Richard Giblett, Mycelium Rhizome


sociolinguistic perception

I am interested in the listening subject's experience with language. I design perception experiments that incorporate sociolinguistic and anthropological theory to reveal how individual experiences of language are informed by broader societal ideologies. My experiments and data analysis are carefully informed by critical social theories—e.g., raciolinguistics and intersectionality—to reveal how hegemonic and in-group ideologies shape the perceiver's conscious and subconcious opinions about language.

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PUBLISHED in Journal of Experimental Phonetics XXXI

Influence of orthography in production and perception of /b/ in US Spanish

IN PRESS in Language Science Press

Language attitudes in Liguria: Effects of gender on the perception of Genoese

ABSTRACT ACCEPTED "Social Meanings of Language Variation in Spanish". Special issue in Languages. (Eds: Sonia Barnes and Whitney Chappell):

Indexing deficiency: Connecting language learning and teaching to evaluations of US Spanish

discourse analysis

I analyze discourse as a context-specific, social practice that is informed by social structures of power. I am especially invested in uncovering how hegemonic ideologies undergird "appropriate" language use in public sphere. Relatedly, much of my work uses a [feminist] critical discourse analytical praxis that explicitly critiques how oppressive processes of naturalization and normativization are products of the white supremacist capitalist patriarchy (see hooks 2000).

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PUBLISHED in Journal of Language and Discrimination (5)2

Sorry, Not Sorry: Ted Yoho’s Infelicitous Apology as Reification of Toxic Masculinity


A semiotic analysis of right-wing surveillance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s linguistic forms

educational linguistics

The ideological 'standard' language as a model for learning promulgates a monolithic falsehood that excludes language variation as an inherent component of language. I believe that an inclusive language program strives to dismantle these [neo]colonial conceptual-izations of language that historically and presently marginalize entire communities of practice.

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PUBLISHED in L2 Journal, (13) 1

A raciolinguistic perspective of language programs and departments

UNDER REVISIONS for Linguistics and Education

Spanish departments as neocolonial inhibitors of language decolonization


Designing a language-specific course in raciolinguistics: Theory, practice, and reflexivity