Conference: North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistics

Event Date/Time: 
Friday, July 21, 2017 - 7:00pm to Sunday, July 23, 2017 - 7:00pm
Event Details: 

This free event is the inaugural public meeting of the North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistics (NARNiHS). It is intended to maximize exposure to high-level current work in the field of historical sociolinguistics, provide hands-on experience in selected tools and methods in the field, build the professional network, and situate the field within the broader landscape of general linguistics. The conference is free and open to all interested parties.

The event will highlight the field of historical sociolinguistics through a combination of:

  • traditional 30-minute conference presentations reporting on cutting-edge research in the field (20 minutes, plus 10 minutes Q&A);
  • digital poster presentations and software demonstrations of new research tools and methods;
  • workshops providing opportunity for guided, hands-on work with selected digital research tools and methods for historical sociolinguistic research.

See the Call for Proposals:

The conference will open with a keynote session by Stephan Elspaß of the Universität Salzburg, a leading figure in the field and co-founder of our European-based sister organization, the Historical Sociolinguistics Network (HiSoN).

Provisional conference schedule:

Friday evening (21 July 2017)
7:00-9:00 pm opening keynote presentation

Saturday and Sunday (22-23 July 2017 – identical schedule both days)
9:00-10:30 papers (3 30-minute slots)
10:30-11:00 coffee and networking break
11:00-12:00 papers (2 30-minute slots)
12:00-1:30 networking lunch
1:30-4:00 hands-on workshop (1 per day)
4:00-6:00 poster/software session | coffee and networking break
6:00-7:00 papers (2 30-minute slots)

Be sure to attend our Saturday evening NARNiHS information session and open social event (details forthcoming).