LINGUIST List 26.763

Thu Feb 05 2015

Confs: Cognitive Sci, Lang Acquisition, Phonetics, Psycholing, Socioling/USA

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 04-Feb-2015
From: Abby Walker <>
Subject: Sociolinguistic Variation and Language Processing
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Sociolinguistic Variation and Language Processing
Short Title: SVALP

Date: 31-Mar-2016 - 02-Apr-2016
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia, USA
Contact: Abby Walker
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Cognitive Science; Language Acquisition; Phonetics; Psycholinguistics; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

Save the date! A conference on Sociolinguistic Variation and Language Processing (SVALP) will be held at the Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (Virginia Tech), March 31 - April 2, 2016. A call for papers will be published in August, seeking November submissions.

In the tradition of VALP and CIMSA, this conference provides a venue for researchers coming from traditionally distinct fields (including but not limited to sociolinguistics and cognitive science) to share their work on the relationship between socially meaningful linguistic variation and language processing. Any research in this area will be welcome, but we especially invite work that contributes to socially-nuanced and/or cognitively-explicit theory, covers phenomena in sociophonetics and/or sociosyntax, or addresses the non-theoretical applications of this research area (for example, in issues of education, discrimination, etc.).

We are happy to announce the following plenary speakers:

Jennifer Hay (University of Canterbury)
Erez Levon (Queen Mary University of London)
Robin Panneton (Virginia Tech).
Meghan Sumner (Stanford University)

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