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Thursday, October 17, 2013

12:00pm-5:00pm Registration (and packet pick-up) – Hoch Commons, 2nd floor, University Center, University Center, Carnegie Mellon
Time Workshop A
Location: Rangos 1
Workshop B
Location: McKenna-Peters
Workshop C
Location: Rangos 3
1:00pm-3:00pm Extending ELAN into Variationist Sociolinguistics Ethnography for Sociolinguistics: Beyond “Hanging Out” Integrating Traditional Dialectology and Sociolinguistics: Generalized Additive Modeling
3:00pm-3:30pm REFRESHMENT BREAK – Rangos 2
  Workshop D
Location: Rangos 1
Workshop E
Location: McKenna-Peters
Workshop F
Location: Rangos 3
3:30pm-5:30pm Sharing, Structuring and Processing Data
(Workshop sponsored by the Language Technologies Institute, Carnegie Mellon University, and the Linguistic Data Consortium, University of Pennsylvania)
Discourse Analysis for Variationists Best Practices in Sociophonetics
5:45pm-6:00pm Opening Remarks, Rangos 1
6:00pm-7:00pm Plenary speaker: Professor Gillian Sankoff, University of Pennsylvania
Language change and the lifespan: Where do we go from here?”
Room: Rangos 1
Chair: Scott Kiesling
7:00pm-9:00pm Welcome reception
Rangos 2 and 3


Friday, October 18, 2013

7:30am-5:00pm Registration (and packet pick-up) – Hoch Commons, 2nd floor, University Center

Concurrent Paper Sessions A (8:30am-10:10am)

Time Session 1: Variation in/and Language Acquisition (Session sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages, Carnegie Mellon University)
Location: McKenna-Peters
Chair: Gerard Van Herk
Session 2: Gallo-Romance
Location: Rangos 1
Chair: Maciej Boronowski
Session 3: Ethnolects
Location: McConomy Auditorium
Chair: Lars Hinrichs
8:30am-8:55am George, The development of a regional variable phonological feature during a semester abroad in Spain. Roberts,
The variable negative particle ne in spoken Martinique French
Chinese American English vowel variants: Evidence for an emerging Anglo identity?
8:55am-9:20am Habib,
Parents and their children’s variable language: Is it acquisition or more?
The pluralization of presentational haber in Caribbean Spanish: A study in cognitive construction grammar
CHare the couSH: Insights into the sh/ch alternation in Chicano English
9:20am-9:45am Schoonmaker-Gates,
Perception of dialect variation in second language Spanish: Comprehensibility and categorization
De quoi est-ce tu parles? Sociopragmatic variation and the neutrality of est-ce que in French films
Old clusters in a new variety: CCR in emerging N.C. Hispanicized English
9:45am-10:10am Miller/Ramos,
Early use of sociolinguistic variation in children’s spontaneous speech
Grimm, Language restriction and the expression of necessity in minority French Benor,
From Sabbath to Shabbat: An increase in Hebrew loanwords among Reform Jews , 1913-2013
10:10am-10:30am Beverage Break, Rangos 2

Concurrent Paper Sessions B (10:30am-12:10pm)

Time Session 4: Phonological variation in Spanish and Portuguese
Location: McKenna-Peters
Chair: Quiana Lopez
Session 5: Language contact, dialect contact
(Session sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages, Carnegie Mellon University)
Location: Rangos 1
Chair: Alexandra D’Arcy
Session 6: Jocks and burnouts revisited
Location: Rangos 3
Chair: Penelope Eckert
10:30am-10:55am Ronquest/Raudez,
Assessing Spanish vowel reduction in two US bilingual communities
Borrowing in apparent time
Van Hofwegen,
Vocalic style versus stylization: How outliers exemplify acoustic axes of style
10:55am-11:20am Beline Mendes/Walker,
Unstressed final vowels in São Paolo Portuguese: From devoicing to deletion?
Phonetic variation and non-traditional continua: Dialect contact in a diaspora community
D’Onofrio/Hilton/Pratt, Creaky voice across discourse contexts: Identifying the locus of style for creak
11:20am-11:45am Chappell,
The hypo-hyperarticulation continuum in Nicaraguan Spanish
The expression of possession in Tunisian Arabic: The role of language contact
Dimensions of rhythm: The multi-layered nature of rhythmic style
11:45am-12:10pm Peake,
Sociophonetic analysis of sheísmo variation in two varieties of Argentine Spanish
Rodriguez, Re-examining dative over-marking as a linguistic contact phenomenon in Gernika Basque Eckert/King/Lee/Venkatesh,
The structure of stylistic differentiation: Jocks and Burnouts revisited
12:10pm-2:00pm Lunch  (on your own)
12:10pm-1:00pm Drop-in office hours with journal editors
(Editors of Language in Society, Language Variation and Change, and the Journal of Sociolinguistics will be available to answer your questions.)
Room: Rangos 2
2:00pm-3:00pm Plenary Speaker: Professor Jenny Cheshire, Queen Mary University of London
“Multiethnolects and their Place In The Study of Language Variation and Change”
Room: McConomy Auditorium
Chair: Barbara Johnstone
(Sponsored by Cambridge University Press)
3:00pm-3:20pm Refreshment Break, Rangos 2

Concurrent Paper Sessions C (3:20pm-4:35pm)

Time Session 7: Varia
Location: McKenna-Peters
Chair: Julie Auger
Session 8: Phonological variation and change
Location: Rangos 1
Chair: Nancy Niedzielski
Session 9: Ethnolects
Location: McConomy Auditorium
Chair: Sarah Benor Bunin
3:20pm-3:45pm Mallinson,
Using podcasts in the graduate sociolinguistics classroom: Developing fieldwork skills and promoting linguistic outreach
Pre-lateral merging and the Southern Shift in Forsyth County
“Efnic intimidation”: Appropriation of /th/-fronting by white speakers in South Philadelphia
3:45pm-4:10pm Van Herk/DeDecker/Thorburn,
Large-scale student data collection in undergraduate classrooms
Social underpinnings of phonetic variation in intervocalic fricative voicing: Spanish in contact with Catalan
Speaking English in Spanish Harlem: The role of rhythm
4:10pm-4:35pm D’Arcy,
Does one change have ramifications for the other?
D’Onofrio, Social perceptions of /o/-raising in Seoul Korean Fix,
Speaker authenticity and ‘crossing’ revisited: Variation in outgroup use of ethnically-marked linguistic features
4:35pm-5:00pm Lopez/Hinrichs,
“C’mon, get happy”: The representation and commodification of linguistic racial stereotypes
Jose / Timmins / Torsney, Material and methodological advances in sociolinguistics as applied to a study of Glaswegian vernacular English vowels Podesva / Hilton / Moon / Szakay,
Nasality as enregistered whiteness: An articulatory sociophonetic study
5:00pm-5:25pm Koops,
Iconization and the timing of Southern vowels
Newlin-Lukowicz/Parker, Reallocation reflects social differences between generations: Voicing evidence from bilingual Polish Americans Risdal/Kohn,
Ethnolectal and generational differences in vowel trajectories: Evidence from African American English and the recession of the Southern Vowel System
5:25pm-5:50pm Heaton/Queen,
Southern authenticity: The case of Brenda Johnson from “The Closer
Baranowski, The sociolinguistics of GOOSE and GOAT in Manchester Wong,
GOOSE-fronting among Chinese Americans in New York City

6:30pm-8:00pm Poster Session and reception sponsored by Cambridge University Press
(presenters should arrive no later than 6:15 to set up their posters)

Location: Rangos 1, 2, and 3

  Name(s) Poster Title
1 Raspayeva Variations in English native speakers’ perceptions of ESL personal stories
2 Beline Mendes Bridging the gap: sociolinguistic fieldwork in a megalopolis
3 Gafter This is not a trill: On Hebrew fricatives and ethnic identity
4 Newlin-Lukowicz Is the low back merger facilitated by L1?
5 Toefy Race and class, walls and bridges: An acoustic analysis of TRAP and BATH in ‘Colored’ South African English
6 Barajas Variable unstressed vowel raising in Michoacán Spanish: A social network analysis
7 Mileva Robus’ variable: Word-final /t,d/ deletion in Vancouver English
8 Royer and Clopper Effects of speaking style and regional dialect on word-final stop devoicing
9 Vajrabhaya and Pederson Repetition vs. listener accommodation: A case study of co-speech gesture in retellings
10 Lamy Explaining language change through stylistic variation among bilingual West Indians in Panama
11 Taniguchi, Totsuka, Munn, Schmitt Isn’t it not cute? Variation in the interpretation of Japanese double negation by age
12 Hemmeter Gender effects on the production of vocal fry
13 Jauriberry, Sock, Hamm Rhotic variation in Scottish English: A sociophonetic analysis of middle-class speech in Dundee
14 Greer and Winters A cross-generational investigation of voice quality among women
15 Finkelstein, Vaughn, Yarebinski Modeling ethnicity into technology: Using virtual agents to understand sociolinguistic variation
16 Holliday “He didn’(t) give up when things got har(d)”: Examining Barack and Michelle Obama’s rates of CSD
17 Callesano Dos naranjas or doh naranjah? A study of coda-s variation in Buenos Aires Spanish
18 Dietrich A new approach to verb bias in English
19 Schmidt Sociophonetic variation and SLA: L2 perception of the Spanish assimilated palatal
20 Dinkin Linguistic and non-linguistic regions in perceptual dialectology
21 Horesh ʕarabi – ʔarabi – ∅arabi: Arabic pharyngeals transition as Palestinian history transitions
22 Ahern The role of accommodation in the spread of mergers
23 Chartier, Fernandes, Perry, Stanford, Ravindranath My father doesn’t bother with the farm: New evidence of dialect shift in northern New England
24 Turton Synchronic reflections of diachronic change: An ultrasound investigation of /l/-darkening in English
25 Mielke Vowel formant trajectories in Canadian French diphthongization and rhoticity
26 LaFave, Shapp, Singler Ginsburg v. Ginsburg: A longitudinal study of regional features in a Supreme Court Justice’s speech
27 Schoux Casey Fascinated by disappearance: Local language, nostalgia, and commodification
28 McCafferty and Amador-Moreno ‘I dont care one cent what ∅ goying on in great Britten’: Be-deletion in Irish English
29 Diaz Collazos Pronouns of courtesy between angels and demons in colonial Hispanic America: Social or spiritual forces
8:00pm-10:00pm Student Mixer
Mario’s East Side Saloon, 5442 Walnut Street (Shadyside)
All guests must be of legal drinking age and have a valid U.S. ID (driver’s license, state ID, military ID, or passport). No other forms of identification will be allowed. Guests without a valid ID will not be permitted to enter.


Saturday, October 19, 2013

7:30am-11:00am Registration (and packet pick-up) – Hoch Commons, 2nd floor, University Center

Concurrent Paper Sessions D (8:30am-10:25am)

Time Session 10: Syntactic variation in Spanish and Portuguese
Location: McKenna-Peters
Chair: Itxaso Rodriguez
Session 11: New variables and covariables
Location: Rangos 1
Chair: Suzanne Evans Wagner
Session 12: Regional variation in North American English Session sponsored by the American Dialect Society
Location: Rangos 3
Chair: Naomi Nagy
Session 13: What educators need to know about youth language and identities
(Act 48 Credit Eligible) Session sponsored by the Center for African-American Urban Studies & the Economy (CAUSE), Carnegie Mellon University; The Center on Race and Social Problems, School of Social Work, University of Pittsburgh; and the Center for Urban Education, University of Pittsburgh (All NWAV attendees are welcome to attend.)
Location: McConomy AuditoriumChair: Amanda Godley
8:30am-8:55am Lapidus-Shin/Erker, Childhood acquisition of variable grammar: Evidence from Spanish morphosyntax Bailey / Wikle / Tillery,
The uniformitarian principle and shifting social correlates of linguistic change
Alzoubi / Borders / DiPaolo, (NG) in Utah English Godley, Panel Introduction
8:55am-9:20am Martinez Sanz / Van Herk, Nothing happening here: Frequency effects and Dominican Spanish pronominal subject expression Prichard / Dodsworth, Where education and salience meet, local dialects retreat Madan, Enregisterment and disaccomodation: The rise of rhotic speech in rural New Hampshire Sweetland,
Toward more effective conversations about sociolinguistic diversity
9:20am-9:45am Michnowicz, To be overt or not to be overt: The role of bilingualism in subject pronoun expression in Yucatan Spanish Podesva / Van Hofwegen, How conservatism and normative gender constrain variation in inland California: The case of /s/ Abrams, Negotiating other people’s data: A case study of Maryland from the DARE Archive Mallinson / Charity Hudley,
Promoting linguistic awareness among secondary English educators
9:45am-10:10am Schwenter, Strength of priming and the maintenance of variation in the Spanish past subjunctive Oushiro / Guy, The social clustering of linguistic variables in São Paolo Portuguese Becker / Aden /Best / Dimes / Flores / Jacobson, Keep Portland weird: Vowels in Oregon English Finkelstein / Cassell, Making connections between dialect and learning outcomes: Examining variation in American classrooms with virtual peers
10:10am-10:35am Knouse, Widening the envelope of variation: A new approach to no saber si Erker, Twin trends in nascent language change: Phonological and morphosyntactic evidence of an emerging NYC Spanish Gordon / Strelluf, Real-time perspectives on regional speech patterns: Evidence from early recordings Godley / Reaser, Bridging the gap between sociolinguistic knowledge and pedagogical practice
10:35am-10:45am Beverage Break, Rangos 2
10:45am-11:45am Plenary speaker: Professor Valerie Kinloch, Ohio State University
“Language, literacy, identity: Lessons from African American youth”
(Act 48 Credit Eligible)

Room: McConomy Auditorium
Chair: Amanda Godley (Sponsored by the School of Education, University of Pittsburgh)
11:45am-1:45pm Lunch (on your own)
NOTE: pre-ordered boxed lunches can be picked up
12:00pm-1:30pm Panel discussion: How does it feel to be a problem?: The State and Defense v. Trayvon Martin, Rachel Jeantel, and the Sociolinguistic Discourse of Race in America
Room: McConomy Auditorium
Organizer: Sonja Lanehart, University of Texas at San AntonioChair: Larry Davis, Dean and Donald M. Henderson Professor, School of Social Work, and Director, Center on Race and Social Problems, University of PittsburghSpeakers: John Baugh, Denise Troutman, John Rickford, Sharese King

Concurrent Paper Sessions E (1:45pm-2:55pm)

Time Session 14: North American English
Location: McKenna-Peters
Chair: Katherin Campbell-Kibler
Session 15: Tone Languages
Location: Rangos 1
Chair: Joseph Tyler
Session 16: Phonetic variation and change
Location: Rangos 3
Chair: Sali Tagliamonte
Session 17: Urban Youth
Location: McConomy Auditorium
Chair: Maeve Eberhardt
1:45pm-2:10pm Dodsworth, Two-mode network data and the Southern Vowel Shift Howe, Variation in cues to fricative voicing category in Malagasy dialects Gradoville, Grammaticization and phonetic reduction: The case of Caraqueño Spanish para Cutler, “Hi, I’m Andre and I’m a Black nerd:” Stylistic variation as metapragmatic social commentary in YouTube comedy routines
2:10pm-2:35pm Kwon, Vowel change across Noam Chomsky’s lifespan Stanford, New ways of analyzing tone variation: Sociophonetic analysis of tone in Sui conversation Arsenault, Sociolinguistic variation in Mari Old Babylonian Sharma, Multi-scale network analysis: social change across generations of Punjabi Londoners
2:35pm-3:00pm Hasty/Childs, The old is new again: Curvilinear patterns of linguistic change in Appalachia NO TALK SCHEDULED Durian, Revising the rise and fall of the split short-a system in the US Midland (and US English more generally) Marzo/Van de Mieroop/Zenner, Multiple meanings in interaction: Understanding language variation in urban spaces in Flanders
3:00pm-3:15pm Beverage Break – Rangos 2

Concurrent Paper Sessions F (3:15pm-3:40pm)

Time Session 18: Variation in English syntax
Session sponsored by the Department of English, Carnegie Mellon University
Location: McKenna-Peters
Chair: Rob Podesva
Session 19: Variation and identity
Location: Rangos 1
Chair: Lauren Hall-Lew
Session 20: Morphology and syntax
Location: Rangos 3
Chair: Scott Schwenter
Session 21: TD deletion; New Ways of Modelling and Analyzing
Location: McConomy Auditorium
Chair: Robin Dodsworth
3:15pm-3:40pm Bauman, From possession to obligation: Modal grammaticalization and variation Buchstaller, Arrested language change? Attitudes, stereotypes and learning to be unhip Nagy / Denis, An amplification role for lexical frequency in syntactic variation? Testing with heritage Italian
3:40pm-4:05pm Kastronic / Poplack, The (North) American English subjunctive in the 21st century: Revival or remnant? Wagner, Retrograde language change and retrograde individuals Oushiro, Let’s agree to disagree: Nominal agreement in São Paolo Portuguese Tamminga / Fruehwald, Deconstructing TD deletion
4:05pm-4:30pm Brook, Comparative complementizers in Canadian English: Insights from early fiction Diao / Zhang, Enregistering va: Indexing Shanghai in Mandarin communication O’Shannessy, Distributions of morphology in a new mixed language, Light Warlpiri  Bailey / Kretzschmar, Small world networks in computer simulation of language diffusion
4:30pm-4:55pm Harvey,
‘Any’ and ‘no’ negation in Southern-Ontario English.
Pappas / Mileva, Cypriot Greek rising: Evidence from the reallocation of a regional variable Lignos / MacKenzie,
Is it the size, or how you use it? Comparing the effects of subject length and predictability on contraction
Stuart-Smith / Rathcke / Sonderegger / Knowles A real-time study of plosives in Glaswegian using an automatic measurement algorithm
4:55pm-5:10pm Break

Concurrent Paper Sessions G (5:10pm-6:50pm)

Time Session 22: Prosody
Location: McKenna-Peters
Chair: Shelome Gooden
Session 23: Mobility, accommodation, identity
Location: Rangos 1
Chair: David Durian
Session 24: Transnationality
Location: Rangos 3
Chair: James Stanford
Session 25: African American and American English
Location: McConomy Auditorium
Chair: Cecelia Cutler
5:10pm-5:35pm Schneier / Forrest / Myrick, Inside the index: Re-evaluating methods for analysing the prosodic rhythm Kohn / Farrington, Language variation on the move: A longitudinal study of mobile and non-mobile adolescents Rodriguez Louro / D’Arcy / Tagliamonte, Before BE LIKE: Digging into earlier global systems to understand a 21st century innovation Eberhardt,
Subjects and objects: Linguistic productions of sexuality in the lyrics of female hip hop artists
5:35pm-6:00pm Rosen / Ankutowicz / Pekter / Genee, Rhythmic variation in southern Alberta Englishes Campbell-Kibler / Walker / Wanjema / Carmichael, Apparent time and network effects on long term cross-dialect accommodation among college students Gardner / Denis / Brook / Tagliamonte, The new global flow of linguistic influence: be like at the saturation point McLarty, Intonation in southern African American English
6:00pm-6:25pm Tyler, The many meanings of uptalk: Folk perceptions of rising terminal pitch on declaratives Carmichael, “I never thought I had an accent until the hurricane”: Sociolinguistic variation in post-Katrina Greater New Orleans Cain/Santiago, Stylistic variation in a stand-up comedy performance Gates, No variable is an island: A multi-dimensional approach to style and intra-speaker variation in AAE
6:25pm-6:50pm NO TALK SCHEDULED Wolfram / Daugherty / Cullinan, On the (in)significance of English language variation: Cherokee and Lumbee English in comparative perspective (with video screening) Bell, The indexical cycle and the making of sociolinguistic meaning: Differentiating New Zealand and Australian Englishes Labov, The role of African Americans in Philadelphia sound changes

Dinner on your own

8:00pm-11:00pm NWAV 42 Party at Pittsburgh Athletic Association, 4215 Fifth Avenue (Oakland)

Sunday, October 20, 2013

8:00am-9:00am Business Meeting (McKenna/Peter)

Concurrent Paper Sessions H (9:30am-11:55am)

Time Session 26: Variation in English syntax
Location: McKenna-Peters
Chair: Rena Torres-Cacoullos
Session 27: Variation, stance and style
Location: Rangos 1
Chair: Manuel Diaz-Campos
Session 28: Perception and processing of variation
Location: Rangos 3
Chair: Clare Dannenberg
9:30am-9:55am Johnson / Haddican / Wallenberg, Variation and change in the particle verb alternation in UK and US Englishes Grammon / Dabkowski,
Style and power: Patterns of variable agreement on Aló, Presidente
Fridland / Kendall / Fickle, Vowel shift patterns in a multi-regional production and perception database
9:55am-10:20am Prazeres / Levey, A cross-varietal perspective on patterns of case-form variation and change in co-ordinate NPs Holmes-Elliott / Levon, Style over substance? /s/ variation and stance-taking in southeast England Sumner / King, Voice-specific lexicons: Acoustic variation and semantic association
10:20am-10:45am McLaughlin, Testing the independence of subject animacy and transitivity in verbal –s variation Hall-Lew / Friskney / Scobbie,
Vowels, rhoticity and the development of modern Scottish politics
Wilbanks, Pitch and VOT as factors in the perception of sexual identity and masculinity in male speech
10:45am-11:10am Fisher / Sneller, GET vs BE: Social class differences in variable passive auxiliary use Zimman, Contextual variation in gendered style among trans men Jeon / Cukor-Avila / Rector, Mapping dialect perceptions in a variationist framework
11:10am-11:35am Kendall / McLarty / Farrington, Perhaps we used to, but we don’t anymore: The habitual past in Oregonian English NO TALK SCHEDULED Squires, Social differences in the processing of grammatical variation
11:30am-11:55am Beverage Break, Rangos 2


Concurrent Paper Sessions I (11:55am-1:35pm)

Time Session 29: New Methods
Location: McKenna-Peters
Chair: Lauren Squires
Session 30: Language ideology
Location: Rangos 1
Chair: Nihat Polat
Session 31: Syntactic variation in Spanish and Portutuese
Location: Rangos 3
Chair: Devin Grammon
11:55am-12:20pm Speelman / Heylen / Grondelaers, A bottom-up, data-driven operationalization of semantic classes as predictors in syntactic alternation Anderson, Language ideology and universal rights doctrine in Morocco  Canever, Brazilian Portuguese inflected infinitives and the dynamic nature of language
12:20pm-12:45pm MacKenzie / Turton, Crossing the pond: Extending automatic alignment techniques to British English dialect data Bowie / Dannenberg / Kubitskey, “I’m not in the book”: Towards an understanding of authenticity in Alaska Native language Torres Cacoullos / Travis,
Subject pronouns in Spanish and English: Measuring (dis)similarity
12:45pm-1:10pm Lawson / Stuart-Smith / Scobbie, Using ultrasound to study mimicry of socially-salient variation at the articulatory level Rosen,
Religion as a factor in Southern Alberta English variation
Diaz-Campos / Zahler, Testing previous formal accounts of variation in word order in negative word+más constructions