The University of Texas at Austin is hosting the 49th meeting of New Ways of Analyzing Variation as a virtual conference. This year's theme is


Diversity in Variation


Through talks and workshops, we plan to highlight communities, research questions, and methods that reflect the full diversity of language variation studies.

Our plenary speakers are



Their work advances the field in non-traditional ways. - Although submissions may address any and all areas of language variation and change, for NWAV 49 we particularly welcome proposals which highlight:


  • Variation in less studied communities

  • Computational sociolinguistics

  • Methodological innovation

  • Combination of multiple methods

Updated timeline for 2021


  • Call for Papers published: 25 January

  • Submissions open: 15 February

  • Deadline for submissions: 15 May

  • Notifications of acceptance by: 15 July

  • Conference: 19-24 October


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Austin, TX (2019)