Draft programme

Date  Time Session Speaker(s) and title
 Wednesday13:00-13:30 Registration 
 7th April   
 13:30-13:45 Welcome 
 13:45-14:45 Keynote address 1Katie Wales (The University of Nottingham)
   Dickens and the North: or stereotyping re-considered
 14:45-15:15 Coffee break 
 15:15-16:45 Paper session 1Rod Hermeston
   'The Blaydon Races': lads and lasses, song tradition, and the evolution of an anthem.
   Jane Hodson & Julie Millward (University of Sheffield)
   Tagging the fictional representation of Northern Englishes: methodological issues from the 'Dialect in British Fiction: 1800-1836 project'
   John M. Kirk (Queen's University Belfast)
   Modals of Possibility, Permission and Ability in Irish Standard English
 16:45-17:15 Coffee break 
 17:15-18:15 Paper session 2Lourdes Burbano (Edge Hill University)
   The Construction of Sociolinguistic Identities in Sunderland
   Emma Moore (University of Sheffield) & Julia Snell (Institute of Education)
   "She's a liar, her. I hate her.": Right dislocated tags and evaluative stance
 Thursday9:15-11:15 Paper session 3Sarah Haigh (University of Sheffield)
 8th April  Investigating Regional Variation in Yorkshire
   Natalie Braber (Nottingham Trent University)
   Variation and Perception of Variation in the East Midlands
   Eivind Torgerson, Laura Blakeley and Danielle Patchett (Lancaster University)
   Age and ethnic variation in Blackburn
   Chris Montgomery (Sheffield Hallam University)
   Northern British perceptions of language variation
 11:15-11:45 Coffee break
 11:45-13:15 Paper session 4Raymond Hickey (University of Duisburg-Essen)
   Ireland and the North of England
   Ole Schützler (University of Bamberg)
   Variable phonemic status and phonological rules: The cases of /ʍ/ and non-prevocalic /r/ in Scottish English
   Isabelle Buchstaller, Karen Corrigan, Anders Holmberg (Newcastle University), Patrick Honeybone, Warren Maguire, April McMahon (University of Edinburgh)
   ‘T-to-R’ and the NSR in Northern English and Southern Scots
 13:15-14:15 Lunch 
 14:15-15:45 Paper session 5Will Barras (University of Edinburgh)
   Why do some apparently rhotic speakers in East Lancashire produce intrusive-r?
   Sandra Jansen (University of Duisburg-Essen)
   GOOSE-fronting in Carlisle English
   Seraphim Alvanides & Isabelle Buchstaller (Newcastle University)
   Employing geographical principals for sampling in state of the art dialectological projects - a pilot
 15:45-16:30 Coffee break 
 16:30-18:00 Methods sessionDan Vickers (University of Sheffield)
   Geographic tools and methods session, followed by a discussion of implications for linguistic research
  19:30  Conference excursion to Kelham Island Brewery for brewery tour and meal

 Friday 9:30-11:00 Paper session 6Helen Faye West (Lancaster University)
 9th April  ‘I’m not Geordie! I’m not actually anything!’ Convergent and divergent trends: Dialect levelling and the struggle for identity in a South Durham New-Town
   Gerry Docherty (Newcastle University), Damien Hall, Carmen Llamas, Jennifer Nycz & Dominic Watt (University of York)
   Linguistic variation, geography, and identity: Sound change along a national border
   Carmen Llamas, Peter French & Lisa Roberts (University of York/J P French Associates)
   Phonological and perceptual isoglosses between the Tyne and the Wear
 11:00-11:30 Break 
 11:30-12:30 Keynote address 2David Britain (University of Bern)
   Where North meets South?: contact, divergence, and the routinisation of the Fenland dialect boundary
 12:30-13:30 Lunch 
 13:30-14:30 Discussion session 
 14:30-14:45 Closing remarks