School of Social Sciences

Language Variation and Change in Australia - Melbourne, July 26th 2013

Further information

Registration

Although there is no formal registration, we request that you RSVP by Monday July 22nd to help us organise morning and afternoon tea. Please email us with the subject line "LVC-A RSVP".

 

Program

LVC-A Program [PDF, 273.8 KB]
Updated 8 Jul 2013


Contact

Celeste Rodriguez Louro

We are pleased to announce the first Language Variation and Change in Australia (LVC-A) meeting, which will be held at La Trobe University Franklin Street Campus (in the Melbourne CBD) on July 26th, 2013. The meeting will bring together world-renowned scholars in the field of language variation and change. These researchers all take a quantitative approach to sociolinguistics to examine linguistic and social factors influencing variation in phonetic, morphosyntactic, discourse-pragmatic and lexical features across spoken and signed languages (including a number of English varieties, Australian Sign Language and Spanish).

Details

Organisers

Celeste Rodriguez Louro, University of Western Australia

Catherine Travis, Australian National University

Adam Schembri, La Trobe University

Invited keynote

Sali Tagliamonte, University of Toronto  
A dialect landscape of linguistic change: The view from Canada 
Invited presentations

Alexandra D’Arcy, University of Victoria, Canada 
The absolutely fabulous (recent) history of intensification
Abstract  
 
Gerry Docherty, Griffith University
Sources of variation in the realisation of vowels in West Australian English
 
Trevor Johnston, Macquarie University
Tracking grammaticalization through synchronic contextual variation: FINISH as an aspect marker in Auslan

Abstract 

Celeste Rodriguez Louro, University of Western Australia
Quotation across time: West Australian English then and now
 
Adam Schembri, La Trobe University
Sign languages and sociolinguistic typology (with Trevor Johnston, Jordan Fenlon & Kearsy Cormier)
Abstract  
 
Catherine Travis, Australian National University
Gauging cross-linguistic functional equivalence: Spanish-English subject realisation (with Rena Torres Cacoullos, Penn State University)

Abstract 

James Walker, York University, Canada  
Ethnolects and the mystery of the substrate transfer
 
 
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