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NWAV 23: Last Call for Papers

23rd Annual Conference on New Ways of Analyzing Variation.
The Major Annual Conference on Sociolinguistic Variation and Change.

OCTOBER 20-23, 1994

Due to a problem in distributing NWAV information, the deadline for email
abstract submissions has been extended from July 15 until 9:00 AM, August
15. Earlier submissions are appreciated.

Deadline for Pre-registration: September 15
On-site Registration Hours:
 Thursday 10 AM - 7:30 PM
 Friday 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM
 Saturday 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Thursday, October 20: Workshops 12:00-5:50
(see schedule below)
Evening Panel Discussion:
Analyzing Variation Above the Level of Phonology
William Labov, Beatriz Lavandera, Gillian Sankoff, Donald Winford

Friday Evening, October 21 Featured Speaker:
Marcyliena Morgan

Saturday Evening, October 22 Panel Discussion:
What Can Sociolinguistics Offer the Schools?
Arnetha Ball, Kenji Hakuta, Geneva Smitherman,
Guadalupe Valdes, Walt Wolfram

ALSO - Special Sessions Friday and Saturday:

Issues in Collecting Visual Data:
Links Between Signed and Spoken Languages
Catherine Ball, Ceil Lucas, Lisa Martinez, Melanie Metzger, Peter Patrick,
Elizabeth Winston

Optimality Theory and Connectionist Approaches to Variation:
Arto Anttila, Paul Kiparsky, Whitney Tabor

AND - Musical and Dance Performances by African American, Chicano, and
Japanese American Groups

Space is limited-early registration is advised

MAINFRAME VARBRUL (12:00-1:20): This workshop will review the mechanics of
using the variable rule program on a mainframe computer. The advantages,
relative to varbrul on a personal computer, include faster processing time,
and increased editing, searching and data-handling capabilities. By the end
of the workshop, participants should be able to use VARBRUL on the
mainframe and interpret its results. They will also receive a partial
annotated bibliography.

Norma MENDOZA-DENTON is a Ph.D. candidate in linguistics at Stanford
University. Her MA thesis (Stanford) was a variationist analysis of
generational differences in the speech of Japanese-Americans. Her current
research focusses on the language behavior of Latino adolescents in the Bay
Area. She has given numerous conference presentations since 1992, and has
several publications to her credit. She is a maestra of mainframe VARBRUL,
and has successfully introduced several students and faculty to the program
over the past few years.

Tom VEATCH was Visiting Assistant Professor at Stanford in 1991-93 and
taught (Socio-)Phonetics, Phonology, and Quantitative Methods, helping
introduce Stanford's faculty and students to the programs used in this
workshop. An annual participant in NWAV since 1986, Tom's numerous
research reports, papers and presentations include a 1991 U. Penn.
dissertation, English Vowels:Their Surface Phonology and Phonetic
Implementation in Vernacular Dialects., written under Mark Liberman and
William Labov. Presently Marketing Manager at Microcomputer Research,
Inc., in Fremont, Calif., his most recent article is "A Theory of Humor."

CODE-SWITCHING (1:30-2:50): This workshop will survey current approaches
to both the socio-pragmatic functions of code switching (CS) and the nature
of structural constraints on intrasentential code switching. These
approaches will include Myers-Scotton's own "markedness model" (applying to
social motivations for CS) and her "matrix language frame model" (providing
a production model for intrasentential CS). Participants will examine CS
data from several corpora to see how they are analyzed/explained under
various approaches.

Carol MYERS-SCOTTON is Professor of Linguistics and English at the
University of South Carolina, where she teaches courses in
sociolinguistics, language contact phenomena, and discourse analysis. Her
publications include Social Motivations for Codeswitching: Evidence from
Africa (1993) and Duelling Languages: Grammatical Structure in
Codeswitching (1993). With a colleague, Jan Jake, she is currently engaged
in research on cross-linguistic congruence at several linguistic levels,
using evidence from intra-sentential codeswitching in bilingual communities
in Europe and elsewhere.

STATISTICAL ANALYSIS WITH MYSTAT (3:00-4:20) This workshop will demonstrate
how to perform basic statistical tests, (including chi square and t-tests)
on published data which should have had such tests done but didn't. There
will also be some discussion of the rationale for significance testing.
Mystat is a simplified version of Systat.

 Frank ANSHEN received his Ph.D. in Linguistics from New York University in
1968. His dissertation was on "Speech Variation Among Negroes in a Small
Southern Community." He has taught at the State University of New York,
Stony Brook, since 1968. A regular participant in NWAV since the early
1970's, his publications include several papers on sociolinguistics and
variation theory, and two books, Statistics for Linguists (1978) and
Language and the Sexes (1983, with Francine Frank). He is currently working
on problems in word formation and language policy.

GRAMMATICALIZATION (4:30-5:50): This workshop will survey some of the main
issues in the field of grammaticalization. We will relate
grammaticalization to some of the current issues in
sociolinguistics/variation theory, with special reference to gradience,
variation, and social networks. Possibilities for integrating the two
fields will be explored. Workshop participants will analyze both diachronic
and synchronic data that will illustrate the semantic -pragmatic and formal
changes that occur during the grammaticalization process, with particular
reference to evidence for unidirectionality and subjectification..
Scott SCHWENTER received his MA in Linguistics from the University of New
Mexico in 1993 and is currently a Ph.D. student in Linguistics at Stanford
University. His main research interests are Spanish dialects,
grammaticalization and sociolinguistics, especially the relation between
social and stylistic variation. He hopes to combine his interests to study
the spread of grammatical changes through speech communities. He has
published several articles on both sociolinguistics and grammaticalization.

Elizabeth C. TRAUGOTT is Professor of Linguistics and English at Stanford
University, where she has taught since 1968. She is Secretary-Treasurer
(and past president) of the Linguistic Society of America. Her current
research interests are grammaticalization, historical semantics and
pragmatics, and style. Her publications include Grammaticalization (with
Paul J. Hopper, 1993), and Approaches to Grammaticalization (co-edited with
Bernd Heine, 1991). She has taught courses on Grammaticalization at
Stanford, at the 1987 LSA Linguistic Institute, and in Uppsala, Sweden.
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