NWAV-Asia/Pacific 2 in Tokyo

James N. Stanford James.N.Stanford at Dartmouth.edu
Wed Jan 11 19:39:33 UTC 2012

Apologies for cross-posting.
NWAV ASIA-PACIFIC 2 (the 2nd annual meeting of New Ways of Analyzing Variation  
and Change in the Asia-Pacific Region) will be held on August 1st-4th, 2012, in  
Tokyo, Japan. NWAV-AP2 will be hosted by the National Institute for Japanese Language  
and Linguistics (NINJAL).
While the Western study of sociolinguistic variation and change emerged in the  
mid 1960s, highly quantitative work on variation and change has existed in Japan  
since 1930. The methodological and analytical approach used in the early research  
of Japanese dialectology had its roots in the particular socio-historical context  
of the region and established its own unique foundations. Meeting in Tokyo in  
2012 allows NWAV ASIA-PACIFIC to highlight and re-acknowledge the long and rich  
history of research on language variation and change in this region, which has  
often been overlooked in the field of sociolinguistics. The conference will also  
continue the tradition established at NWAV-AP1 of showcasing the innovative, descriptive,  
philological, historical, and socially informed research being conducted by emerging  
and established scholars in some of the world's most fertile arenas of language  
and dialect contact.
The first meeting of NWAV ASIA-PACIFIC was held at the University of Delhi, India  
in February 2011. The conference involved many international scholars and valuable  
cross-cultural exchanges of research ideas and experiences. For further information  
about the first meeting of the conference series, please see the following site: http://nwavap.du.ac.in/.
NWAV ASIA-PACIFIC 2 welcomes submissions for papers and posters on all scientific  
approaches to analyzing and interpreting language variation and change across  
the Asia-Pacific region, including real-time/apparent-time language change,dialect  
variation and change, speech communities, multilingualism, urbanization and migration,  
sociophonetics, style-shifting, language/dialect contact, variation in minority  
languages, variation in acquisition, perceptual dialectology, and other topics  
that enrich our understandings of the region and the languages.
Abstract Submission Deadline: Friday, March 9th, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. (Japanese  
Standard Time)
Our abstract submission site is open:
Please direct all inquiries to nwavap02 at gmail.com.
An author may submit at most one single-authored and one co-authored abstract.  
In the case of joint authorship, one address should be designated for official  
communication with NWAV ASIA-PACIFIC. Paper presentations will be given 20 minutes  
each, with a 5-minute question-and-answer period. Posters will be presented on  
the evening of Friday, August 3rd, in connection with a reception. Posters are  
typically a good format for presentations where visual display of tables, graphs,  
maps, etc. is particularly important.
NWAV ASIA-PACIFIC 2 Organizing Committee:
Yoshiyuki Asahi, Chair, NINJAL, Japan
Kuniyoshi Kataoka, Aichi University, Japan
Kenjiro Matsuda, Kobe Shoin University, Japan
Takuichiro Onishi, NINJAL, Japan
Ichiro Ota, Kagoshima University, Japan
Shoji Takano, Hokusei Gakuen University, Japan
Shoichi Yokoyama, NINJAL, Japan
Sakiko Kajino, Georgetown University, USA
NWAV-AP Steering Committee:
Shobha Satyanath, University of Delhi, India
James N. Stanford, Dartmouth College, USA
Victoria Rau, National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi, Taiwan
Miriam Meyerhoff, University of Auckland, New Zealand
Yoshiyuki Asahi, National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Japan
nwavap02 at gmail.com

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