March 10-13, 2022
Confirmed Plenary speakers:
Enam Al-Wer, University of Essex
Daniel Erker, Boston University
Paul Kerswill, University of York
Livia Oushiro, University of Campinas
Abby Walker, Virginia Tech
Dialect contact occurs whenever speakers of mutually intelligible varieties interact. Many kinds of linguists are interested in the outcome of such contact — how it leads people and languages to vary and change, and what such patterns can reveal about language, mind, and society. Dialect contact can thus be approached as an individual-level or a community-level phenomenon; a cognitive process or a social one. GURT 2022 will provide a unique opportunity for the wide range of scholars working on some aspect of dialect contact to come together and share methodologies, findings, theoretical approaches, and avenues for future research.