4th Cascadia Workshop in Sociolinguistics (CWSL)

Friday May 6, 2022
9:00 AM - 2:30 PM

We are happy to announce that Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia will host the fourth Cascadia Workshop in Sociolinguistics (CWSL) online on May 6, 2022. This student-centred event has the primary aim of bringing together researchers working on sociolinguistic topics of interest in the Pacific Northwest and building community among sociolinguists at institutions in the region.

Date/Time: Friday, May 6, 2022 (9:00 am – 2:30 pm PDT)

Zoom link: https://ubc.zoom.us/j/69879956431?pwd=am9uKzlPMW5QWXBPdk82a2VmbldQZz09

Meeting ID: 698 7995 6431

Passcode: 552941


Time (PDT) Session 1 (Chair: Panos Pappas)
9:00 – 9:15 am Opening Remarks and Land Acknowledgement
9:15 – 9:45 am Exploring phonetic variation and the individual grammar: Sociolinguistics and fieldwork in the context of smaller speech communities
Gloria Mellesmoen (University of British Columbia)
9:45 – 10:15 am Recognition & representation of Cantonese sound change variants in the lexicon
Rachel Soo (University of British Columbia)
10:15 – 10:45 am Evaluating the accuracy of forced alignment across Mandarin varieties
Suyuan Liu, Sijia Zhang, and Márton Sóskuthy (University of British Columbia)
10:45 – 11:15 am Break (30 min)
Session 2 (Chair: Márton Sóskuthy)
11:15 – 11:45 am Uptalk as hitchhiker: Exploring the variable-persona link in a matched-guise study
Kara Becker, Montreal Benesch, Anna Farrar, Gloria Herman, Satchel Petty, and Parker Scarpa (Reed College)
11:45 am – 12:15 pm /s/tylizing the /s/elf: A first look into the concurrent fluidity of gender and language
Montreal Benesch (Reed College)
12:15 – 1:15 pm Lunch Break (1 hour)
Session 3 (Chair: Amanda Cardoso)
1:15 – 1:45 pm Generational change in formant trajectories: The Low-Back-Merger Shift in Longview, Washington
Joey Stanley (University of Georgia)
1:45 – 2:15 pm Exploring Washington’s ties to the Upper Midwest: Monophthongal /oʊ/ among Nordic Americans in Seattle
Julia Swan, Laura Castro, and Nichole Rosten (San José State University)
2:15 – 2:30 pm Closing Remarks