New Ways of Analyzing Variation 46

Country: USA

City: Madison

Abstr. due: 01.06.2017

Dates: 02.11.17 — 05.11.17

Area Of Sciences: Humanities;

Organizing comittee e-mail: nwav46@english.wisc.edu

Organizers: University of Wisconsin – Madison

 

NWAV is the leading conference in language variation and change. The theme of the 2017 meeting is Progress.

Wisconsin had, up until recently, a reputation for being a hotbed of progressive ideas, and the concept of progress is appropriate for language variation and change in the state. While the direction of language variation and change cannot be predicted or considered to constitute progress per se, the field of linguistics generally and language variation and change specifically have made strides forward. Borrowing the idea from Robert La Follette, the theme of “Progress” was selected for 2017 because it can be both a call for progress, both in terms of how far we’ve come looking behind us and of the future directions in which we want to see the field move forward.

The plenary speakers feature researchers who seek to further our understanding of the connection between past and future changes in language.
 

Conference Web-Site: NWAV is the leading conference in language variation and change. The theme of the 2017 meeting is Progress. Wisconsin had, up until recently, a reputation for being a hotbed of progressive ideas, and the concept of progress is appropriate for language variation and change in the state. While the direction of language variation and change cannot be predicted or considered to constitute progress per se, the field of linguistics generally and language variation and change specifically have made strides forward. Borrowing the idea from Robert La Follette, the theme of “Progress” was selected for 2017 because it can be both a call for progress, both in terms of how far we’ve come looking behind us and of the future directions in which we want to see the field move forward. The plenary speakers feature researchers who seek to further our understanding of the connection between past and future changes in language.