Stacey Sherwood

Research StudentStacey Sherwood

Research Program: Speech and Language

Thesis Title

Social knowledge in the production and perception of linguistic variation

Research Project

My research project aims to examine the cognitive processes that connect linguistic variation with social categories within individual speakers. Specifically, I plan to develop a theoretical model informed by corpus and experimental studies to explain how speakers use language variation as a tool to position themselves in the social world.

Qualifications and Honours

  • 2016 - Western Sydney University’s University Medal
  • 2016 - School of Humanities and Communication Arts’ Dean’s Medal
  • 2016 - Sydney Mechanic School of Arts’ Award in Theoretical Studies
  • 2015 - Bachelor of Arts (Honours First Class) - Western Sydney University Thesis: Indicating and perceiving social hierarchy through language variation: the case of ranuki in Japanese
  • 2015 - Australia Japan Society of NSW Prize for Proficiency in Japanese Language
  • 2014 - Bachelor of Arts, majors: Linguistics and Japanese - Western Sydney University
  • 2014 - Outstanding Student Award, Internship at the MARCS Institute
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LocationWestern Sydney University Bankstown campus (Bullecourt Ave, Milperra)