The deadline for abstract submissions has now been closed.


The 6th meeting of the New Ways of Analyzing Variation – Asia Pacific conference invites submissions of abstracts for papers to be delivered virtually in an online conference to be held on 17-20 February, 2021. 

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


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Abstracts should be submitted by 15 September 2020, 11:59 PM UTC-12 time (AoE). Please submit files as anonymous pdfs, with a maximum of 350 words, excluding title and references. Authors may submit multiple abstracts; authors with papers already accepted during the first round of submissions are invited to submit additional work. 

All presentations will consist of 20-minute pre-recorded talks, followed by a 10-minute live Q&A session. Timing accommodations will be made, where possible, for authors presenting remotely from other regions of the world.

Please note that this is a call for additional papers following the rescheduling of the conference to 2021 due to Covid-19; authors with presentations already accepted to the conference do not need to resubmit their abstracts.

For more information, please visit our website at, or contact the organizing committee at Do also follow us on Twitter @nwavap6 for news and updates.