LINGUIST List 25.1977

Sun May 04 2014

Calls: Sociolinguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 02-May-2014
From: Justin Davidson <>
Subject: New Ways of Analyzing Variation 43
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Full Title: New Ways of Analyzing Variation 43
Short Title: NWAV 43

Date: 23-Oct-2014 - 26-Oct-2014
Location: Chicago, IL, USA
Contact Person: Zsuzsanna Fagyal
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Jun-2014

Meeting Description:

We are pleased to announce that the 43rd New Ways of Analyzing Variation conference (NWAV 43) will be held on October 23-26, 2014 in the Hilton Chicago Magnificent Mile Suites hotel in downtown Chicago, Illinois. The conference is hosted jointly by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Plenary Speakers:

Professor Robert Bayley (University of California, Davis)
Professor Gregory Guy (New York University)
Professor Ruth King (York University)

Final Call for Papers:

NWAV 43 abstract submission deadline has been extended to June 1, 2014.

New Ways of Analyzing Variation 43, Chicago
October 23-26, 2014

Abstract submission is now open for the New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 43 in Chicago!

We invite submissions for papers in all areas related to language variation. Abstracts should be submitted via the online abstract submission page: The submission page is also accessible from the conference website: Abstracts should be no more than 500 words, excluding references, and must be anonymized to omit all information about the author(s). If references are cited in addition to the 500 word limit, publications from the author(s) should be also omitted in the reference section.

Authors may submit one singly-authored and one jointly-authored abstract, or two jointly-authored abstracts. Abstracts will be anonymously reviewed. Papers will be considered for both oral and poster presentations. Oral presentations will be selected for four parallel sessions and will be expected to last 20 minutes with 5 minutes for questions. Poster presentations will be featured at a two-hour, separate poster session on October 24.

We are also accepting proposals for a limited number of panel sessions. Prospective panel organizers should include individual 500-word abstracts for each participant and a 300-word abstract explaining the rationale for the panel. Panel abstracts will undergo regular review.


Extended abstract submission deadline: June 1, 2014
Acceptances/rejections sent: June 15, 2014
Program available online: June 30, 2014
Early online conference registration period: May 15 – July 15, 2014
Regular online conference registration period: July 15 – October 1
Conference start day (on-site registration): October 23, 2014

For further information on the conference, check the official website, the NWAV43 Facebook site, and Twitter regularly.

For general inquiry, including hotel room sharing, check the official website for updated information and send email to: Questions about abstract submission should be directed to:

On behalf of the organizers,

Richard Cameron (UIC)
Zsuzsanna Fagyal (UIUC)
Anna Maria Escobar (UIUC)
Kim Potowski (UIC)
Joseph Roy (UIUC)

Page Updated: 04-May-2014