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Tue Mar 3 1998

Confs: Dialectal Variation in English

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  1. A.F. GUPTA, Dialectal Variation

Message 1: Dialectal Variation

Date: Mon, 2 Mar 1998 13:46:29 GMT
Subject: Dialectal Variation


 University of Leeds
 LS2 9JT

 March 24-26 1998


14.00 - 14.45 Registration and Coffee at Devonshire Hall
14.45 - 15.00 Welcome
15.00 - 16.00 Plenary
 Lawrence M Davis, Charles L Houck & Veronika Horv\225th. The
 East-West New England Dialect Boundary: Another look at the
16.00 - 16.30 Tea break
16.30 - 18.00 Parallel Sessions
 A Nineteenth century dialectology
 Manfred G\246rlach. Attitudes towards BrE dialects in the 19th
 century. Graham Shorrocks. An assessment of the development and
 achievements of British English dialectology in the C19. Bernard
 Jones. Barnes and the English Dialect Society. B Regional
 Dialectology 1 Kurt Rydland. Front rounded vowels in traditional
 Northumbrian English: the evidence of the Orton corpus. Peter
 Wright. Earliest days of the Survey: its Lancashire
 investigations through Dr. Fritz Rohrer of the University of
 Zurich. Mark J Jones. The phonology of definite article
18.15 Visit to Brotherton library, for exhibition, and reception
sponsored by Routledge 19.30 Return to Devonshire Hall
 Dinner, & Talk: Stanley Ellis. Reminiscences of the Harold Orton
 and the SED

09.00 - 10.30 Parallel Sessions
 A Lexicology
 Anna-Oksana Lozynska. On some problems of decoding polysemantic
 elements of authentic text. Uliana Potiantynyk. Evolution of
 slang in the last decades of the 20th century. Natalia Klimenko.
 Linguistic aspect of adoption of English borrowing (neologisms)
 in the Russian language. B Social Approaches 1 Dominic Watt.
 The NURSE and NORTH sets in Tyneside English. Jenny Cheshire,
 Annie Gillett & Ann Williams. New dialects for old? Change and
 continuity in Urban British English. Sali Tagliamonte. Synchrony
 and diachrony in an English dialect.
10.30 - 11.00 Coffee Break
11.00 - 12.00 Plenary
 William Elmer. Computer capture of the SED basic material.
12.00 - 13.00 Parallel Sessions
 A Historical Dialectology 1
 Jeremy Smith. Prolegomena to a new history of Middle English
 spelling: dialectal variation and communicative function. Robert
 Stockwell & Donka Minkova. Explanations of Sound Change: the
 intersection between dialect data and phonetic 'naturalness'.
 B Social Approaches 2
 Paul Foulkes & Gerry Docherty. Variation in the realisation of
 glottal in Tyneside English. Kimberley Farrar, Esther Grabe &
 Francis Nolan. English Intonation in the British Isles.
13.00 - 14.00 Lunch
14.00 - 15.30 Parallel Sessions
 A Social Approaches 3
 C Macafee. Scots language attitudes and language maintenance.
 Jane Stuart-Smith. T-glottalling in Glaswegian. Jennifer Smith.
 'But they never tells you that in the paper': grammatical
 variation in a Scottish dialect. B Dialect in Literature Joan
 Beal. Popular Literature in Tyneside English: from Geordie Ridley
 to Viz. Rory McTurk. Where have all the dialects gone? Some
 problems of literary translation from English into Icelandic.
 Hans Sauer. Literary Representations of Modern Scottish English.
15.30 - 16.00 Tea break
16.00 - 17.30 Parallel Sessions
 A Social Approaches 4
 Sandrine Dalban. Supra-local forms and gender identity: a study
 of Tyneside adolescents. Louise Cunningham. Gender and dialects:
 issues of social change.
 Lyndsay Jarvis. Measuring the decline of Scots vocabulary
 B Regional Dialectology 2
 Heinrich Ramisch. The definite article in Northern English
 dialects. Gunnel Melchers. 'Brittly, cassen, splay-feeted'.
 Derivational morphology in regional dialects.
17.00 - 18.00 Guillaume Schiltz. Workshop on Dialectometry.
18.00 - 19.00 Reception, talk and readings the novelist and
script-writer Barry Hines. (YORKSHIRE & HUMBERSIDE ARTS) 19.45 for
20.00 Reception and Conference Dinner. Music by O'Contraire.

09.00 - 10.00 Plenary
 William A Kretzschmar Jr. The Future of Dialectology.
10.00 - 11.00 Parallel Sessions
 A Ongoing Leeds Projects
 Jussi Klemola & Mark Jones. The Leeds Corpus of English Dialects
 Clive Upton & Carmen Llamas. The first SuRE moves: early steps
 towards a large dialect project
 B International Perspectives
 Elvira Myachinskaya & Yuri Kleiner. English Dialectology in
 Leningrad-St Petersburg, Russia Chris Jeffrey. English in South
11.00 - 11.30 Coffee Break
11.30 - 13.00 Parallel Sessions
 A Historical Dialectology 2
 Derek A Britton. Richard Brome and Lancashire Dialect of the
 seventeenth century. Anette Rosenbach & Letizia Vezzosi. Was the
 s-genitive a traveller through England? Merja Black. Parellel
 lines through time? Written and spoken variation in English
 dialects. B Regional Dialectology 3 Arnold Kellett. Bridging
 the dialect gap. John Widdowson. Lexical erosion in English
 regional dialects. Alan V Murray. 'You can't wesist my chawisma':
 sociolinguistic aspects of /r/ variation in dialects of British
12.00 - 13.00 Lunch and Farewell
pm Optional excursion to Ilkley and its moor (payment extra), if
there is sufficient demand,.

MARCH 24-26 1998
1998 sees the centenary of the birth of Harold Orton, co-founder of
the Survey of English Dialects, and the half-centenary of the Survey
itself. The conference aims to take stock of the research
achievements in dialectology to date; to address current issues in
diachronic and synchronic variation in English, from the perspectives
of dialectology, socio-linguistics; corpus-based linguistics;
stylistics, literary dialect study, and other related fields; and to
look forward to research projects for the new millennium. The
conference organisers also wish to bring together colleagues and young
scholars working on linguistic variation in English from all over the

A selection of papers will be published in The Leeds Studies in
English. Offers of 'work in progress' reports or project details (as
poster sessions), workshops, , etc. are still welcome. Please send
any titles as soon as possible to Dr Clive Upton
<> or <>; or c/o School of
English, University of Leeds.

During the conference: there will be a special exhibition of SED
materials, etc and regional writers in the Special Collections section
of the Brotherton Library. Other archive materials, from the SED and
former Institute of Folk Life Studies housed in the School of English
can be made available for consultation. There will also be
exhibitions and book and dialect society displays, poster sessions, on

A lunch-time finish allows people to go on to the Sociolinguistics
Symposium 12 at the Institute of Education (mid-day 26 March to
Saturday 28 March), organised by Euan Reid. In timetabling the
papers, we have endeavoured to accommodate this event. Location of
Conference and Registration. The Conference is being held in the
University's Devonshire Hall, which is set in its own 'cloistered'
grounds just 10/15 minute walk north of the main campus across
Woodhouse Moor, and off the road to Headingley (Otley Road) There are
frequent bus services to the campus and city, just 10/15 minutes away.
 There is a lounge bar, squash court, launderette, billiards and
snooker rooms, and dance area. All study bedrooms have wash
handbasins, and tea and coffee making facilities. There is on-street
car parking near the main gates.

Registration and Welcome on Tuesday 24 March from 2.00 p.m. onwards.
Leeds is a vibrant, cosmopolitan city, full of markets, malls,
galleries and caf\233s. The University of Leeds is one of the largest in
the UK. The mainline station is only one mile from the university,
and has full intercity connections. There is an hourly train link
with London (journey time between 2 hours and 2 and a half hours). 
The M1/ M62 reaches into the city centre. The Leeds/Bradford Airport
6 miles away serves the UK and Europe, with British Midland shuttles
to London, Amsterdam and Paris. There is also an excellent rail link
between Leeds and Manchester Airport.

OPTIONAL EXCURSION: To Ilkley & its Moor (singing obligatory).

The full residential package includes conference fee; bed and full
English breakfast, morning and afternoon refreshments, two course
buffet lunch with coffee, three course dinner with coffee / conference
banquet; drinks reception. \163145 The non-residential package includes
conference fee; morning and afternoon refreshments; lunch and
dinner/banquet; drinks reception. \163105 


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School of English, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT)

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If you have any queries, please contact Professor Katie Wales,
Conference organiser, School of English, University of Leeds.

Please feel free to inform colleagues of this conference. Or if you
know of someone who would like to be put on our mailing list, please
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Anthea Fraser GUPTA :$staff/afg
School of English
University of Leeds
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