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Workshop: Language variation and change (LVC-A4)

Catherine Travis, Evolution

Date: 30 October 2019

When: Tuesday & Wednesday. 10-11 December 2019

Where: 2019 ALS Annual Conference, Macquarie University, Sydney

Organisers: Celeste Rodríguez Louro (UWA), Catherine Travis (ANU), James Walker (LTU)

Registration: Please register via a the Australian Linguistic Society Conference website.

Language Variation and Change – Australia (LVC-A) is a biennial meeting of scholars interested in the study of linguistic variability situated in its social context, presenting the latest language variation and change research currently being conducted in Australia and the region. LVC-A4 will take place over two days, with a focus on sociophonetics on Tuesday 10 December, and papers most closely aligned with the conference theme of ‘Celebrating Diversity’ on Wednesday 11 December.

Download the program for Day 1

Download the program for Day 2

PROGRAM 

Sociophonetics Day 1, Tuesday 10 December
TIME TITLE
11.00-11.30

Accommodation in a cross-dialectal shadowing task
by Ksenia Gnevsheva, Anita Szakay and Sandra Jansen

11.30-12.00

Is glottalisation conditioned by following phonetic environment in AusE?
by Joshua Penney, Felicity Cox and Anita Szakay

12.00-13.00

Lunch

13.00-13.30

Vowel change over the lifespan in Australian English: Sydney speaks forty years on
by Elena Sheard, Catherine Travis and James Grama

13.30-14.00

Age and gender-based patterning of /t/-realisations in Australian English
by Casey Ford and Cara Penry Williams

14.00-14.30

/s/-retraction in the /stɹ/ onsets in Australian English 
by Sean Boylan, Anita Szakay and Felicity Cox

14.30-15.00

Afternoon tea

15.00-15.30

Variability in cross-language and cross-dialect perception: How Irish and Chinese migrants process AusE vowels 
by Chloé Diskin, Debbie Loakes and Josh Clothier

15.30-16.00

The realisation of unstressed KIT vowels in the conversational speech of young people from Perth 
by Gerry Docherty, Paul Foulkes and Simon Gonzalez

16.00-16.30

Just a word: Sound change at the level of the word across dialects
by James Grama, Ksenia Gnevsheva, Jennifer Hay, James Brand, Simon Gonzalez, Debbie Loakes, Gerry Docherty, Elena Sheard, Paul Foulkes, Chloé Diskin, Katie Drager, James Walker and Catherine Travis (Canberra Corpus Collective)

 

 

Celebrating Diversity Day 2, Wednesday 11 December
TIME TITLE
10.30-11.00   Morning tea

11.00-11.30

Keynote: Wellsprings of Linguistic Diversity: Incorporating variation into language documentation
by Nick Evans

11.30-12.00

Language variation and change in Aboriginal Australia: Word-initial engma deletion in Bininj Kunwok
by Alex Marley

12:00-12.30

Language maintenance and change in morphophonology in four Warlpiri communities
by Carmel O'Shannessy, Kirsten Culhane, Siva Kalyan and Emma Brown

12.30-13.30

Lunch

13.30-14:00

Initial observations of voice quality in L1 Aboriginal English: A phonetic analysis
by Debbie Loakes and Adele Gregory

14.00-14.30

Geographic variation in Kriol: The quotative and exemplifier 'lagijat' (like that)
by Greg Dickson

14.30-15.00

Yarnin' the blackfella way: Quotation in urban Aboriginal English
by Celeste Rodriguez Louro and Glenys Collard

15.00-15.30

Afternoon tea

15.30-16.00

The linguistic nature of New Zealand English relative clauses: Semantics and history as the basis for synchronic variation
by Miriam Meyerhoff, Alexandra Birchfield, Elaine Ballard, Catherine Watson and Helen Charters

 16.00-16.30

Social class in Australia: Constructing meaningful groupings for real time vowel analysis
by Ben Purser, Catherine Travis and James Grama

 16.30-17.00

Discussion and closing

 

 

  • Australian Government
  • The University of Queensland
  • Australian National University
  • The University of Melbourne
  • Western Sydney University