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September 2013

CMU, Pitt To Host New Ways of Analyzing Variation Linguistic Conference

On Oct. 17-20, Carnegie Mellon and Pitt are jointly hosting the annual conference on New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV). This gathering, now in its 42nd year, is the major North American gathering of linguists interested in variation within languages, language varieties, and individual speakers' repertoires. Carnegie Mellon sponsors are the Departments of English, Modern Languages, and Philosophy, the Language Technologies Institute, and the Center for African-American Urban Studies and the Economy (CAUSE).

The conference will include a Professional Development Workshop for educators entitled "What Educators Need to Know About Youth Language and Identities." The workshop will be held on Saturday, October 19, and educators will be able to receive Act 48 Continuing Education credit for attending it. Information about registering can be found at

In addition, there will be a Round Table discussion about the role of African American English in the George Zimmerman trial for the killing of Trayvon Martin. This Round Table is open to the public and will take place from 12:00 – 1:30 p.m. on Saturday, October 19 in McConomy Auditorium in the Carnegie Mellon University Center.

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