Richard Giblett, Mycelium Rhizome
I am interested in the listening subject's experience with language. I design [socio]linguistic experiments that seek to understand how individual and collective experiences inform language perception. Oftentimes, experiment design and data analysis are informed by critical social theories—e.g., raciolinguistics and intersectionality—to reveal how hegemonic ideologies shape the listener's subjectivity.
IN LANGUAGE SCIENCE PRESS
“Language attitudes in Liguria: Effects of gender on the perception of Genoese” (in press, find paper here)
”Merger in production and perception? Bilingual discrimination of Spanish [β] and [v]”
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).
"Unsettling historic and present-day conceptualizations of nonstandard Italo-Romance varieties in Italy’"
"Right-wing surveillance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's linguistic repertoire"
The ideological 'standard' as a model for learning promulgate 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 conceptualizations of language that historically and presently marginalize communities of practice.
In L2 Journal, (13) 1 :
“A raciolinguistic perspective of language programs and departments” (find paper here)