NWAV48 will be held at the University of Oregon in Eugene, Oregon, USA on Thursday, October 10 – Saturday, October 12, 2019!

With this year’s theme, Forests & Trees, NWAV48 celebrates the language variation and change research community’s simultaneous foci on large-scale generalization and on the local instances of meaning-making through language, while also paying homage to the beauty of the Pacific Northwest.  (We also don’t mind that it invokes the adage “don’t miss the forest for the trees”, which reminds us to not lose sight of our larger theoretical and applied goals despite the naturally fascinating details of our data and methods.)

NWAV48 is made possible through support from many generous sponsors.

Important announcements:

(For up-to-the-minute announcements, please see our Twitter account, @NWAV48, and embedded below!)

NWAV Steering Committee election:  If you are a registered NWAV48 participant, you should have received a ballot to vote in this election. We encourage you to vote! Voting closes Saturday, October 12 at noon Pacific time.

Student award winners announced:  Visit the Student awards & recognition page to see the winners.

Pop-up mentoring:  See the special events page for more information about the LSA Committee on the Status of Women in Linguistics’ Pop-Up Mentoring program, which will take place on Friday & Saturday of the conference.

Program & registration:  The program has been posted. Note that Early registration has now ended.

Schedule: Please note that unlike recent NWAVs, NWAV48 will begin with a full day of conference activities on Thursday morning (October 10th) with a series of workshops, followed by two sessions of talks in the afternoon,  and conclude Saturday night (October 12th) after the annual NWAV party. Please plan your travel accordingly (though note that we will offer an excursion to a local winery on Sunday for those planning to stay in town!). See the program page for more details about the schedule!

Book lodging soon! Please note that NWAV is taking place during a home football game weekend, which means that accommodations will be more limited than usual. We advise you to please book your accommodations early!

Social media: Please use the hashtag #nwav48 when posting about the conference, and to follow conference goings-on!