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Language variation and change (LVC-A3)- Pre-ALS workshop, Monday 4 December

Catherine Travis, Evolution, Janet Fletcher, Processing

Date: 9 November 2017

Organised by Catherine Travis (ANU), James Walker (LTU) and Celeste Rodríguez Louro (UWA)

Please register via a the ALS conference website. Note that one-day registration is possible for those who only want to attend LVC-A3. 


Program and abstracts:

All sessions to be held in: Holme 2, Sydney University

9.00-9.30 Sociophonetic variation in the prevalence of creaky phonation in the speech of young adults from two capital cities in Australia, Katherine Dallaston, Gerard Docherty (Griffith)

9.30-10.00 Voice Onset Time in Australian English speakers with Lebanese heritage, Josh Clothier, Janet Fletcher, Debbie Loakes (UMelb)

10.00-10.30 Coming ‘home’: Reacquisition of New Zealand English by expatriate children, Bianca Vowell (VUW)

10:30-11:00 Morning Tea

11:00-11:30 Age estimation in foreign-accented speech by first and second language speakers,Ksenia Gnevsheva (ANU) and Daniel Bürkle (Univ. of Central Lancashire)

11:30-12:00 A sociolinguistic investigation of the adoption of Australian English by the Irish migrant community, Chloé Diskin, Debbie Loakes, Ben Volchok (UMelb)

12:00-12:30 The reflexive particle in Kriol: Variants and their distribution across eight remote communities, Greg Dickson (UQ)

12:30-1:30 Lunch

1:30-2:00 Big p, Small n: An existential question, James Walker (LTU)

2:00-2:30 Structural priming as a window into grammar: The Chilean second-person singular, Matthew Callaghan (ANU)

2:30-3:00 General Extenders over time in Sydney English: From or something to and stuff, Catherine Travis, Simón González, James Grama (ANU)

3:00-3:30 Afternoon tea


ALS Anniversary events begin at 4:30pm with a plenary by Mary Laughren, followed by a reception from 6:00-8:00pm.

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