School of Languages, Linguistics and Film

QMUL at NWAV47

22 October 2018

Once again we had strong representation at NWAV this year (NWAV 47). Returning to his alma mater, Erez Levon delivered the conference's opening plenary: "The systematicity of emergent meaning".

Two other staff presented:

  • David Adger (with Gary Thoms, Caroline Heycock and Jennifer Smith): "Explaining variation with amn’t using the Tolerance Principle"
  • Jonathan Kasstan: "Maintaining style in language death"

And three PhD students gave talks on their work:

  • Karen Beaman: "Variation in the use of the wo-relativizer in Swabian German"
  • Ynda Jas: "Pitch, affect and gender: the interaction of social and physiological factors in the speech of non-binary individuals"
  • Nathan Young: "Multiethnolect moves a round u in style: F3 of /ʉː/ is stylistically and socially stratified in Stockholm Swedish"