40th Northwest Linguistics Conference

Submitted by Vipasha Bansal on
Dr. Amanda Cardoso
Dr. Alexandra D'Arcy

On May 4-5, the department hosted the 40th Northwest Linguistics Conference (NWLC). This is an annual graduate student-run conference in linguistics centered on themes of language in the Northwestern region of North America. This conference is hosted in alternating years by Simon Fraser University, the University of British Columbia, the University of Victoria, and the University of Washington.

Our graduate students put a lot of work into organizing the event, and it was a big success! We had talks by two invited speakers: Dr. Alexandra D’Arcy (University of Victoria) presented “Shaking Loose the Entanglement of Colonial Narratives, Epistemology, and World Englishes, and Why it Matters”, and Dr. Amanda Cardoso (University of British Columbia) presented “Contribution of Individual Variation in Understanding Speech-to-Text Bias and Sound Patterns in Tlingit and ʔayʔajuθəm”. There were also many interesting presentations from graduate and undergraduate students on a variety of topics across linguistic subfields!

More information about the event can be found on the website: https://sites.google.com/uw.edu/nwlc/about

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