My Fall Sociolinguistic Variation course (a diverse bunch of undergraduates, Masters students, and doctoral students) contributed posts to a class blog for one of their assignments. There are some real gems in there (in terms of sociolinguistic observation and analysis, but also writing) - check it out!
Last Thursday I gave two talks at University of Toronto: a Canada Research Chair-sponsored talk to the Linguistics Department ("Accents on the Move: What Mobile Canadians Reveal About Phonological Variation and Change") as well as a guest lecture in Sali Tagliamonte's graduate seminar on Stylistic Variation. The U of T linguists were a great audience in both cases!
In late September I gave a colloquium talk at the University of Michigan ("Style in a second dialect: Topic- and stance-based variation among mobile speakers"). Thank you to the linguists in Ann Arbor for being such wonderful hosts!