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INTERSECTIONS • October 22-25, 2015

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The full program (PDF) for NWAV 44 is now available. Or you can view just the abstracts.

Program Highlights

Refereed talks, in four parallel sessions, will run all day Friday and Saturday, and on Sunday until about noon. Three thematic sessions will also be included (Short Vowels in English, Le français en Ontario, Heritage & Diaspora varieties).

All events are taking place on or near the University of Toronto's downtown (St. George) campus. Breakfast will be available at the conference starting around 8am on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. 2-3 beverage/snack breaks will be offered each day.

Thursday, October 22

1:00-3:30,
3:30-5:30

Two sequential sessions of workshops.

5:30

Opening reception

6:30

Crossroads speaker: David Adger

Friday, October 23

8:20

Opening talk: J. K. Chambers

9:05

Crossroads speaker: Benedikt Szmrecsanyi

10:10

Follow-up sessions for Adger and Szmrecsanyi Crossroads talks

1:15

Wikipedia workshop
Workshop on careers outside academia

1:45

Book launch: Making Waves: The Story of Variationist Sociolinguistics by Sali A. Tagliamonte (Wiley-Blackwell)

2:30

Crossroads speaker: Elizabeth Johnson (and follow-up session)

7:00

Plenary poster session with drinks

9:00

Student mixer (at The Pilot in Yorkville)

Saturday, October 24

8:30

Crossroads speaker: Susan Pintzuk (and follow-up session)

2:15

Crossroads speaker: Miriam Meyerhoff (and follow-up session)

6:45

Invited speaker: Shana Poplack

8:00-11:00

NWAV Party with F-Zero and Swamperella

Sunday, October 25

8:30

Business meeting

1:00

• Crossroads Discussant: William Labov
• Announcement of Best Student Paper & Best Student Poster Prizes



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