This conference is the first of its kind, bringing together experts on the linguistic structure of Andalusian Spanish from all around the world. We welcome submissions on all areas of linguistic analysis, including (but not limited to) sound change, the perception-production relationship, morpho-syntax, the influence of social factors, urban vs. rural varieties, language policy, and discourse/pragmatics.
The conference will take place from May 24 to 25, 2018.
The Conference will be held at the Institute of Romance Studies in the University of Innsbruck (Austria).
If you're interested in attending, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Hotel Grauer Bär Innsbruck: http://www.grauer-baer.at
(10 pre-reserved rooms for € 88 each night )
6 minute walk to Conference Center
Hotel Best Western Goldener Adler Innsbruck: http://www.goldeneradler.com
(4 pre-reserved rooms @ € 90 each night )
1 minute walk to Conference Center
Hotel Mondschein Innsbruck: https://www.mondschein.at
(4 pre-reserved rooms @ € 72 each night )
3 minute walk to Conference Center
University of Michigan
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University of Michigan
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Lorenzo García-Amaya is a faculty member in Romance Languages and Linguistics at the University of Michigan (USA). He works primarily in the fields of psycholinguistics, language acquisition, and sociophonetics. He is especially interested in issues relating to language change in Jerezano Spanish (his native dialect), and how the features of this variety contrast with those of Cádiz and Seville Spanish.
Jannis Harjus is teaching staff member and post-doctoral researcher in the Institute of Romance Languages and Linguistics at the University of Innsbruck (Austria). His research explores a large range of themes pertaining to Spanish and Portuguese perceptual dialectology and discourse analysis. He has published articles on linguistic landscapes in Jerezano Spanish (Western Andalusia) and on children's attitudes on Andalusian Varieties (Western and Eastern Andalusia). His monograph Sociofonética andaluza y lingüística perceptiva de la variación will be published in March 2018.
Nick Henriksen is a faculty member in Romance Languages and Linguistics at the University of Michigan (USA). His research explores a large range of themes pertaining to the phonetics-phonology interface of the Spanish sound system. He has published articles on variation and sound change in Jerezano Spanish (spoken in Western Andalusia) and Granadino Spanish (spoken in Eastern Andalusia).
Hanna Ruch is a post-doctoral researcher at the University Research Priority Project Language and Space at the University of Zurich (Switzerland). Her research focuses on the emergence, perception, and diffusion of phonetic variation. She has explored ongoing sound change related to /s/-aspiration in Granada and Seville Spanish. More recently, she has been working on dialect contact and phonetic accommodation in Swiss German dialects.