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Full Title: Language Variation and Change in Australia
Short Title: LVC-A
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Start Date: 26-Jul-2013 - 26-Jul-2013
Contact: Celeste Rodriguez Louro
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.sscs.arts.uwa.edu.au/home/linguistics/forum
Meeting Description: We are pleased to announce the first Language Variation and Change in Australia (LVC-A) meeting, which will be held at La Trobe University Franklin Street Campus (in the Melbourne CBD) on July 26th, 2013.

This free event will bring together world-renowned scholars in the field of language variation and change. These researchers all take a quantitative approach to sociolinguistics to examine linguistic and social factors influencing variation in phonetic, morphosyntactic, discourse-pragmatic and lexical features across spoken and signed languages (including a number of English varieties, Australian Sign Language and Spanish).

Invited keynote:

Sali Tagliamonte

Invited contributions by:

Alexandra D’Arcy
Gerry Docherty
Trevor Johnston
Celeste Rodriguez Louro
Adam Schembri
Catherine Travis (with Rena Torres Cacoullos)
James Walker

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Linguistic Subfield: Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 24.1643

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