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Abralin ao Vivo recorded: Language variation and change, Australia ao Vivo!

Catherine Travis, Outreach

Date: 8 July 2020

Abralin ao Vivo recorded session: Language variation and change, Australia ao Vivo!

Presenters: Celeste Rodriguez Louro, Catherine Travis, James Walker, Gerry Docherty and John Mansfield


Variationist sociolinguistic research in Australia has grown rapidly and fruitfully in the last decade. Because of Australia’s unique geographic, historical, cultural and social configuration, Australia-based sociolinguists have uncovered a range of unique perspectives that we will share in this panel. These include how language change has taken place in major multi-ethnic urban centres like Sydney, what sociolinguistic patterns are salient in Australian Indigenous communities, and how cross-cultural collaboration and Indigenous leadership has allowed us to expand our variationist toolkit. The panel will also reflect on what the next decade will bring for variationist sociolinguistics down under.

Abralin ao Vivo - Linguists Online is an initiative of Abralin - Associação Brasileira de Linguística in cooperation with several linguistics associations

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