For the first time, the New Ways of Analyzing Variation conference is being held online. Hosted by the University of Texas at Austin, NWAV 49 talks are available as pre-recorded videos to registered participants, and live Q&A sessions are happening this week, October 19 – 24, 2021.
MSU will, as always, be pretty well represented! Here’s the list of current and former MSU faculty and students who will be presenting this year:
- Adam Barnhardt. I didn’t go to college with anyone that country: Age-stratified indexicality of Southern-shifted vowels.
- Jack Rechsteiner and Betsy Sneller. Non-binary speakers’ use of (ING) across gender-related topics.
- Denise Troutman. Throwing shade: Signifyin(g) and synchronic change among Ebonics speakers.
- Mingzhe Zheng. One-ge person or One-wei person: Exploring the use of Mandarin classifier across time.
- Dennis Preston. Women are hens: A taxonomic exercise in historical gender-based metaphor.
- Rebecca Roeder. PALM and the low-back merger shift: Evidence from Victoria, BC.
- Marisa Brook. Language shift in a microcosm: Finnish-English bilingualism, contact, and substrate effects in Sointula, British Columbia.