Welcome to Discourse-Pragmatic Variation & Change 3!

Discourse-Pragmatic Variation & Change (DiPVaC) is a biennial international conference series which was devised to further the quantitative analysis of variation and change at the level of discourse-pragmatics. Following the success of DiPVaC1 in 2012 at the University of Salford, U.K., and DiPVaC2 in 2014 at Newcastle University, U.K., we are pleased to announce that DiPVaC3 will be held between 4 and 6 May 2016 at the University of Ottawa, Canada. The languages of the conference are English and French.

DiPVaC3 provides a platform for the presentation of cutting-edge research into variation and change in the use of items and constructions often referred to as discourse markers or pragmatic particles whose primary functions are interpersonal and textual (e.g. well, like, you know, comme, alors, doch, zwar, diciamo, dakedo). It also provides a forum for the formation of new international and multidisciplinary research networks exploring the theoretical and social importance of quantitative research into discourse-pragmatic variation and change. The conference will bring together participants from across the world to achieve multiple aims:


to discuss methodological, empirical and theoretical advancements in the analysis of variation and change in the use of
discourse-pragmatic features;
  to examine the social implications and applications of research into the use of these features;
  to promote the study of discourse-pragmatic variation and change within and beyond linguistics.


The confirmed plenary speakers at DiPVaC3 are:

Shana Poplack (University of Ottawa) - To download the abstract, please click HERE
  Laurel Brinton (University of British Columbia) - To download the abstract, please click HERE
  Ga√©tane Dostie (Universit√© de Sherbrooke) - To download the abstract, please click HERE
  Suzanne Evans Wagner (Michigan State University) - To download the abstract, please click HERE


Important dates

Deadline for submission of abstracts: 30 November 2015

Notification of acceptance: 15 January 2016

Conference: 4-6 May 2016

A provisional program for DiPVaC3 will be available by 10 February. Registration for the conference will open in mid-February.

DiPVaC 3 - Discourse-Pragmatic Variation & Change 3 - University of Ottawa 2016

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This website is created and maintained by Salvatore Digesto (University of Ottawa)

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