LINGUIST List 26.607

Wed Jan 28 2015

Confs: English, Historical Ling, Ling & Lit, Phonetics, Socioling, Text/Corpus Ling/UK

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Date: 28-Jan-2015
From: Laura Wright <>
Subject: 2nd Southern Englishes Workshop
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2nd Southern Englishes Workshop
Short Title: SEW2

Date: 23-Mar-2015 - 24-Mar-2015
Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom
Contact: Laura Wright
Contact Email: < click here to access email >
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Field(s): Historical Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Phonetics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Meeting Description:

The Second Southern Englishes Workshop
Hosted by the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge and the Woolf Institute

Venue: Faculty of English, University of Cambridge
Dates: March 23-24, 2015

After the success of the first Southern Englishes Workshop, hosted by Dr Sandra Jansen at the University of Brighton in March 2014 (, the second conference in the series will be held at the University of Cambridge, March 23-24, 2015.

Organising Committee:
Dr Laura Wright, Dr Esther-Miriam Wagner, Dr Simon Meecham-Jones

Plenary Speakers:
Prof Paul Kerswill, University of York
Prof Peter Trudgill, Universities of Agder/Fribourg/La Trobe
Prof Richard Coates, University of the West of England

Registration fees: £ 15 (non-dining) or £ 55 (includes dinner on Monday night)

Accommodation: Westminster College (on a first-come first-served basis, please contact for details)


Monday, March 23

Registration and opening

Peter Trudgill: “I’ll git the milk time you bile the kittle do you oon’t get no tea yet no coffee more oon’t I: East Anglian conjunctions revisited”

4:00-4:30 Break

Stephen Howe: “Emphatic yes and no in East Anglian dialect: jearse and dow”

David Hornsby: “Koinéization or vestigial variation? A bastion of northern English in East Kent”

Ulrike Altendorf: “Caught between Aristotle and Miss Marple … a proposal for a perceptual prototype approach to ‘Estuary English’”

7:30 Dinner: Riverside Restaurant

Tuesday, March 24

Richard Coates: “Characterizing Bristolian: stereotypes, phonic gripes and tourist hypes”

María Fuencisla García-Bermejo Giner, Javier Ruano García, Pilar Sánchez García: “South-Eastern Dialects in Late Modern English”

Jonathan Roper: “Illustrative Quotations in the 'English Dialect Dictionary': Some Wealden Examples”

11:30-12:00 Break

Avelino Corral Esteban: “An account of information structure in Cornish English, Irish English and Welsh English”

Hanna Rutkowska: “Stylistic devices in an Early Modern English manual of good manners”

1:00-3:00 Lunch and walking tour of colleges

Sophie Holmes-Elliott: “The gender gap: adolescent peaks in a male-led change, TH-fronting in southeast England”

Paul Kerswill: title to come

4:30-5:00 Tea, discussion and end

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