Paul De Decker
- Associate Professor
- Ph.D. New York University
- B.A., M.A. York University
My sociolinguistic research centers on linguistic creativity - how speakers alter their voices to achieve a variety of socially-centered goals. While we find examples of such creativity in everyday linguistic encounters, I am primarily interested in cases influenced by dialect marginalization.
I have used acoustic, articulatory and perceptual analyses to understand linguistic creativity as a tool for constructing social relationships, as well as its role in initiating and transmitting linguistic change.
Read more about my research here.
I am also President of DOCTalks Inc., a not-for-profit based in Fredericton, NB that specializes in developing partnerships for producing, funding and distributing knowledge-based documentary media in Atlantic Canada. DOCTalks enables me to work with knowledge-mobilization initiatives for research in linguistics, and social science/humanities more generally.
- Office: SN3043
- Telephone:(709) 864-8132
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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- Fall 2019
- LING 2210: Language in Newfoundland and Labrador (M W F 1400-1450 SN 3058)
- LING 2220: Linguistics and Law (T R 1030-1145 SN 4078)
- LING 3210: Sociolinguistics (T R 1530-1645 SN 4083)
- Winter 2020
- LING 2210: Language in Newfoundland and Labrador (online)
- LING 4210/6210: Language Variation and Change
- LING 4700/6700: Experimental Phonetics
- LING 7000: Graduate Seminar in Research Methods