The abstract submission deadline has now passed. The timeline for notification and registration is as follows:

August 1st, 2018: Decisions sent
End of August 2018: Preliminary program available online
August ~ Mid-September 2018: Early-Bird registration
Mid-September ~ October 15th, 2018: Regular registration
October 18th, 2018: Conference begins! (with on-site registration)

The information below is for archival purposes:

Submission Deadline: June 1, 2018, 11:59pm (EDT)

The organizers of NWAV 47, to be held at New York University this October of 2018, invite submissions for presentations (poster and talk) related to the study of language variation. We especially welcome those of a strong fit with this year’s themes: Passing the Torch and Methods & Innovation. We seek to highlight innovative methods and tools, revisit the influential work of retiring scholars, and recognize how they have laid the groundwork for further innovations and advancements in our field.

All abstracts should be submitted using the online submission page. They should be no more than 500 words, confined to 1 page of text. (Bibliography, glossed/transcribed examples, and images are allowed to appear on a second page and do not count toward the word limit.) They must be submitted as PDFs and must be anonymized, both in terms of document content and metadata.

Authors may submit a maximum of two abstracts, only one of which may be sole-authored (as opposed to joint-authored). Abstracts that are exclusively authored by students are especially encouraged and will be considered for the Best Student Abstract Award. A small number of student travel awards will be available for students with accepted abstracts as in previous years; details will be forthcoming.

All submissions will be anonymously reviewed and considered for both presentation formats (poster and talk). There will be 4 parallel talk sessions consisting of a 20min presentation and 5min period for questions, as well as a 2hr poster session providing for free-flow presentation and discussion.

For general questions or information, please consult the official conference website. You can also follow us @nwav47 on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Please direct any questions specifically related to the abstract submission process to