[Tibeto-burman-linguistics] NWAV-AP4

James Stanford stanfo23 at gmail.com
Sun Sep 13 19:23:10 UTC 2015

New Ways of Analyzing Variation Asia-Pacific 4 (NWAV AP4)
National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan, April 22-24, 2016

We are pleased to announce the fourth meeting of the NWAV ASIA-PACIFIC
conference series (NWAV AP 4) will be held April 22-24 2016, in Chiayi,
Taiwan. NWAV AP 4 will be hosted by the Institute of Linguistics at
National Chung Cheng University with the theme "Interface between
sociolinguistics and psycholinguistics."

Plenary speakers:
William Labov, University of Pennsylvania, USA
Gillian Sankoff, University of Pennsylvania, USA
James Myers, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan

Invited workshop presenters:
Dennis Preston, Oklahoma State University, USA
Miriam Meyerhoff, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
Daming Xu, University of Macau, China, and Jingwei Zhang, Nanjing
University, China
Victoria Rau, National Chung Cheng University, Taiwan

Important dates:
Abstract submission deadline: 15 November 2015
Notice of Submission Acceptance: 15 December 2015
Early bird registration deadline: 31 January 2016
Registration deadline: 28 February 2016

About the Conference Series
NWAV ASIA-PACIFIC endeavors to bring together research that is firmly based
on empirical data with an emphasis on the quantitative analysis of
variation and change. Its priorities are to promote and showcase research
on (1) the indigenous languages of the Asia-Pacific region, and (2)
restructured or contact varieties that have emerged in the Asia-Pacific

NWAV AP 4 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 its indigenous languages.

At the first meeting of the conference, NWAV AP established a tradition 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. This conference series has also led to the creation of a new
peer-reviewed journal, *Asia-Pacific Language Variation* (Benjamins).

We look forward to welcoming you to Chiayi, Taiwan in 2016!
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