EducationPhD Linguistics, University of Pennsylvania, USA, 2008.
BA Modern & Medieval Languages, University of Cambridge, United Kingdom, 2001.
2017. Wagner, Suzanne Evans and Isabelle Buchstaller (eds). Panel Studies of Variation and Change.
London and New York: Routledge Ltd. Refereed journal articles
- 2018. Pichler, Heike, Suzanne Evans Wagner and Ashley Hesson. Old-age language variation and change: Confronting variationist ageism. Language and Linguistics Compass.
- 2015. Wagner, Suzanne Evans, Ashley Hesson, Kali Bybel and Heidi Little.Quantifying the referential function of general extenders in North American English. Language in Society 44(5): 705-731.
- 2014. Wagner, Suzanne Evans and Ashley Hesson. Listener sensitivity to the frequency of socially meaningful linguistic cues affects language attitudes. Language and Social Psychology 33(6): 651-666.
- 2014. Wagner, Suzanne Evans. Pinning down enregisterment: Using Pinterest to teach students about dialect enregisterment. American Speech 89(2): 208-218.
- 2014. Wagner, Suzanne Evans. Linguistic correlates of Irish-American and Italian-American ethnicity in high school and beyond. Language and Communication 35:75-87.In Lauren Hall-Lew and Malcah-Yaeger Dror (eds.) “New Perspectives on Linguistic Variation and Ethnic Identity in North America”, special issue.
- 2013. Wagner, Suzanne Evans. We act like girls and we don’t act like men: Ethnicity and local language change in a Philadelphia high school. Language in Society 42(4): 361-383.
- 2012. Wagner, Suzanne Evans. Real-time evidence for age grad(ing) in late adolescence. Language Variation and Change 24 (2): 179-202.
- 2012. Wagner, Suzanne Evans. Age grading in sociolinguistic theory. Language and Linguistics Compass 6(6): 371-382. Reprinted 2014 in Robert Bayley & Richard Cameron (eds.), Language Variation and Change: Critical Concepts in Linguistics. Volume 3. New York & London: Routledge Ltd.
- 2011. Wagner, Suzanne Evans and Gillian Sankoff. Age grading in the Montréal French future tense. Language Variation and Change 23 (3): 275-313.
I have a contract with Routledge for a monograph tentatively titled Language Change from Adolescence to Adulthood. I’m trying hard to find a way to get this book written.
Research on local sound change
With current and former PhD students, and with colleagues Maya Ravindranath Abtahian (University of Rochester) and Aaron Dinkin (San Diego State), I’m investigating changes to the pronunciation of English vowels in south east Michigan and upstate New York.
Upcoming Talks and ConferencesNone. I’m taking a break!
MembershipsLinguistic Society of America