Linguistics Colloquium Talk by Dr. Sarah Lockenvitz

Linguistics Colloquium Talk by Dr. Sarah Lockenvitz
Date and time
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM, September 29, 2021

The Sociolinguistics of Lisping

Presented by Dr. Sarah Lockenvitz, associate professor, communication sciences and disorders

Speech sound disorders represent one of the intersections between linguistics and speech-language pathology. Phonetic-type impairments, or articulation disorders, can include lisping, which refers to errors or distortions involving sibilant sounds such as /s/ and /z/. To present a framework for exploring the sociolinguistics of lisping, lisping is considered through the lens of identity construction, stigma theory and qualitative analysis of the experiences of self-identified adults who lisp.

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