This weekend, the LICO Research Group at UIC co-hosted with Urbana-Champaign the 43rd annual meeting of New Ways in Analyzing Variation (http://www.nwav43.illinois.edu/
), the largest international conference on sociolinguistics. Many phonemes, morphemes, and processes were analyzed; three Festschrifts and awards were presented (to Shana Poplack, Anna Maria Escobar, and Walt Wolfram).
Special thanks to the following graduate student volunteers and LICO Research Group members who helped make the event a resounding success:
Annalee Tomsicek, LICO Research Assistant and NWAV volunteer organizer
Thanks also to the Departments at UIC who provided financial support:
These included Linguistics, Hispanic and Italian Studies, French, German, Communication, the School, the Humanities Institute and LAS.