Research & Publications

To see how the project has been reported on in the media, go to News Media.
For our public science and community outreach events, go to Public Engagement.

* = graduate student
** = undergraduate student

Publications

Talks

Refereed & Panels

  • 2022. Wagner, Suzanne Evans, Betsy Sneller, and Jack Rechsteiner. Sociolinguistic research projects as brands. Methods in Dialectology XVII, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, Germany, August 1-5, 2022.

  • 2022. Sneller, Betsy and Suzanne Evans Wagner. MI Diaries: Starting a community-engaged DH Project during a global pandemic. Global Digital Humanities Symposium, Michigan State University, March 23-25.

  • 2022. *Ye, Yongqing and *Adam Barnhardt. Tracking Language Change During a Pandemic: Continuous Remote Data Collection in the MI Diaries Project. Illinois Language and Linguistics Society, February 25-26.

  • 2021. Sneller, Betsy, Suzanne Evans Wagner and *Yongqing Ye. The MI Diaries Project. Linguistic Society of America Annual meeting, January 7-10.

  • 2021. Sneller, Betsy, (organizer). Sociolinguistic research in the time of COVID: Method, ethics, theory. Special session at the Linguistic Society of America annual meeting, January 7-10.

Invited

  • 2022. Sneller, Betsy. Large scale sociolinguistic fieldwork via remote self-recordings. University of Pittsburgh Linguistics Colloquium, March 25, 2022.

  • 2022. Wagner, Suzanne Evans. Self-recorded audio diaries as a source of data across the lifespan. Corpora for Language and Aging Research (CLARe), University of Alaska, March 9-11.

  • 2021. Sneller, Betsy and Suzanne Evans Wagner. Challenges and opportunities for longitudinal data collection using self-recordings. University of Duisberg-Essen Sociolinguistics Lab, November 9.

  • 2021. Yares, Laura and Betsy Sneller. The interdisciplinary water cooler: Sharing research technologies across disciplines. Michigan State University Center for Interdisciplinary, November 5.

  • 2021. Wagner, Suzanne Evans. Post-adolescent language change in corpora large and small. Morphosyntactic Variation and Change in the Twentieth Century (MCV21), University of Cambridge, March 17-18.

  • 2020. Sneller, Betsy and Suzanne Evans Wagner. MI Diaries: Tracking language change during a pandemic. University of Michigan Linguistics Speaker Series, November 6.

  • 2020. Sneller, Betsy and Suzanne Evans Wagner. MI Diaries: Tracking language change during a pandemic. Graduate Linguistics Expo at Michigan State (GLEAMS), October 30.

  • 2020. Sneller, Betsy and Suzanne Evans Wagner. MI-COVID Diaries: Starting a new remote project…fast. Michigan State University College of Arts and Letters workshop, How to Pivot Your Research During COVID-19. August 19.

Undergraduate Research

  • 2022. **Vredevelt, Anna. How publishing voices affects sharing: Analysis of interaction between researchers and diarist participation. Poster presentation at Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences (Mid-SURE), July 27. Mentors: Betsy Sneller and Suzanne Wagner.

  • 2022. **Garner, Abigail “Jayce”. A case study of an audio diarist’s speech formality over time. Poster presentation at Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences (Mid-SURE), July 27. Mentors: Betsy Sneller, Suzanne Wagner, Jack Rechsteiner.

  •  2022. **Jessner, Olivia. Synthesizing signoffs: An exploration of gender’s effect on valedictionPoster presentation at Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences (Mid-SURE), July 27. Mentors: Jack Rechsteiner and Betsy Sneller.

  • 2022. **Deptula, Hailey. Celebrations in the mitten state: Potential lexical differences within regions at a state levelPoster presentation at Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences (Mid-SURE), July 27. Mentors: Betsy Sneller and Adam Barnhardt.

  • 2022. **Marquardt, Olivia. Caught in the pandemic: The rates of the cot-caught merger in Michigan speakers from the COVID-19 pandemicPoster presentation at Mid-Michigan Symposium for Undergraduate Research Experiences (Mid-SURE), July 27. Mentors: Betsy Sneller and Adam Barnhardt.

  • 2022. **Behnke, Alexis. Goin’ through changes: The formality of speech patterns when discussing the COVID-19 pandemic. Poster presentation at the 16th annual Cornell Undergraduate Linguistics Conference (CULC), April 22-24. 

  • 2022. **Behnke, Alexis. Goin’ through changes: The formality of speech patterns when discussing the COVID-19 pandemic. Poster presentation at Michigan State University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF), April 8th. Mentor: Betsy Sneller.

  • 2021. **Furkioti, Alexis and **Jack Rechsteiner. MI Diaries: The development of a research project as a brand. Poster presentation at Michigan State University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF), April 15-19. Winner: Communication Arts and Sciences, poster section 2. Mentors: Betsy Sneller and Suzanne Wagner.

  • 2021. **Moore, Lindsay. Engagement and Retention in a Longitudinal study during the Pandemic: the MI Diaries story. Presentation at Michigan State University Undergraduate Research and Arts Forum (UURAF), April 15-19. Mentor: Yongqing Ye.