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Tuesday, 3 September 2019

Time Event
08:00 — 09:00
09:00 — 09:15 Welcome — conference opens
09:15 — 09:45 Performing “correct” Hebrew: Stylistic variation in reading tasks — Roey Gafter
09:45 — 10:15 Regional or Regionless? Investigating RP with privately educated speakers in the North East and South East — Caitlin Halfacre
10:15 — 10:45 Can you tell by their English if they can speak Welsh? Accent perception in a language contact situation — Robert Mayr, Jonathan Morris & Llian Roberts
10:45 — 11:15 Coffee break
11:15 — 11:45 Evaluating Lexical Frequency Measures for Sociolinguistic Variation — Ruaridh Purse & Meredith Tamminga
11:45 — 12:15 Covariation in Heritage Cantonese in Toronto — Naomi Nagy, Timothy Gadanidis & Joyce Woo
12:15 — 12:45 Language contact situation between Israeli Sign Language and Kfar Qassem Sign Language: A case of code-switching or borrowing? — Marah Jaraisy & Rose Stamp
12:45 — 13:00 How can dictionary data be used to study language variation? — Invited talk by Catherine Sangster, Head of Pronunciations, Oxford English Dictionary, with Gary Leicester & Matthew Moreland
13:00 — 14:30 Lunch and posters
14:30 — 15:00 When intuitions (don’t) fail: Sociosyntax in the analysis of Scots — E Jamieson, Shouchun Chien, Gary Thoms, David Adger, Caroline Heycock & Jennifer Smith
15:00 — 15:30 Variation in the pronominal ditransitive in British English Twitter messages — Jonathan Stevenson
15:30 — 16:00 Patterns of variation in Indonesian Sign Language: A corpus study of negative and interrogative constructions — Nick Palfreyman
16:00 — 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 — 17:00 Sex, fights & invariant tags in adolescent narratives of personal experience — Heike Pichler
17:00 — 17:30‘BE LIKE’ quotatives in other languages: Pragmatic borrowings or independent developments? — Jenny Cheshire & Maria Secova
17.30 — 18.30                                Plenary: Modelling sociolinguistic cognition with existing systems — Kathryn Campbell-Kibler
18:30 — 20:00 Wine Reception, Senior Common Room, QMUL Queen’s Building (sponsored by the journal Ampersand (Elsevier)) 

Wednesday, 4 September 2019

Time Event
09:00 — 09:30 “I just sound Sco[ʔ]ish now!”: The acquisition of social and linguistic constraints on glottal replacement by Polish adolescents in Glasgow — Sadie Ryan
09:30 — 10:00 The fate of the Scottish Vowel Length Rule in contemporary Scottish English — Jane Stuart-Smith, Rachel Macdonald & The Spade Consortium
10:00 — 10:30 Articulatory variation and change in a minority endangered language: An ultrasound study of Scottish Gaelic sonorants — Claire Nance & Sam Kirkham
10:30 – 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 — 11:30 The roles of familiarity and similarity in children’s developing accent awareness — Ella Jeffries
11:30 — 12:00 Acquiring Multicultural London English in West London — Rosie Oxbury & Kathleen McCarthy
12:00 — 12:30 Age-based dynamics of the perception-production link — Annette D’Onofrio
12:30 — 13:00 Age-graded patterns in the realisation of (ing): Expanding the window of analysis into middle and old age — Johanna Mechler & Isabelle Buchstaller
13:00 — 14:30 Lunch and posters
14:30 — 15:00 The Evolution of a Vernacular: Insights into the Motivations for Linguistic Change through Longitudinal Case Study Research — Patricia Cukor-Avila
15:00 — 15:30 Phonetic stability across time: Linguistic enclaves in Switzerland — Andrin Büchler & Adrian Leeman
15:30 — 16:00 The role of identity and mobility in reconciling individual and community change: Insight from a combined panel and trend study — Karen Beaman
16:00 — 16:30 Coffee break
16:30 — 17:00 Examining chain shifts through machine prediction — Christopher Strelluf
17:00 — 17:30 A [ʃ]triking change in Manchester English — George Bailey, Stephen Nichols, Maciej Baranowski & Danielle Turton
17:30 — 18:30 Plenary: Calibrate to innovate: variation and change between childhood and adolescence — Sophie Holmes-Elliott
19:00                                Conference Dinner at Tayyab’s Restaurant, 83-89 Fieldgate Street, Whitechapel, London E1 1JU

Thursday, 5 September 2019

Time Event
09:30 — 10:30 Plenary: Urban contact dialects: A comparative view — Heike Wiese
10:30 — 11:00 Coffee break
11:00 — 11:30 Listener sensitivity to localised accent features using the Geographical Association Test (GAT) — Dominic Watt, Carmen Llamas, Peter French, Almut Braun & Duncan Robertson
11:30 — 12:00 Intersections between race, place, and gender in the production of /s/ — Jeremy Calder & Sharese King
12:00 — 12:30 Ey, wait, wait, Gully! Style, stance and the social meaning of attention signals in East London — Christian Ilbury
12:30 — 14:30 Lunch, posters, and business meeting
14:30 — 15:00 The Effect of Priming on Accent Attitudes: An Investigation of their Affective and Cognitive Bases — Maria Chioti
15:00 — 15:30 Individuals in the crowd: The joint roles of agency and structure in sound change — Betsy Sneller
15:30 — 16:00 Coffee break
16:00 — 16:30 Quantifying potential: Non-canonical word order through a variationist perspective — Mercedes Durham
16:30 — 17:00 Standardization as Sociolinguistic Change — Marie Maegaard
17:00 — 17:30                   Conference closes


“There’s a line and Sheffield is in the North”: Chesterfield teenagers’ perceptions of the North-Midland divide in England. Claire Ashmore
The distribution of the FOOT-STRUT and the BATH-TRAP splits in the East Midlands and their social meaning Natalie Braber & Sandra Jansen
‘They were canny good like’:
Variation and change in the intensifying system of Tyneside teenagers
Joaquin Bueno-Amaro
The moan/mown long-mid vowel merger in East Anglia: Exploring correlations of GOAT and GOOSE variations Kerri-Ann Butcher
The intersection of /t/ glottaling and /t/ deletion in final consonant clustersCarmen Ciancia & Peter Patrick
Using mobile phone data for sociolinguistic research in the 21st century: The mobile phone effect on  /f, θ, ð, s, d, h/ Krestina Christensen, Michaela Hejná & Mette Hjortshøj Sorensen
Representing grammatical similarity in comparative variationist analysis Jason Grafmiller
Perceptions of North East Scottish Speech: a perceptual dialectological study of intra-regional language attitudes. Dawn Leslie
The Effect of Accent on Judgments of Professional Competence Erez Levon, Devyani Sharma, Yang Ye, Amanda Cardoso & Dominic Watt
NURSE vowels in Scottish Standard English – still distinct or merged? Zeyu Li, Ulrike Gut & Ole Schützler
Hæ?: Exploring factors influencing identification and judgements of Norwegian dialects. Alex Mepham & Bronwen Evans
Variation in discourse clicks across age and gender in Glasgow Julia Moreno
Exploring an inverted style-pattern in a peripheral community: Variation, change, and socio-indexical meaning of Anglo-Cornish dialect lexis Rhys Sandow
Defining accent features in urban Northern English vowel systems Patrycja Strycharczuk, Manuel López-Ibáñez, Georgina Brown & Adrian Leemann
Are GOAT and THOUGHT merging in Tyneside English? Multiple methods of analysing a merger-in-progress Jasmine Warburton


The role of sociolinguistic salience in speech production and perception Roy Alderton
The Effect of Precision and Context on Social Perception Andrea Beltrama, Heather Burnett & Stephanie Solt
Dialect Continuity and Change in Sheffield English Johanna Blakey
BATH Variation amongst West Cornwall Schoolchildren: Using perceptions to understand production Holly Dann
A sociolinguistic study of “Galloway Irish”, a lasting dialect of an isolated area of south west Scotland Margie Ferguson
A Phonetic analysis of the which~witch merger in Edinburgh, Scotland Josef Fruehwald, Lauren Hall-Lew, Claire Cowie, Zac Boyd, Mirjam Eiswirth & Zuzana Elliott
English dental fricative substitutions by Swiss L2 learners Christine Graeppi & Adrian Leemann
Linguistic structure and phonetic detail in the development of new varieties: Children’s acquisition of laterals in a London-Bangladeshi community Sam Kirkham & Kathleen McCarthy
An acoustic study of GOOSE-fronting in German-English sequential bilinguals in London, UK Esther de Leeuw, Scott Lewis & Adib Mehrabi
Salience, noticeability and enregisterment of dialect features in Stoke-on-Trent English Chris Montgomery & Hannah Leach
Language Variation and Change in an Italian Community Abroad Margherita Di Salvo
Making identity visible: In search of regional accents in sign languages Adam Schembri & Jordan Fenlon
Indexicality, sociolinguistic awareness, and language change Gareth Roberts & Betsy Sneller
How consistent is the Voicing Effect across English dialects and speakers? James Tanner, Morgan Sonderegger, Jane Stuart-Smith & Spade Data Consortium
The effect of regional variation on speech processing: evidence from an eye-tracking experiment. Gisela Tomé Lourido, Robert Lennon & Bronwen Evans
Sociolinguistic Variation on Second Language Acquisition: the influence of cultural schemata. Gabriela Viana dos Santos & Jean-Pierre Chevrot
Testing hybrid exemplar theory in an accent recognition task Hielke Vriesendorp


Variation and change in lexical productivity across the lifespan: An interdisciplinary investigation of Swabian and standard German Karen Beaman, Harald Baayen & Michael Ramscar
Ripping open the envelope of variation: Stative HAVE (GOT) and auxiliary-/negative-contraction in British English Claire Childs
Lexical set membership in contact varieties of English: the re-organisation of BATH and TRAP in Indian English Claire Cowie
Where trees don’t HAVE branches and chairs don’t HAVE legs: Variation in Irish English possessive constructions Gili Diamant
Dialect variation in dynamic acoustic-articulatory relations Emily Gorman & Sam Kirkham
Regional Variation in Scottish T-glottaling Lauren Hall-Lew, Nina Markl, Brandon Papineau & Matthew Sung
Inferring social meaning from language variation: Liminality and gender Evan Hazenberg
Accents within accents: Voice quality in Merseyside speech Scott Lewis
Social meanings of lazy and standard pronunciations in Cantonese Chang Liu & Yao Yao
Intonational Variation in the speech of Welsh-English bilinguals in north Wales Jonathan Morris
Comparing coronals – a sociophonetic study of /s/ and /t/ in Danish drag queens Nicolai Pharao
Intraspeaker variation in Newcastle English: real-time variation in emerging adulthood Yolandi Ribbens-Klein, Isabelle Buchstaller & Teresa Pratt
Unraveling language-specific features: The case of Gay Sign Variant (GSV) in Israeli Sign Language Rose Stamp, Adi Ben-Israel, Hagit Hel-Or, Shmuel Raz & David Cohn
Stress matters: The effect of stress on change in the KIT vowel in New Zealand English Sarah Tasker
Variation in the Production and Perception of Regional Putonghua in Ningbo, China Hui Zhao