/talks

2024

Kasstan, J. R. 'Variation in language obsolescence is not atypical: evidence from production and perception in Francoprovençal'. International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE) 12, Universiteit Wein (8th-11th July 2024). 

Kasstan, J. R., Sheehan, M. and A. Syea. ‘An exploratory study of morphosyntactic change in Chagossian Creole’, Leiden Workshop on Creole Languages (WoCL), Universiteit Leiden (22nd May 2024).


2023

Horesh, U. and J. R. Kasstan. ‘Attention to speech (varieties) or attention to task? Locating styles in Arabic and Francoprovençal’, New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 51, Queen College and CUNY (13-15th October 2023).

Kasstan, J. R. ‘What are the boundaries of variation in severe language endangerment? A pilot on production and perception of the subjunctive mood in Francoprovençal’, UK Language Variation and Change (UKLVC) 14, University of Edinburgh (25th-28th June 2023).


2022

Rodriguez-Ordonez, I. and J. R. Kasstan. ‘Speakerness as a social factor’, New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 50, Stanford University (13th-15th October 2022).

Kasstan, J. R. and G. Pearson. ‘Rethinking Research Ethics in the Humanities: Project update and next steps’, Ethnography Symposium, University of Suffolk (24th-26th August 2022).


2021

Amos J. and J. R. Kasstan. ‘Weighing formal and variationist accounts of variable possessive construction in British English’, New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 49, University of Texas [Online] (19th-24th October 2021).

Amos J. and J. R. Kasstan. ‘Weighing accounts of variable possessive construction in British English: A view from Mersea’, Linguistics Association of Great Britain (LAGB), Online (6th-9th September 2021).


2019

Kasstan, J. R. & J. N. Stanford. ‘What's so standard about standards ?’, New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 48, University of Oregon (10th - 12th October 2019) [Panel slides available here].

Kasstan, J. R. & I. Rodriguez-Ordonez. ‘Learners and variationist theory: New speakers and new sources of variation’, Societas Linguistica Europaea (SLE) 52, Universitat Leipzig (21st - 24th August 2019).


2018

Kasstan, J. R. ‘Maintaining style in language death’, New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 47, New York University (18th - 21st October 2018).

Amos, J., Kasstan, J. R. & W. Johnson. ‘Reconsidering (t,d)-deletion as a single variable in English’, Annual Conference of the Linguistics Society of Great Britain (LAGB) 2018, University of Sheffield (11th - 14th September 2018).

Kasstan J. R., Schifano, N., Sheehan, M. & A. Ledgeway. Linguistics in Modern Foreign Language A-Levels: Preliminary analysis of pilot data. Keynote to Theoretical Linguistics in Secondary Education workshop, 51st Annual Meeting of the Societas Linguistica Europaea, Tallinn University (29th August - 1st September 2018).

Kasstan, J. R and U. Horesh. ‘Fresh insights on traditional variations methods in non-English contexts’, colloquium organised for Sociolinguistics Symposium 22, University of Auckland (22nd - 30th June 2018).

Kasstan, J. R. ‘Back in style? Language revitalisation efforts and new sociolinguistic norms in Francoprovençal’, Sociolinguistics Symposium 22, University of Auckland (22nd - 30th June 2018).

Kasstan, J. R. ‘Models and methods for exploring sociolinguistic variation and new speaker identities’, Sociolinguistics Symposium 22, University of Auckland (22nd - 30th June 2018).


2017

Amos, J. Kasstan, J R. and W. Johnson. ‘New perspectives on T/D deletion’, Poster presented at UK Language Variation and Change (UKLVC) 11, University of Cardiff (29th-31st August 2017) [Handout].

Karatsareas, P. and Kasstan J. R. ‘New historical perspectives on non-dominant speakers as agents of contact-induced language change’, workshop organised for International Conference on Historical Linguistics (ICHL) 23, University of Texas, San Antonio (31st July-4th August 2017).

Kasstan J. R. ‘On new speakers and diversifying variationist sociolinguistics’, Approaches to Migration, Language and Identity, Université de Lausanne (4th-6th May 2017).


2016

Kasstan J. R. ‘New speakers as agents of change: evidence from Francoprovençal’, Borderlands Linguistics Conference, University of Bristol (27th-28th June 2016).

Kasstan J. R. and Auer, A. ‘Exploring attitude and prestige in the ‘heritage language’ context: a cross-linguistic perspective’, colloquium organised for Sociolinguistics Symposium 21, Universidad de Murcia (15th-18th June 2016).

Sallabank, J. and Kasstan, J. R. ‘Deficit and new values in the linguistic market for small languages’, COST New Speakers Whole Action Conference, Universität Hamburg (12th-14th May 2016).


2015

Kasstan J. R. ‘New speakers as agents of social and linguistic change in Francoprovençal-speaking communities’, New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) 44, University of Toronto (22nd-25th October 2015).

Kasstan J. R. ‘Convergence and divergence in Francoprovençal: new speaker networks as sources of linguistic innovation in obsolescent dialect communities’, panel on ‘Minority languages in Europe’, International Conference on Language Variation in Europe (ICLaVE) 8, Universität Leipzig (27th-29th May 2015).


2014

Kasstan J. R. and Woolhiser, C. ‘The native/non-native dichotomy and questions of language ownership: findings from studies on new speakers of Francoprovençal and Belarusian’, Sociolinguistics Symposium 20, University of Jyväskylä (15th-18th June 2014).


2013

Kasstan, J. R. ‘A social network approach to variation in obsolescent Francoprovençal’, UK Language Variation and Change 9, University of Sheffield (September 2013).

Kasstan, J. R. ‘Towards a pan-regional orthography for obsolescent Francoprovençal’, Language Endangerment III: Language Policy and Planning, University of Cambridge (July 2013).

Kasstan, J. R. ‘Standardisation through the back door? Neo-speakers and “distanciation strategies” in Francoprovençal’, Association for French Language Studies, Université de Perpignan (June 2013).

Kasstan, J. R. ‘Towards reconciling a pan-regional identity for Francoprovençal speakers’, I-MEAN 3: Identity and Language Conference, University of the West of England (April 2013).


2012

Kasstan, J. R. ‘Emerging néo-speakers: implications for regional varieties and language shift’, Regional Varieties, Language shift and Linguistic Identities, University of Aston (September 2012).

Kasstan, J. R. ‘The changing representation and denomination of France's regional varieties: a case study of Francoprovençal’, Association for French Language Studies, University of Newcastle (June 2012).

Kasstan, J. R. ‘Francoprovençal: challenging traditional models of obsolescence’, 6en Obrador de Lingüistica Occitana, Université de Toulouse 2 (March 2012).


2009

Kasstan, J. R. ‘Geminate /l/ in British English: Deliberate control of articulatory gestures, or surface effect as a result of gestural overlap’, Graduate Linguistics Workshop, University of Cambridge (November 2009).

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