The 6th meeting of the New Ways of Analyzing Variation – Asia Pacific conference will be hosted by the National University of Singapore and held online, from 17-20 February, 2021. We look forward to welcoming you!

Plenary speakers

  • Alan Yu (University of Chicago): “New Ways of Analyzing Individual Variation”
  • Kazuko Matsumoto (University of Tokyo): “Nikkei Brazilians on the move:
    Brazilian Portuguese as an immigrant koine in Japan”
  • Qing Zhang (University of Arizona)

About the conference

NWAV-AP is a unique venue for sharing research on language variation and change in an Asian context. The theme of this year’s conference is “Asia on the move”. We particularly welcome papers that speak to this theme, including studies on language variation and change in relation to transnational migration, urbanization and development, language contact, and language revitalization. As in previous years, NWAV-AP aims to highlight new variationist research on the indigenous languages and contact varieties of the region.

Previous meetings of NWAV-AP have been held at the University of Queensland, National Chung Cheng University, Victoria University of Wellington, the National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, and the University of Delhi. NWAV-AP is a sister conference of the New Ways of Analyzing Variation conference, held annually in North America.

NWAV-AP is proudly associated with the journal Asia-Pacific Language Variation, published by John Benjamins.

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