Betsy Sneller

sneller7@msu.edu

B-456 Wells Hall

FacultyLinguistics, Languages, and Cultures

Assistant Professor
Linguistics

Curriculum Vitae

Biography

Ph.D., Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania

Betsy Sneller’s primary research interest is in language variation and change. Her dissertation work focused on the way that dramatic structural sound change (i.e., phonological change) is represented and produced by individual speakers during the change. As a postdoctoral scholar at Georgetown University, 2018-2020, she used experimental methods to investigate the way that children acquire sociolinguistic and phonological variation. Dr. Sneller is co-director of the MSU Sociolinguistics Lab and the PI of the MI Diaries Project.

 

University News

NEH Grant to Develop Open-Source Code for Self-Recording Mobile App
Published February 14, 2022 in College of Arts & Letters
College of Arts & Letters’ Assistant Professor of Linguistics Betsy Sneller was awarded a $99,908 grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) Digital Humanities Advancement…Read now »
MI Diaries Receives NSF Grant to Support Its Expansion
Published October 6, 2021 in College of Arts & Letters
The MI Diaries project, run by MSU’s Sociolinguistics Lab and led by College of Arts & Letters’ Assistant Professor of Linguistics Betsy Sneller and Associate Professor of Linguistics…Read now »
MSU Linguistics Ascends Rankings as a Solid Choice for Scholarship
Published June 22, 2021 in College of Arts & Letters
Michigan State University’s Linguistics program is ranked among the top places in the field for study, research, and employment…Read now »
MI Diaries Project Sees Seven Team Members Graduate
Published May 10, 2021 in College of Arts & Letters
The MI Diaries project, run by MSU’s Sociolinguistics Lab, is providing MSU students with valuable research experience, and many of those students have been with the project from its beginning…Read now »
The MI COVID Diaries Project
Published November 16, 2020 in College of Arts & Letters
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=k0wKn0aJces&feature=youtu.be COVID-19 has had a major impact on people around the world, but how is the pandemic changing our language and the way we…Read now »
College Welcomes New Faculty and Staff
Published September 1, 2020 in College of Arts & Letters
graphic that reads "welcome our new faculty & staff college of arts and letters"
This semester, the College of Arts & Letters is pleased to welcome 22 new faculty and staff members. Please join us in welcoming the following people to Michigan State University and the…Read now »
Studying How COVID Pandemic Is Affecting Language Change
Published August 5, 2020 in College of Arts & Letters
two kids talking into an iPad
COVID-19 has had a major impact on people around the world, but how is the pandemic changing our language and the way we communicate? That is the question being studied by a team of researchers…Read now »