Lal Zimman (FAQ)

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Department of Linguistics
Reed College
3203 SE Woodstock Blvd
Portland, OR 97202

Presentations
Upcoming conference talks:

  • 2013 "Contextual variation in gendered style among trans men." To be presented at New Ways of Analyzing Variation 42, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • 2013 "Publicly trans and trans publics: Visibility and trans masculinities." To be presented at the 112th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Chicago, IL.
Conference presentations (PDF of slides/handouts available via email for most talks):
  • 2013 "Agency and sociophonetic variation in the metalinguistic commentary of trans men. Lavender Languages and Linguistics XX. American University (Washington, DC). February 16.
  • 2013 “Perceived gender in context: Gendered style among transgender speakers.” To be presented at the 87th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Boston, MA, January 5.
  • 2012 “Stylistic context and perceptions of the gendered voice: Transgender speakers engaged in phonetic bricolage.” To be presented at the 111th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. San Francisco, November 17.
  • 2012 “Transmasculinity and phonetic bricolage.” Lavender Languages and Linguistics XIX. American University (Washington, DC). February 12.
  • 2012. The social basis of gendered phonetic styles: Changes in transmasculine voices. 86th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America, Portland, OR, January 6.
  • 2011. Voicing gender normativity: Clashes and alignments between speech therapists and transgender speakers. 110th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association, Montréal, Canada, November 20.
  • 2011. Performing the gendered voice: Variability in the realization of /s/ among transmasculine speakers. New Ways of Analyzing Variation 40, Georgetown University (Washington, DC), October 29.
  • 2011. The social basis of gendered [s]: Evidence from transmasculine speakers. 3rd Conference on Culture, Language, and Social Practice (CLASP). University of Colorado (Boulder, CO), October 8.
  • 2011. On the diversity of gay-sounding speech: Investigating individual speaker styles in language and sexuality. Annual Meeting of the American Dialect Society. Pittsburgh, January 8.
  • 2010. The discursive construction of sex: Remaking and reclaiming the body in talk about genitals among trans men. 109th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. New Orleans, LA, November 18.
  • 2010. Language socialization as a life-long process: Gender change across the individual lifespan. Wyoming Language, Culture and History Conference. University of Wyoming (Laramie, WY), July 2.
  • 2010. Gendered language socialization and the voices of transsexual men. Lavender Languages XVII. American University (Washington, DC), April 17. 
  • 2010. Biology, socialization, and identity: Accounting for the voices of female-to-male transsexuals. 84th Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. Baltimore, MD, January 8.
  • 2009. Perceived sexual orientation and gender normativity: What do gay men, nerds, and female-to-male transsexuals have in common? New Ways of Analyzing Variation 38. University of Ottawa (Ottawa, Canada), October 24.
  • 2009. Identity, socialization, and gay-sounding voices. 2nd Conference on Culture, Language, and Social Practice (CLASP). University of Colorado (Boulder, CO), October 4.
  • 2009. One of these things is not like the others: Why power matters for the study of gay-sounding voices. 83rd Annual Meeting of the Linguistic Society of America. San Francisco, CA, January 9.
  • 2008. Talking like a man: Discourses of language and masculinity among transgender men. 107th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. San Francisco, CA, November 20.
  • 2008. "She's just a high-maintenance bitch": Interpersonal drama & discourse continuity in reality television. Arizona Linguistics and Anthropology Symposium. University of Arizona (Tucson, AZ), May 10.
  • 2008. Contesting gender, (re)constructing sex: Semantic variation in transgender communities. Lavender Languages and Linguistics XV. American University (Washington, DC), February 17. 
  • 2007. Institutionally coerced narratives and power in transgender research. 106th Annual Meeting of the American Anthropological Association. Washington, DC, November 29.
  • 2007. Revisiting the closet: Transgender narratives of identity, coming out, and disclosure. 1st Conference on Culture, Language, and Social Practice. University of Colorado (Boulder, CO), October 6.
  • 2007. Who's coming out and whose coming out? Transgender people and the coming out paradigm. Lavender Languages and Linguistics XIV. American University (Washington, DC), February 10.
  • 2006. Gendered language in a female-to-male transgender community of practice. Lavender Languages and Linguistics XIII. American University (Washington, DC), February 12.