Program: NARNiHS 2020

Official Program for NARNiHS 2020

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North American Research Network in Historical Sociolinguistics
Co-located with the LSA 2020 Annual Meeting – New Orleans

Saturday, 4 January 2020

Language Contact and Multilingualism
Room: Chart C
Chair: Nandi Sims (The Ohio State University)
Time: 9:30 – 11:00 am

9:30 Gijsbert Rutten (Universiteit Leiden), Rik Vosters (Vrije Universiteit Brussel).
Testing Frenchification. A sociolinguistic analysis of French loan morphology in Dutch (17th-18th centuries).

10:00 Ariana Bancu (Northeastern Illinois University), Ella Deaton (University of Washington).
Stability of phonological variation in language contact settings.

10:30 Jenelle Thomas (University of Oxford).
Letters to the governor: Multilingualism and the official letter genre in Spanish Louisiana.

Time: 11:00 – 12:00

NARNiHS Poster Session (together with the LSA Plenary Poster Session)
Room: St. James Ballroom
Time: 12:00 – 1:30 pm

(73) Amani Alageel (University of Arizona/Qassim University).
This coool Insta-celeb’: Stylistic variation and fame on social media.

(74) Daven Hobbs (University of New Mexico).
An evolutionary perspective on the emergence of Middle Indo-Aryan.

(75) Noriko Akimoto Sugimori (Kalamazoo College).
Modern development of Japanese newspaper imperial honorifics and language policies.

[Assigned poster board numbers are found in parentheses before each poster’s author(s). Each poster board will have an identifying number.]

New Insights from New Data
Room: Chart C
Chair: Gijsbert Rutten (Universiteit Leiden)
Time: 1:30 – 3:00 pm

1:30 Hélène Blondeau (University of Florida), Mireille Tremblay (Université de Montréal).
Shooting star vs rising star: Consequence markers on the move in Montreal French.

2:00 Christopher Strelluf (University of Warwick).
The southern origins of Missouri vowels in the Missouri mule industry.

2:30 Jeffrey Edward Davis (The University of Tennessee).
Urban, village, and indigenous signed languages: Historical sociolinguistic considerations.

Time: 3:00 – 3:30

Historical Sociolinguistics: Lineage and Leading Edge
Room: Chart C
Moderator: Mark Richard Lauersdorf (University of Kentucky)
Time: 3:30 – 4:30
Discussants: Alexandra D’Arcy (University of Victoria), Joseph Salmons (University of Wisconsin-Madison), Rik Vosters (Vrije Universiteit Brussel)

NARNiHS General Meeting
Room: Chart C
Time: 4:30 – 5:30


With support for student participation from the Historical Sociolinguistics Research and Training Platform – Research Foundation Flanders (FWO) and Vrije Universiteit Brussel (VUB).
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