& Language Processing Conference (SVLP)
The Inn at Virginia Tech and Skelton Conference Center , Blacksburg, Virginia
We are pleased to announce the call for papers for Sociolinguistic Variation and Language Processing (SVALP), to be held at Virginia Tech, Blacksburg VA, from March 31 - April 2, 2016.
In the tradition of VALP and CIMSA, this conference provides a venue for researchers coming from traditionally distinct fields (including but not limited to sociolinguistics and cognitive science) to share their work on the relationship between socially meaningful linguistic variation and language processing. Any research in this area will be welcome, but we especially invite work that contributes to socially-nuanced and/or cognitively-explicit theory, covers phenomena in sociophonetics and/or sociosyntax, or addresses the non-theoretical applications of this research area (for example, in issues of education, discrimination, etc.).
Abstracts should be no more than 500 words, excluding references, and must be anonymized to omit all information about the author(s). Abstracts will be anonymously reviewed. Abstracts will be considered for both oral and poster presentations. For oral presentations, presenters will have 20 minutes to present and 5 minutes for questions. Poster presentations will be featured in a 2 hour poster session.
Call for papers has closed.
Abstract submissions accepted: October 1 to November 6, 2015
Acceptances/rejections sent: Early January 2016
Program available online: Late January 2016