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Stanford linguists at NWAV 2019

Stanford linguists at NWAV 2019

Oct 11 2019

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.