Methods in Dialectology 15 will be taking place in Groningen, Netherlands, from August 11th to 15th. Lots of U of T faculty members and alumni are going to be involved!
Naomi Nagy (faculty) is giving one of the plenary talks:
"Heritage languages as new dialects."
There will also be presentations by:
J. K. Chambers (faculty):
"Global demise of a venerable change in progress."
Aaron Dinkin (faculty) and colleague Robin Dodsworth (North Carolina State University):
"Gradience, allophony, and the Southern shift trigger."
Sali Tagliamonte (faculty) along with Suzanne Evans Wagner (Michigan State University):
"What makes a panel study work? Researcher and participant in real time."
French professor Anne-José Villeneuve is co-presenting two papers. One is with colleague Philip Comeau (University of Ottawa): "The future in a Continental French dialect: Polarity versus temporal distance." The other is with Nanna Haug Hilton (University of Groningen): "Structural convergence in minority languages in Europe."
Alumnus Wladyslaw Cichocki (Ph.D. 1986, now at the University of New Brunswick) is presenting "Vocalic duration variability in regional varieties of New Brunswick Acadian French" with Yves Perreault and Sid-Ahmed Selouani (Université de Moncton).
Alumni Sheila Embleton (Ph.D. 1981, now at York University) and Eric Wheeler (Ph.D. 1980, now also at York University) are presenting a joint paper with colleage Dorin Uritescu: "A comparison of three digital systems for dialect geography."
Eric Wheeler is also co-presenting "Creating the Chinese online dialect atlas" with Robert Sanders of the University of Auckland.
French Linguistics alumnus David Heap (now at UWO) is presenting "Linguistic Atlas of the Iberian Peninsula: Archival materials and web facsimiles to online cartography."