NYU Linguistics hosted the 47th annual New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) conference October 18–21. NWAV 47 was attended by over 300 scholars and students of sociolinguistics from around the world, and featured plenary talks by John Rickford (Stanford) and department alum Erez Levon (Queen Mary University, London). The local NYU organizing committee was chaired by Renée Blake, Gregory Guy, and Laurel MacKenzie, and consisted of doctoral students Kimberley Baxter, Isaac Bleaman, Alicia Chatten, Dan Duncan, Maddie Gilbert, Zack Jaggers, Becky Laturnus, Naomi Lee, Kate Mooney, Alicia Parrish, Jailyn Pena, Sarah Phillips, Natalie Polivonis de Vilchez, Mary Robinson, Allison Shapp, and Ildi Szabo. A number of graduate and undergraduate student volunteers also ensured that the conference was a success.
NYU Linguistics students, faculty, alumni, and friends with talks, posters, or workshop contributions included Aria Adli, Philipp Angermeyer, Vishal Arvindam, Kara Becker, Ronald Beline Mendes, Isaac Bleaman, Dom Bouavichith, Ailis Cournane, Cece Cutler, Lisa Davidson, Paul de Decker, Daniel Erker, Greory Guy, Bill Haddican, Sarah Loriato, Jennifer Nycz, Rafael Orozco, Livia Oushiro, Mary Robinson, Cara Shousterman, Gary Thoms, and Amy Wong.