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UK Language Variation and Change conference 9 (UKLVC)

Monday 2nd – Wednesday 4th September 2013

UK Language Variation and Change is a biennial conference series which provides a regular forum in Britain for the presentation and discussion of recent international research in variation and change and sociolinguistics at all levels of linguistic structure (phonetics, phonology, morphology, syntax, discourse).

Presentations at UKLVC9 will promote further understanding of both theory and method within the field and to disseminate new research findings. The ninth conference in this series also aims to identify current and emerging interdisciplinary trends within variationist sociolinguistics, a field which has been established for over forty years. An additional aim is to promote the work of new researchers within the field.

Keynote speakers


Registration is now closed.

Travel and accommodation

Click here for information on how to get to Halifax Hall, the venue for UKLVC9.

Click here for information about how to travel to Sheffield by road, rail, and air.

If you have booked accommodation with us, you will be able to check into your bedrooms at the Edge reception at Endlcliffe village from 2pm on your day of arrival. Click here for a map showing you how to get to the the Edge.

If you are planning to arrive late in the evening, please be advised that the main doors are usually locked after 11pm. There will be a Porter on duty; however their duties could potentially take them away from the main desk. Guests who arrive at this time should call the Monitoring Station on +44 (0) 114 222 4075.

Check out will be before 10am on the day of departure, and we will be able to provide luggage storage if you require it.

Final programme and abstract book

Click here for the final programme and abstract book, which also gives details of places to eat and drink in Sheffield.

Contact details

Papers and posters

We have allocated 25 minutes for each paper, allowing 20 minutes to talk and 5 minutes for questions.

Our poster boards are 100cm x 175cm and can be set to portrait or landscape. We will supply velcro tabs to secure the posters and you will be able to set them up during the break sessions on Monday.

Sponsored by the Linguistics Association of Great Britain