Welcome to the Sociolinguistics Laboratory!

The Sociolinguistics Laboratory was created in July 1982 to further the study of natural speech in its social context, with special emphasis on the mechanisms by which language change comes about in different contact situations in Canada and elsewhere.

In addition to a major focus on the structure and use of Canada's official languages, as well as the interaction between them in Quebec and Ontario, other bilingual and bidialectal contexts investigated at the Sociolinguistics Laboratory include Tamil/English, Fongbe/French, Wolof/French, Ukrainian/English, Igbo/English, Nigerian Pidgin English, Finnish/English and African American English in the diaspora.

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