Language Variety in the South: Historical and Contemporary Perspectives (LAVIS III) was held at the University of Alabama in Tuscaloosa April 15-17, 2004.
This web site is a repository for the proceedings of the LAVIS III conference held at The University of Alabama in April 2004, supported by funding from the National Science Foundation. You will find abstracts of the conference presenters, with accompanying audio files of their sessions, handouts and PowerPoint presentations where available. You can search the many abstracts several ways in the links below to find what most interests you.
This web site and the accompanying publication (directly below) are supported by funding from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
A publication (both in print and as an e-book) of a selection of revised and reviewed papers from LAVIS III has also appeared: New Perspectives on Language Variety in the South: Historical and Contemporary Approaches, edited by Michael D. Picone and Catherine Evans Davies, University of Alabama Press, 2015. For more details visit the online listing for the University of Alabama Press and consult the facsimile of the Table of Contents.
Michael D. Picone
Dept. of Modern Languages & Classics
University of Alabama
Catherine Evans Davies