Strong Stanford representation (as always) at this year's New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV48) conference, which will take place this weekend in Eugene, Oregon, from October 10-12. Our current linguists and alumni include:
- Renée Blake (Ph.D. '97) presenting a plenary talk titled "'When black people laugh they scatter': Embodied communication and social perception"
- Devyani Sharma (Ph.D. '03) presenting a plenary talk titled "Style in real time: Activation, control, and change"
- Kate Lindsey (Ph.D. '19) co-hosting a workshop "Variation off the beaten track: Expanding our understanding of social structures"
- Rebecca Starr (Ph.D. '12) presenting "Variation in the production of Javanese by multilingual children in Indonesia" and "The NEXT-TEXT split in Singapore English: Comparing self-report and speech production"
- Annette D'Onofrio (Ph.D. '16) and Penny Eckert presenting "Experimental evidence for iconicity in variation"
- Lewis Esposito and Emily Lake presenting "How far do Pacific Northwest features spread? Evidence of prevelar raising/fronting across California"
- Lewis Esposito and Robert Xu presenting "Affect and iconicity: Crosslinguistic similarities in the meaning of final syllable lengthening"
- Isaac Bleaman (B.A. '12) presenting "Linguistic prescriptivism, social conservatism, and phonetic drift in language maintenance communities"
- Jeremy Calder (Ph.D. '17) and Sharese King (Ph.D. '18) presenting "Race, place, and gender in the production of /s/"
- Sharese King (Ph.D. '18) presenting "Placing race: Constructing African American identity via vocalic variation"
- Chantal Gratton presenting "Vowel space peripherality as a sociolinguistic variable"
- Emily Lake and Teresa Pratt (Ph.D. '18) presenting "Stylistic curation: The use of place-based linguistic features in the construction of a personal brand"
- Lauren Hall-Lew (Ph.D. '09) presenting "Breksit or Bregzit: When political ideology drives language ideology" with colleagues Julian Shen, Graeme Trousdale, and Yihua Zhang and "Hooked on Celebri[ɾ]y’: Intervocalic /t/ in the Speech and Song of Nina Nesbitt" with colleague Brandon Papineau
- Lily Clifford presenting poster "Late Acquisition of Gendered Phonetics: Voice Feminization in Transgender Women"
- Christian Brickhouse presenting poster "Diachronic change in formant dynamics of California low back vowels: an improved analysis method using the Discrete Cosine Transform"
Full program can be found on this link.