NYU is strongly represented at the New Ways of Analyzing Variance (NWAV) conference held at the University of Oregon on October 10-12, 2019! Current members (noted with *) and alumni presenting at the conference include:
Plenary Address: "'When black people laugh they scatter’: Embodied communication and social perception."
Kara Becker (Reed College; NYU PhD 2010) and Cecilia Bahls
"The Low-Back-Merger Shift in Port Townsend, Washington"
Isaac Bleaman (UC Berkeley; NYU PhD 2018)
"Linguistic prescriptivism, social conservatism, and phonetic drift in language maintenance communities"
Alicia Chatten*, Jailyn Pena*, Kimberley Baxter*, Erwanne Mas, Guy Tabachnick*, Daniel Duncan (Newcastle University; NYU PhD 2018), Laurel MacKenzie*
“I’ve always spoke(n) like this, you see”: Participle leveling in three corpora of English.
Daniel Erker (Boston University; NYU PhD 2012)
"Is lexical frequency overrated?"
"An acoustic study of stylistic and contact-induced variability in Uruguayan Spanish"
Bill Haddican (Queens College; NYU PhD), Cece Cutler (Lehman College; NYU PhD), Alessa Farinella, and Tzu Zhu
"The arrival of back vowel fronting in New York City English"
Nicole Holliday (Pomona College; NYU PhD 2016)
"'Sounding black' vs. 'talking black'?: Racial identity performance at different levels of variation"
Erez Levon (Queen Mary University of London; NYU PhD 2007), Yang Ye, Devyani Sharma, and Amanda Cardoso
"Real-time evaluations of British accents: The effect of social and psychological factors on judgements of professional competence"
Natalie Povilonis* and Gregory Guy*
"Deconstructing ‘standard’ in a minority language: Variation in Chanka Quechua"