Conversations About Phonology and Phonetics (CAPS)
Conversations About Phonology and Phonetics (CAPS) is an informal reading/discussion group of students and faculty in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Pittsburgh. The group meets biweekly to discuss articles and/or present papers related to phonetics and phonology. The work represents areas of linguistics such as sociophonetics, psycholinguistics, and phonology.
Social Meaning in Language (SMiLe)
This group works through some of the most important—but difficult—literature in understanding social meaning in language. Each week the group reads a chapter, article, or portion thereof, and together works through the concepts and significance of the current reading. Application to data or other literature is encouraged but not essential. It is absolutely essential, however, that all participants carefully read the reading for the week—otherwise they will get nothing out of it!