GURT 2022

SAVE THE DATE!

DIALECT CONTACT

March 11-13

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.

Call for Papers coming mid-2021

Organized by Jen Nycz & Victor Fernandez-Mallat