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Experimental Approaches to Perception and Production of Language Variation (ExAPP2010)

Second Call for Papers

Experimental Approaches to Perception and Production of Language Variation (ExAPP2010)

Groningen, Netherlands, 11-12 November 2010



Empirical approaches to the study of language variation and change can benefit largely from the accompaniment of systematic  manipulation of variables in the research setting. The goal of ExAPP2010 is to gather scholars employing experimental methods to investigate linguistic variation. We welcome abstracts for posters and papers that cover aspects of variation on all linguistic levels, and the perception as well as the production thereof. These include, but are not limited to, the following topics:

· Perception of variation
· Production of variation
· Social meaning of linguistic features
· Language attitudes
· (Mutual) intelligibility
· Innovative methodologies

Talks are 20 minutes in length, followed by 10 minutes for discussion. Abstracts should be approximately 300 words (excluding references) and may be submitted using EasyAbstracts provided by LinguistList (http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/ExAPP2010). Posters will be displayed throughout one day, and there will be a dedicated poster session.

The following plenary speakers have kindly accepted an invitation:

Raphael Berthele (Fribourg)
Quasi-experiments across languages: Investigations into multilinguals' capacities to understand genetically related languages

Kathryn Campbell-Kibler (Ohio State)
Implicit sociolinguistic cognition

Marianne Gullberg (Lund and MPI Nijmegen)
Title t.b.a

Mark Liberman (UPenn)
Title t.b.a

Nancy Niedzielski (Rice)
Dialect perception: Where production, perception, and variation meet

Important dates:

15 March 2010: Deadline of Abstract Submission
15 April 2010: Notification of Acceptance
15 April - 30 June 2010: Early Bird Registration
1 July - 30 September: Normal Registration
11 - 12 November 2010: Conference

A publication of selected papers is planned.

Please visit our website at www.rug.nl/let/exapp2010 for more
information. If you have any inquiries, please contact us at

Organisational team:

· Charlotte Gooskens
· Nanna Haug Hilton
· Alexandra Lenz
· Anja Schüppert

Anja Schüppert
Rijksuniversiteit Groningen
CLCG, Skandinavistiek
Postbus 716
9700 AS Groningen
The Netherlands