Final Call for Papers: NWAV-Asia/Pacific 2

James Stanford stanfo23 at GMAIL.COM
Tue Mar 6 20:29:51 UTC 2012

Final Call for Papers: NWAV-Asia/Pacific 2

Call Deadline: 09-Mar-2012

[Apologies for multiple postings]

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 9, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. (Japanese
Standard Time)

Our abstract submission site:**socioling/nwavap02/abstract-**submission.html<>

Please direct all inquiries to

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 3, in connection
with a reception. Posters are typically a good format for presentations
where visual display of tables, graphs, maps, etc. is particularly

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
1-4, 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:

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 Asia-Pacific 2 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,


James N. Stanford
Assistant Professor of Linguistics & Cognitive Science
Dartmouth College
305 Reed Hall, HB 6220
Hanover, NH 03755

e-mail: James.N.Stanford at

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