[Ads-l] Call for Proposals: Inaugural Conference of the North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistcs

Lauersdorf, Mark R lauersdorf at UKY.EDU
Mon Mar 13 22:49:48 EDT 2017


Inaugural Conference of the
North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistics



Call for Proposals


Event Date/Time: Friday, 21 July 2017 - 7:00pm  to  Sunday, 23 July 2017 - 7:00pm.

Co-Located with the 2017 LSA Linguistics Institute – Lexington, Kentucky, USA.



Description:  This event is the inaugural public meeting of the North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistics (NARNiHS). We invite abstracts for:


• traditional conference presentations (20 minutes, plus 10 Q&A);

• digital poster presentations, including software demonstrations of new research tools and methods;

• workshops providing opportunities for guided, hands-on work with digital research tools and methods for historical sociolinguistic research.


Abstracts can be a maximum of one page in length (plus a second page as needed for diagrams, charts, data tables, and references), and should be sent to: narnihistsoc at gmail.com. The abstract itself should be anonymous, with contact information included in the email.


Deadline for abstracts: May 1, 2017


We are pleased to note that the posters and software demos will be presented digitally (on landscape-oriented LCD monitors) and will thus allow for interactive display of datasets, visualizations, software tools, etc.


Workshop proposals should emphasize hands-on work with specific digital tools/methods for historical sociolinguistics research and be designed to fit into a 2.5-hour time slot.


Keynote: Stephen Elspaß, Universität Salzburg.


The overall design of this event is intended to maximize exposure to high-level current work in the field of historical sociolinguistics, provide hands-on experience in selected tools and methods in the field, build the professional network, and situate the field within the broader landscape of general linguistics. The event is free and open to all interested parties.


Contact Information: narnihistsoc at gmail.com.


Conference Organizers:

Mark Richard Lauersdorf, University of Kentucky; Joe Salmons, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Fernando Tejedo-Herrero, University of Wisconsin-Madison; Donald Tuten, Emory University


Tags: Computational/Corpus, Contact, Dialectology, Hands-On, Historical/Change, Methods, Sociolinguistics, Statistical, Variation

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