MSU represented at NWAV 49

For the first time, the New Ways of Analyzing Variation conference is being held online. Hosted by the University of Texas at Austin, NWAV 49 talks are available as pre-recorded videos to registered participants, and live Q&A sessions are happening this week, October 19 – 24, 2021.

MSU will, as always, be pretty well represented! Here’s the list of current and former MSU faculty and students who will be presenting this year:

  • Adam Barnhardt. I didn’t go to college with anyone that country: Age-stratified indexicality of Southern-shifted vowels.
  • Jack Rechsteiner and Betsy Sneller. Non-binary speakers’ use of (ING) across gender-related topics.
  • Denise Troutman. Throwing shade: Signifyin(g) and synchronic change among Ebonics speakers.
  • Mingzhe Zheng. One-ge person or One-wei person: Exploring the use of Mandarin classifier across time.
  • Dennis Preston. Women are hens: A taxonomic exercise in historical gender-based metaphor.
  • Rebecca Roeder. PALM and the low-back merger shift: Evidence from Victoria, BC.
  • Marisa Brook. Language shift in a microcosm: Finnish-English bilingualism, contact, and substrate effects in Sointula, British Columbia.

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