About this Website

The Sociolinguistic Artifacts website collects and curates sociolinguistic artifacts. An artifact is a piece of media that communicates sociolinguistic content. Common types of artifacts include audio, video, images, news articles, blog posts, and web sites. The goal of this website is to aid sociolinguists in the classroom who already use artifacts (by collecting and tagging them in one central location), to encourage the use of artifacts in the classroom, and to allow students to submit their own artifacts to the site, thereby increasing student participation in sociolinguistic course material.

This site collects artifacts from publically available content online. Reed College’s server does not host the source material, so submitted artifacts must "live" somewhere else on the web (i.e. a video must be hosted on YouTube), and the content linked through our site.

Users can contribute artifacts to the site through the Contribute page. Here we ask you to provide the link to your artifact, to categorize it (as video, audio, image, or web content), and to categorize it through the use of tags. Contributors can use existing tags, and suggest new tags to be adopted by the site. Users can search through existing tags or by typing keywords into the Search box.


The design and descriptive material of this website are copyrighted ©2012 by the Reed Institute and Kara Becker. The media displayed on this website may be copyrighted by other parties. In accordance with Title 17, Section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law, materials from this website may be used for teaching and scholarly research on a fair use basis. Other uses of these materials may require permission from the copyright holder. It is the user’s responsibility to determine and/or clear any necessary rights. Please notify us immediately of any potential copyright infringements you may discover on this website. As per DMCA guidelines, any file containing material asserted to be in violation of U.S. copyright law will be temporarily removed until either 1) copyright permissions are granted; or 2) copyright permissions are sought and denied – in which case the file(s) will be permanently removed.