• New Ways of Analyzing Variation 45

    Pachan̓tsut | Spreading Roots | November 3–6, 2016

    Vancouver sits in the heart of the Pacific Northwest rainforest, founded on the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. From its establishment, and especially over the last two decades, Vancouver has grown by embracing immigrants from a wide range of countries, who formed vibrant communities of their own. Like the plants of the rainforest that surrounds them, Vancouver’s communities remain strong by spreading their roots in the sociolinguistic ecosystem of the city.

    In the process, they come into contact, collaborate, compete, and give shape to a region that is the site of rich cultural and linguistic variation, historically and currently. Co-hosted by Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria, NWAV 45 highlighted the ways in which communities and individuals shape their identities through language variation and change.

    SFU | UVic

  • New Ways of Analyzing Variation 45

    Pachan̓tsut | Spreading Roots | November 3–6, 2016

    Vancouver sits in the heart of the Pacific Northwest rainforest, founded on the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. From its establishment, and especially over the last two decades, Vancouver has grown by embracing immigrants from a wide range of countries, who formed vibrant communities of their own. Like the plants of the rainforest that surrounds them, Vancouver’s communities remain strong by spreading their roots in the sociolinguistic ecosystem of the city.

    In the process, they come into contact, collaborate, compete, and give shape to a region that is the site of rich cultural and linguistic variation, historically and currently. Co-hosted by Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria, NWAV 45 highlighted the ways in which communities and individuals shape their identities through language variation and change.

    SFU | UVic

  • New Ways of Analyzing Variation 45

    Pachan̓tsut | Spreading Roots | November 3–6, 2016

    Vancouver sits in the heart of the Pacific Northwest rainforest, founded on the traditional territories of the Musqueam, Squamish, and Tsleil-Waututh First Nations. From its establishment, and especially over the last two decades, Vancouver has grown by embracing immigrants from a wide range of countries, who formed vibrant communities of their own. Like the plants of the rainforest that surrounds them, Vancouver’s communities remain strong by spreading their roots in the sociolinguistic ecosystem of the city.

    In the process, they come into contact, collaborate, compete, and give shape to a region that is the site of rich cultural and linguistic variation, historically and currently. Co-hosted by Simon Fraser University and the University of Victoria, NWAV 45 highlighted the ways in which communities and individuals shape their identities through language variation and change.

    SFU | UVic

Invited Speakers

  • Karen Corrigan, Newcastle University
  • Anthony J. Naro, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro and Marta Scherre, Universidade Federal do Espírito Santo and Universidade de Brasília
  • Walt Wolfram, North Carolina State University

There was also a Roundtable on Indigenous Languages which considered sociolinguistic implications, revitalization, maintenance, and impact for speech language pathology and other applied fields. For more information, see the Invited Speakers page.

Contact

Venue

NWAV 45 took place at SFU Harbour Centre, built in 1989. It is situated in the heart of Vancouver’s downtown, with spectacular views of the North Shore mountains. Harbour Centre is conveniently located near the airport metro station (Canada Line), dozens of hotels and restaurants, and Vancouver’s historic Gastown.

Calendar

  • Early (online) registration period: September 3 – October 3, 2016
  • Deadline for short abstracts and revised long abstracts: September 15, 2016
  • Refund for registration fees deadline: October 1, 2016

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