New Ways of Analyzing Variation 30 will be held at North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina, from Thursday, October 11 through Sunday, October 14, 2001. NWAV 30 marks the completion of three decades of NWAV and a time to look ahead. Thus, in addition to the usual array of refereed papers, the conference will feature colloquia showcasing the work of the next wave of NWAV scholars. These colloquia will center around language and ethnicity, sociophonetics, and the multidisciplinary profile of variationist studies.
Special events include a night at the North Carolina State Fair; a book-launching reception; a special performance in spoken word by Shirlette Ammons, an award-winning poetry slammer from Mt. Olive, North Carolina; and a Saturday night banquet honoring a couple of the founders of NWAV, Roger W. Shuy and Ralph W. Fasold.
Abstracts for papers or poster sessions on all topics in variation studies and sociolinguistics are invited. Abstracts of 400 words or less (including bibliography) should be submitted via online submission http://www.ncsu.edu/linguistics/nwavor by June 1, 2001, with notification of acceptance by August 3. Special arrangements for early submissions by international scholars applying for travel grants can by made by contacting Walt Wolfram by . Registration by September 27th will be $100 for faculty and $60 for students; onsite registration will be $125 and $85. The conference will be held at the Brownstone Hotel, located on Hillsborough St. at the eastern edge of the NC State campus. A block of 150 rooms has been reserved for NWAV registrants at a rate of $85 per night (single or double room) plus 12% tax. Reservations at the special conference rate can be made any time prior to September 27th, 2001, at 919-828-0811 (FAX 919-828-2788).