Lingustics Professor Robin Dodsworth to Speak on Southern Dialect and Social Networks

Robin Dodsworth, professor of English and linguistics, has studied how the migration of non-Southerners to the Raleigh area for technology-sector jobs has caused a shift away from Southern vowel sounds. She investigated the role of three interrelated social factors in shaping the trajectory of vowel shift in relation to occupation, sex, and social network position. Hear her findings on Tuesday, March 13, 2018 from 3:00-4:00 p.m. in Tompkins Hall, Room 123.