LINGUIST List 27.2241

Tue May 17 2016

Calls: Socioling / Canada

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <>

Date: 13-May-2016
From: Alexandra D'Arcy <>
Subject: New Ways of Analyzing Variation 45
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Full Title: New Ways of Analyzing Variation 45
Short Title: NWAV 45

Date: 03-Nov-2016 - 06-Nov-2016
Location: Vancouver, Canada
Contact Person: Alexandra D'Arcy
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Jun-2016

Meeting Description:

NWAV is the leading conference in language variation and change. The theme of the 2016 meeting is Spreading Roots | Pachantsut, reflecting a region that is the site of rich cultural and linguistic variation, historically and currently. Co-hosted by Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria, NWAV 45 will highlight the ways in which communities and individuals shape their identities through language variation and change.

Final Call for Papers:

We are pleased to announce our Call for Papers for New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 45 in Vancouver. We invite submissions for papers and/or posters in all areas related to language variation and change; we particularly welcome those that fit within the theme and scope of the 2016 meeting.

Abstracts should be no more than 500 words, excluding references, and must be anonymized to omit all information about the author(s). Abstracts and presentations may be in either of Canada’s official languages (English or French). All abstracts should be submitted as .pdf files, via the online abstract submission page, accessible from the conference website.

Abstracts are also accepted for special sessions. In this case the organizer is asked to submit a proposal of no more than 500 words, excluding references, and abstracts for each paper to be considered for the session (following the guidelines outlined above). Abstracts and special sessions may be in either of Canada’s official languages (English or French).

Authors may submit one singly-authored and one jointly-authored abstract, or two jointly-authored abstracts. This limit applies to all presentations, regardless of type (paper, poster).

Abstracts will be anonymously reviewed and considered for both oral and poster presentations. Oral presentations will be selected for four parallel sessions; presenters will have 20 minutes to present and 5 minutes for questions. Poster presentations will be featured at a plenary poster session on Friday, 4 November.

Abstract submissions accepted: April 1 to June 1, 2016
Acceptances/rejections sent: July 2016
Preliminary program available online: August 2016
Online conference registration period: 15 July to 15 October, 2016
Conference start day, with on-site registration: 3 November, 2016

For further information on the conference, please check the official NWAV45 website, the Facebook site, and the Twitter account regularly.

For general inquiries, please check the official website for updated information and contacts. Questions about abstract submission should be directed to

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