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Mon Sep 15 2003

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  1. urih, 32nd Annual Meeting on New Ways of Analyzing Variation

Message 1: 32nd Annual Meeting on New Ways of Analyzing Variation

Date: Sun, 14 Sep 2003 01:09:08 +0000
From: urih <>
Subject: 32nd Annual Meeting on New Ways of Analyzing Variation

32nd Annual Meeting on New Ways of Analyzing Variation 
Short Title: NWAVE32

Date: 09-OCT-03 - 12-OCT-03
Location: Philadelphia, PA, United States of America
Contact: Bill Labov
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Sociolinguistics 
Call Deadline: 01-JUN-03

Meeting Description:
NWAVE32 will be held in Philadelphia from October
9th to 12th, 2003. The theme of the meeting is LANGUAGE HISTORY AND

A few announcements as we approach the final four weeks before NWAVE:

1. Please be reminded that pre-registration for NWAVE ends on
September 20. Registrants who send their forms after the 20th will be
charged an additional $25. If you participate in NWAVE, you must
register. The form may be downloaded from our web site:

2. If you are presenting a paper/poster and your abstract is not yet
on out web site, please send it to our webmaster, Marjorie Pak
<> following these guidelines: Please add
your name just below the abstract title, remove the keywords, and save
the file under your last name (e.g., ''smith.doc''). If possible, we
would like to receive each abstract in two separate formats - one
text-based (.doc, .rtf, or .txt) and one in PDF. If you do not have
PDF-writing capabilities, we can do the conversion for you as long as
the file does not include phonetic fonts (in which case we recommend
that you set up a legend using standard ASCII characters).

3. Crash space: If you are a student presenter and wish to stay with a
local Penn grad student for the duration of the conference, and have
not yet informed us, please e-mail Uri Horesh
<> By September 20 with your request,
indicating any restrictions you may have (gender, pets, smoking,
etc.). If you are a Penn person willing to host someone, please e-mail
Uri as well (if you have not already done so).

4. If you are a citizen of one of the following countries, please read

Andorra Iceland Norway
Australia Ireland Portugal
Austria Italy San Marino
Belgium Japan Singapore
Brunei Liechtenstein Slovenia
Denmark Luxembourg Spain
Finland Monaco Sweden
France the Netherlands Switzerland
Germany New Zealand United Kingdom

As of October 1, 2003 (May 15 for citizens of Belgium), you must have
either a Machine Readable Passport or a visa from your local
U.S. embassy or consulate to enter the United States. This is a big
change, as citizens of the countries listed above did not need visas
in the past to enter the U.S. for short-term visits (and still do not
if their passports are machine readable). Some countries have been
issuing Machine Readable Passports for many years, but others only
started to do so recently. Please verify whether your passport is
Machine Readable (your travel agent can probably help you determine
that), and if it is not, please apply for a B1/B2 visa for the U.S. as
soon as possible, or apply for a new passport. In most cases, we
believe that the latter will be quicker, although this may vary from
country to country.

For detailed information on this new regulation, please read the
U.S. State Department web pages at:

5. Communication with the NWAVE Committee should be done in the
following manner:

- For money/registration issues: Sherry Ash <>
- For comments on our web site: Marjorie Pak <>
- For poster session information: Bill Labov <>
- For all other matters: Gillian Sankoff & Uri Horesh

We hope to see all of yous(!) safe and sound in Philly on October 9.

The NWAVE 32 Committee

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