Richard Giblett, Mycelium Rhizome


sociolinguistic perception

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.

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IN PRESS in Language Science Press

Language attitudes in Liguria: Effects of gender on the perception of Genoese (find paper here)

PUBLISHED in Journal of Experimental Phonetics XXXI

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


Connecting language experience to bias in evaluations of US Spanish

linguistic anthropology

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


Right-wing surveillance of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez's linguistic repertoire

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

Language departments as neocolonial inhibitors of language decolonization


Unsettling the deficit perspective in Italian sociolinguistic research: A discourse-historical approach