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  1. maryam, Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Age

Message 1: Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Age

Date: Fri, 3 Sep 2004 11:44:10 -0400 (EDT)
From: maryam <>
Subject: Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Age

Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Age

Date: 12-Nov-2004 - 13-Nov-2004
Location: New York University, New York, New York, United States of
Contact: Maryam Bakht-Rofheart
Contact Email:
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Sociolinguistics, Anthropological Linguistics

Meeting Description:

Sociolinguistic Perspectives on Age is hosted by New York University.
This conference will include two days of talks by invited speakers
focusing on the impact of speaker's age on language.

Recent advances in the study of the impact of speaker's age on
language raise new questions. It's time to take stock.

How does a speaker's age affect her grammar?
Is adolescents' language really that different from the language of
other people?
How important is age grading in sociolinguistic explanation?
When do speakers stop acquiring their vernacular?
What is the impact of aging on a speaker's grammar?

These are some of the kinds of questions this conference will address.
Ten speakers have been invited whose work covers the youngest
speakers, the oldest speakers, and cohorts in between.

Mary Bucholtz, UCSB						
Cece Cutler, Stony Brook
Sylvie Dubois, LSU
Lisa Green, UT Austin
Gregory Guy, NYU
Heidi Hamilton, Georgetown
Julie Roberts, Vermont
Gillian Sankoff, Penn	
Bambi Schieffelin, NYU
John Victor Singler, NYU

Registration: Students $15, Faculty $30

For more information, contact Maryam Bakht-Rofheart at
or go to

Sponsored by NYU's Department of Linguistics with support from the
Africana Studies Center and the Working Group in Urban
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