Stanford University Department of Linguistics.
paper Staum Casasanto, Laura. 2008. Does Social Information Influence Sentence Processing? Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Washington, D.C.
abstract, paper Staum Casasanto, Laura. 2008. Using Social Information in Language Processing. Presented at BLS 34 in Berkeley, California.


Variation in Metaphor

slides, abstract Staum, Laura and Daniel Casasanto. 2007. Should liberals use conservatives' metaphors? Cognitive Linguistics meets Sociolinguistics. Presented at NDCL 2 in Cardiff, Wales.
slides, abstract Staum, Laura and Daniel Casasanto. 2006. Cognitive Linguistics meets Language Ideologies: Should liberals use conservatives' metaphors? Presented at NWAV 35 in Columbus, OH.


California Vowels

abstract Eckert, Penelope and Laura Staum. 2003. From kid talk to adolescent talk: Vowels on the preadolescent heterosexual market. Presented at NWAVE 2003 in Philadelphia, PA.




Syntactic Variation


Complementizer That

abstract, poster Staum Casasanto, Laura, Richard Futrell and Ivan A. Sag. 2008. Non-repeated extra complementizers increase syntactic predictability. Poster presented at AMLaP 14 in Cambridge, U.K.
paper Staum Casasanto, Laura and Ivan A. Sag. 2008. The Advantage of the Ungrammatical. Proceedings of the 30th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, Washington, D.C.
abstract, poster Staum Casasanto, Laura and Ivan A. Sag. 2008. Antilocality in Ungrammaticality: Nonlocal grammaticality violations are easier to process. Poster presented at CUNY 2008 in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
poster, abstract Staum, Laura and Ivan A. Sag. 2007. The Advantage of the Ungrammatical: Processing 'extra THAT'. Presented at AMLaP 2007 in Turku, Finland.
poster, abstract Staum, Laura and Ivan A. Sag. 2007. Multiple That: a strategy for reducing integration costs. Presented at CUNY 2007 in La Jolla, CA.
slides, abstract Jaeger, Florian and Laura Staum. 2005. That-Omission Beyond Processing: Stylistic and Social Effects. Presented at NWAV 34 in New York, NY.
manuscript Staum, Laura. 2005. When Stylistic and Social Effects Fail to Converge: a variation study of complementizer choice. MS, Stanford University.
poster, abstract Jaeger, Florian, Neal Snider, Laura Staum and Dan Jurafsky. 2006. (In)dependence of lexical and syntactic production: that-reduction and omission in spontaneous speech. Presented at CUNY 2006 in New York, NY.
bibliography An incomplete (but growing) bibliography about both complementizer and relativizer that. Submissions welcome!


Gradient Grammaticality and the GoToGo Construction

handout, abstract Staum, Laura and Florian Jaeger 2005. Using gradient acceptability judgments to investigate a syntactic construction. Presented at the 2005 LSA Annual Meeting in Oakland, CA.
manuscript Staum, Laura. 2004. The GoToGo Construction: a descriptive study. MS, Stanford University.


Isis (the double-is construction)

paper Brenier, Jason, Elizabeth Coppock, Laura Staum, and Laura Michaelis. To appear. ISIS: It's not a disfluency, but how do we know that? To appear in the Proceedings of BLS 32. Berkeley, CA.
manuscript Coppock, Elizabeth and Laura Staum. 2003. Origin of the English Double-is Construction. MS, Stanford University.




Grammar vs. Processing

paper Staum Casasanto, Laura, Philip Hofmeister and Ivan A. Sag. (In Press). Understanding acceptability judgments: Additivity and working memory effects. Proceedings of the 32nd Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society.