LAVIS III Original Conference Program Schedule

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Pre-conference workshops will begin on Wednesday, April 14 at 1:00 p.m.
The last session of the conference will end at 6:30 p.m. on Saturday, April 17.
Use the schedule below to go directly to a section of the program or scroll down to browse the entire program.
Please note that all presentations are 20 minutes with 5 additional minutes for discussion
except the 2 presentations in Session 7a Community Partnership and the last presentation in Session 9,
which are approximately 40 minutes with the remaining time for discussion.

 

 

WEDNESDAY, April 14, 2004: Pre-Conference Workshops:

 

 

• Semiology of a Prehistoric Ceremonial Center , at 1 PM

In keeping both with a focus of LAVIS III on Native American language and culture and with the focus on integration across disciplines, this workshop will acquaint participants with the enigmatic symbolism of the Mississippian culture that flourished near Tuscaloosa around the end of the first millenium A.D. The workshop will be held at Moundville Archeological Park, and will be led by Vernon James Knight of UA's Anthropology Department who is archeological director of the site. Transportation to the park will be provided by LAVIS III/SECOL LXX. Please note that a nominal admission fee will be charged by Moundville Archeological Park.

 

 

 

• Navigating LAGS (Linguistic Atlas of the Gulf States): A Workshop for Users, at 7 PM

This workshop will be held in a state-of-the-art computer facility at the University of Alabama, and will be led by the team of Guy Bailey, Jan Tillery, Claire Andres, Amanda Aguilar, Brooke Ehrhardt, and David Rojas. LAGS was funded by the National Endowment for the Humanities. The goal of the workshop is to extend access to this data both within the community of dialectologists and also among scholars in other disciplines.

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THURSDAY, April 15, 2004:
 

Welcoming Remarks and Plenary Speaker:
8:30-9:20 in Ferguson Theater

Michael Montgomery (University of South Carolina): "The Crucial Century for English in the American South"

 

LAVIS Session 1THR
9:30-11:10
Ferguson Theater

Earlier Englishes of the South

1. Edgar Schneider (Univ. of Regensburg): "Earlier Southern Englishes in Black and White: Corpus-based approaches" (9:30-9:50)

2. Stuart Davis (Indiana University): "Francis Lieber's Americanisms as an Early Source on Southern Speech" (9:55-10:15)

3. Shana Poplack (University of Ottawa), William Labov (University of Pennsylvania), Maciej Baranowski (University of Pennsylvania): "New Light on the Expatriate Southern COmmunity in Brazil" (10:20-10:40)

4. Jan Tillery (UT San Antonio): "The Evolution of Southern American English Grammar" (10:45-11:05)

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LAVIS Session 2aTHR
11:20-1:00
Ferguson Theater

Southern Vowels

 

LAVIS Session 2bTHR
11:20-12:35
Ferguson Forum

Mining the Archives

1. Crawford Feagin (Arlington, Virginia): "A Hundred Years of Sound Change in Alabama" (11:20-11:40)

2. Benjamin Torbert (Duke University and NC State University): "Salience measurements of Southern vowels" (11:45-12:05)

3. Thomas B. Klein (Georgia Southern University): "Divergent processes in Gullah/Geechee: Evidence from sound structure" (12:10-12:30)

4.Brooke Ehrhardt (University of North Texas): "Vowel merger as a snapshot of the history of Southern American English: Conditioned mergers before /r/" (12:35-12:55)

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1. Jeutonne P. Brewer (University of North Carolina at Greensboro, emeritus): "'That how I learnt to shove a pen': The autobiography of Charles B. H. Williams" (11:20-11:40)

2. Connie C. Eble (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill): "From French to English in Louisiana: the Prudhomme family's story" (11:45-12:05)

3. Michael D. Picone (University of Alabama): "Using the Federal Writers' Project Materials for the Documentation of Language in Louisiana"
(12:10-12:30)


SECOL Session 2b (12:35-1:00)
 

Lunch break: 1:00-2:00 Ferguson Food Court

During lunch break, there will be a screening of
North Carolina Language and Life videos on Southern dialects.
Come watch "The Ocracoke Brogue: A Portrait of Hoi Toider Speech" (23 min)
and "Hyde Talk: The Language and Land of Hyde County, NC" (24 min.)
in Ferguson Theater

 

 

LAVIS Session 3aTHR
2:00-3:40
Ferguson Theater
Discourse and Southern English

 

LAVIS Session 3bTHR
2:00-3:40
Ferguson Forum
Black and White Speech: The Complexities of Relationship

1. Catherine Evans Davies (University of Alabama): "Genre, the Individual Voice, and Alabama Storytelling" (2:00-2:20)

2. David Herman (North Carolina State University): "Points, spaces, and places: Functions of gesture in North Carolina storytelling" (2:25-2:45)


3. Judith M. Bean (Texas Woman's University): "'Strong language' in the discourse of two Texas women" (2:50-3:10)


4. Barbara Johnstone (Carnegie Mellon University): "
Imitating Southern Speech : Constraints and Consequences" (3:15-3:35)

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1. Michael Colley (University of Georgia): "The fronting of /u/ among African-Americans: Evidence from LAMSAS data" (2:00-2:20)

2. Amanda Aguilar (University of North Texas): "Present tense marking as a microcosm of Black/White speech relationships: Plural verbal –s and third singular -0 in the South" (2:25-2:45)

3. Valerie Fridland (University of Nevada, Reno): "The spread of the cot/caught merger in the speech of Memphians: An ethnolinguistic marker?" (2:50-3:10)

4. Erik R. Thomas and Jeffrey Reaser (North Carolina State University): "An experiment on cues used for identification of voices as African American or European" (3:15-3:35)

 

LAVIS Session 4aTHR
3:50-5:30
Ferguson Theater
Inside/Outside Perceptions of Southern Dialects

 

LAVIS Session 4bTHR
3:50-5:30
Ferguson Forum
African Diaspora Comparisons

1. Dennis R. Preston (Michigan State University): "That's What I Like about the South" (3:50-4:10)


2. Valerie Fridland and Kathryn Bartlett (University of Nevada, Reno): "What we hear and what it expresses: The perception and meaning of vowel differences among dialects" (4:15-4:35)


3. Lamont Antieau (University of Georgia): "Perceptions of lexical variation in Southern American English: Views from the Rocky Mountain region" (4:40-5:00)

4. Susan Tamasi (University of Georgia): "A cognitive model of Southern speech" (5:05-5:25)


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1. Laura Wright (Cambridge Univ.): "Some early creole-like data from slave speakers: the island of St Helena, 1695- -1711" (3:50-4:10)

2. Gerard Van Herk (University of Ottawa): "Regional variation in 19th-century African American English" (4:15-4:35)

3. Robin Sabino, Mary Stephens Diamond, and Anna Oggs (Auburn University): "A Quantitative Study of Plural Marking in Three Non-Urban African American Language Varieties" (4:40-5:00)

4. Yolanda Rivera Castillo (University of Puerto Rico - Río Piedras): "'Kaba' in Papiamentu: Aspect in a Romance-based Creole and Parallel Structures in English-based Afro-American Varieties" (5:05-5:25)

 

Plenary Speaker
5:40-6:30 in Ferguson Theater

Guy Bailey (University of Texas, San Antonio): "Demography and the Study of Southern American English"

 

 


Blues Entertainment
7:00-10:30 at Jupiter Bar and Grill
1307 University Boulevard, Tuscaloosa, AL 35401
(205) 248-6611 (within walking distance from the UA campus)


Willie King and the Liberators (of the Alabama Blues Project)

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FRIDAY, April 16, 2004:
 


Plenary Speaker
8:30-9:20 in Ferguson Theater

John Lipski (Pennsylvania State University): "Is 'Spanglish' the Third Language of the
South? Truth and Fantasy about U. S. Spanish"


 

LAVIS Session 5FRI
9:30-11:10
Ferguson Theater


English in the Contemporary South

1. William Labov (University of Pennsylvania): " The South Solidifying but Receding" (9:30-9:50)

2. Sylvie Dubois (Louisiana State University) and Barbara Horvath (University of Sydney): "The Persistence of Dialect Features" (9:55-10:15)

3. Joan H. Hall (Chief Editor, DARE) and Luanne von Schneidemesser (Senior Editor, DARE): "The South in DARE Revisited" (10:20-10:40)

4. Thomas E. Nunnally (Auburn University): "Pastor, Pitchman, Politician: Examining variation of Southern States English features among three Georgians according to current theories of language variation" (10:45-11:05)

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LAVIS Session 6aFRI
11:20-1:00
Ferguson Theater

Indigenous Languages

 

LAVIS Session 6bFRI
11:20-1:00
Ferguson Forum

Southern Dialects in Rural and Urban Settings

1. Wallace Chafe (University of California, Santa Barbara): The History and Geography of the Caddo Language (11:20-11:40)

2. Robert Rankin (University of Kansas ): "The Ofo Language of Louisiana: Philological Recovery of Grammar and Typology" (11:45-12:05)


3. George Aaron Broadwell (State University of New York at Albany): "Some Aspects of Verbal Morphology inTimucua and the Gulf Languages" (12:10-12:30)

4. Marcia Haag (University of Oklahoma): "What to leave in, what to leave out: Different concepts of 'word' in Choctaw and Cherokee" (12:35-12:55).

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1. Betsy Barry and Iyabo Osiapem (University of Georgia): "Language variation in the South: A study of Atlanta speech" (11:20-11:40)

2. Bridget L. Anderson (University of Georgia): "A quantitative acoustic approach to /ai/ glide-weakening among Detroit African American and Appalachian White southern migrants" (11:45-12:05)

3. Allison Burkette (University of Mississippi): "Constructing Identity: The Use of Southern Grammatical Features to Create Community Persona" (12:10-12:30)

4. Lisa McNair (Georgia Institute of Technology): "Mill villagers and farmers: Linguistic contact in a Georgia textile mill town" (12:35-12:55)

 

Lunch break: 1:00-2:00: Ferguson Food Court

During lunch break (1:15-1:55), in Ferguson Theater

Alabama Storytelling by Kathryn Tucker Windham of the Alabama Communications Hall of Fame

 

 

LAVIS Session 7aFRI
2:00-3:40
Ferguson Theater

Community Partnership

 

LAVIS Session 7bFRI
2:00-3:40
Ferguson Forum

Language and Dialect in Louisiana


1 & 2.Walt Wolfram, Drew Grimes, and Ryan Rowe (North Carolina State University): "Sociolinguistic Involvement in Community Perspective: Obligation and Opportunity" (2:00-2:40)




3&4. Jack B. Martin (College of William and Mary) and Margaret McKane Mauldin (Muskogee Creek, University of Oklahoma): "Recovering Alabama's Native Literature" (2:50-3:30)

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1. Kevin J. Rottet (Indiana Univ.): "On the demise of the Acadian-style first person plural in Louisiana French" (2:00-2:20)

2. Sylvie Dubois (Louisiana State University): "Whither Cajun French: Language persistence and dialectal upsurges" (2:25-2:45)


3. Tom Klingler (Tulane University): "Beyond Cajun: Towards an Expanded View of Regional French in Louisiana" (2:50-3:10)

4. Felice Coles (Univ. of Mississippi): "The Authenticity of Dialect: Real Isleños Speak Yat, Too" (3:15-3:35)

 

LAVIS Session 8aFRI
3:50-5:30
Ferguson Theater

Quantitative Methodologies

 

LAVIS Session 8bFRI
3:50-5:30
Ferguson Forum

Links to the Caribbean

1. William A. Kretzschmar, Jr. (University of Georgia): "Southern English by the Numbers" (3:50-4:10)


2. John Nerbonne (University of Groningen): "Aggregate variation in the South in LAMSAS" (4:15-4:35)

3. Robert Shackleton (US Congressional Budget Office): "Genetic and Linguistic Distances Among English and American Dialects " (4:40-5:00)

4. David M. Rojas (Indiana University): "Considering the geographical delineation of Cajun English" (5:05-5:25)

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1. Blair A. Rudes (University of North Carolina at Charlotte): "Pre-Columbian links to the Caribbean: Evidence connecting Cusabo to Taino" (3:50-4:10)

2. Albert Valdman (Indiana University): "Toward the reconstruction of Saint-Domingue Creole" (4:15-4:35)

3. Michael Aceto (East Carolina University): "The triangulation of language contact in the Anglophone Atlantic region: West Africa, the West Indies, and South Carolina" (4:40-5:00)

4. John Rickford (Stanford University): " Early African American English and Pidgin/Creole Englishes: Evidence from copula contraction and absence and plural marking" (5:05-5:25)

 

 

Plenary Speaker
5:40-6:30 in Ferguson Theater

Salikoko Mufwene (University of Chicago) "Race, Racialism, and the Study of Language Evolution in America"

 

 

Reception and Entertainment for LAVIS III/SECOL LXX Registrants
7:00-10:00
in the Grand Gallery of the Alabama Museum of Natural History
in Smith Hall

Old-time String Band Music by Flying Jenny

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SATURDAY, April 17, 2004
 

Plenary Speaker
8:30-9:20 in Ferguson Theater

Pamela Munro (UCLA): "American Indian Languages of the Southeast: an Introduction"

 

 

LAVIS Session 9
9:30-11:10
Ferguson Theater

Language in the Schools (K-12)

1. Kirk Hazen (West Virginia University): "Language Variation as an Applicable Resource in Today's Classrooms" (9:30-9:50)

2. Patricia Causey Nichols (San José State University): "Register and Codeswitching in the South: Linguistic Notions for K-12 students" (9:55-10:15)

3&4. WORKSHOP: Walt Wolfram and Jeffrey Reaser (North Carolina State University and Duke University): "Language Awareness in Middle School: An Experimental Program" (10:20-11:00)

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LAVIS Session 10aSAT
11:20-1:00
Ferguson Theater


Southern English and the Public Interest

 

LAVIS Session 10bSAT
11:20-1:00
Ferguson Forum


African American English Issues

K-12 Workshop
11:20-1:00
301 Ferguson



Teachers' Workshop

Videos
11:20-1:00
309 Ferguson

Dialect Videos

1. Ron Butters (Duke University): "Variation in Southern trade names: Regionalisms that one may can own" (11:20-11:40)

2. Bethany Dumas (University of Tennessee): "Voice Identification and Authorship Attribution Issues in the American South" (11:45-12:05)

3. John Baugh (Stanford University): "Linguistic profiling in regional perspective: Perceptions of dialect differences and their social consequences" (12:10-12:30)

4. Boyd Davis, Dena Shenk, and Linda Moore (University of North Carolina at Charlotte) and Ruth Greene (Johnson C. Smith University): "Stylization, aging, and cultural competence: or, why health care in the South needs linguistics" (12:35-12:55)

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1. Sonja L. Lanehart (University of Georgia): "Why We'll Never Get the Black Grammy Awards" (11:20-11:40)

2. Janis Nuckolls (University of Alabama) and Linda Beito (Stillman College): "The Sound Symbolism of Self in Innovative Naming Practices in an African American Community" (11:45-12:05)

3. Christine Mallinson (North Carolina State University) and Becky Childs (University of Georgia): "African American women's language in the Smoky Mountains of Appalachia" (12:10-12:30)

4. Patricia Cukor-Avila (University of North Texas): "Language contact and the acquisition of AAVE: A case study of sociolectal adjustment" (12:35-12:55)

Lucy Pickering,
Jed Dews,
Faizah Sari, Charlotte Pass,
Leigh Smith,
Louel Gibbons (University of Alabama)

"Approaching Grammar in the Language Arts Curriculum"
This workshop integrates principles from linguistic theory with structural approaches to grammar in order to give teachers and prospective teachers a framework within which to understand the systems underlying the structure of English. The agenda includes a focus on the expectations of grammatical usage in different contexts and an understanding of how to apply this knowledge in a pedagogical setting. In this workshop, teachers will be given the opportunity to gain new approaches to teaching English grammar, literature, and other content areas.

North Carolina Language and Life Videos:

"Mountain Talk" (60 min.)

"Indian By Birth: The Lumbee Dialect" (28 min.)
 

Lunch break: 1:00-2:00 Ferguson Food Court


During lunch break, there will be a screening of the
North Carolina Language and Life video "The Ocracoke Brogue: A Portrait
of Hoi Toider Speech" (23 min.) and a demonstration of the Indiana
University Creole Institute CD-ROM "Discovering Cajun French through
the Spoken Word" (20 min.)
in Ferguson Theater

 

 

LAVIS Session 11aSAT
2:00-3:40
Ferguson Theater

Language and the Arts in the South

 

LAVIS Session 11bSAT
2:00-3:40
Ferguson Forum

Latino Language Issues

 

Videos
2:00-3:40
309 Ferguson

Dialect Videos

1. Rachel Shuttlesworth (The University of Alabama): "Southern American English in literature and films: Dialect distortion and some foundations of negative stereotypes" (2:00-2:20)

2. Tony Bolden (The University of Alabama): "Got my mojo workin: Blues theory and practice: A critical analysis of guitarist Willie King live at Betty's Place" (2:25-2:45)

3. Barry Jean Ancelet (University of Louisiana at Lafayette) on Cajun music and language revival (2:50-3:10)

4. Lisa Cohen Minnick (Georgia Institute of Technology): "Performing Southernness: Dialectal representations and Southern linguistic identity" (3:15-3:35)

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1. Carlos Martin Vélez-Salas, Belinda Schouten-Treviño, Norma Cárdenas, and Robert Bayley (University of Texas at San Antonio): "Puerto Rican Spanish in South Texas: variation in subject personal pronouns" (2:00-2:20)

2. Patricia M. Lestrade (Mississippi State University): "Hispanic language use, language acquisition, and social integration in NE Mississippi" (2:25-2:45)

3. Kristi Hislope and Mariana Pomphile (North Georgia College & State University): "Hispanic cultural and language issues in rural Georgia schools" (2:50-3:10)

4. Ellen Johnson (Berry College): "Can Southerners Learn Spanish?" (3:15-3:35)

North Carolina Language and Life Videos:

"Mountain Talk" (60 min.)

"Hyde Talk: The Language and Land of Hyde County, NC" (24 min.)



 

 

 

LAVIS Session 12SAT
3:50-5:30
Ferguson Theater

New Approaches

K-12 Workshop
3:50-5:30
301 Ferguson


Teacher's Workshop

Videos
3:50-5:30
309 Ferguson

Dialect Videos

1. Natalie Schilling-Estes (Georgetown University): "Blurring ethnolinguistic boundaries: The use of 'others'' varieties in the sociolinguistic interview" (3:50-4:10)

2. Cynthia Bernstein (University of Memphis): "The Representation of Jewish English in the Southern United States" (4:15-4:35)

3. Anita Puckett (Virginia Tech): "Kinship talk and the construction of identity in the Upper South" (4:40-5:00)

4. Robert Bayley (University of Texas, San Antonio) and Ceil Lucas (Gallaudet University): "Language variation in the South: The case of American Sign Language in Louisiana" (5:05-5:25)

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John Petrovic (University of Alabama),
Miguel Mantero (University of Alabama),
Frannie James (Tuscaloosa County Schools), and Josie Prado (Tuscaloosa City Schools): "Program Models and Strategies for Working with Language Minority Students in Mainstream and ESL Classes"

This workshop will provide a brief overview of the variety of program models to serve language minority students in schools, the
effectiveness research on each, and some of the theoretical underpinnings of the more effective program models. The majority of the
session will be dedicated to familiarizing teachers with some basic strategies to make academic input comprehensible for language minority students in the classroom.
 
 

Plenary Speaker and Closing Remarks
5:40-6:30 in Ferguson Theater

Walt Wolfram (North Carolina State University):"Perspectives on LAVIS III"

 

 

 

Saturday Night Suggestions:

  • Dance Alabama! 7:30 p.m.

 

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Michael D. Picone
Dept. of Modern Languages & Classics
University of Alabama
picone@ua.edu


Catherine Evans Davies
Dept. of English
University of Alabama
cdavies@bama.ua.edu

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