Cascadia Workshop in Sociolinguistics, CWSL 1


University of Victoria, March 1-2 2014



The Department of Linguistics and the Sociolinguistics Research Lab at the University of Victoria are proud to host the inaugural Cascadia Workshop in Sociolinguistics (CWSL), which will take place March 1-2, 2014. This student-led event will bring together researchers working on sociolinguistic topics on the region or at institutions within the region.


CWSL is intended to provide a forum for the exchange of ideas. Talks will be 15 minutes in length, followed by 15 minutes for discussion and feedback.


Abstracts submission is now closed. Thanks to all who submitted!



UPDATE (January 28 2014):

The schedule is now available: Just click HERE to get it in pdf. format (updated Feb.14 2014)


Campus maps can be found HERE. The bus loop is just a 5 minute walk from the workshop venue, which is in the Hickman Building (HHB), room 116 for talks and room 120 for registration and coffee breaks.


And finally, food! Restaurant and café ideas can be found HERE, in .pdf format.


We remind you that talks are to be 15 minutes in length. The meeting room comes equipped with a projector and sound; please let us know if you require anything else. Presenters are reminded to bring their own dongles.


Thanks from the CWSL Organizing Committee,

Nicole Edgar, Alexah Konnelly, and Janelle Serediak



Questions and inquiries may be sent to:


We look forward to seeing you in Victoria! Follow CWSL announcements and events on Twitter: #CWSL2014 (via @SLRL1)




Special thanks to our UVic sponsors for this event:

Department of Linguistics

Sociolinguistics Research Lab

Graduate Students’ Society

Undergraduate Students’ Society

Corporate Relations


CWSL Steering Committee:

Alex D’Arcy (University of Victoria), Chair

Kara Becker (Reed College)

Betsy Evans (University of Washington)

Tyler Kendall (University of Oregon)

Panos Pappas (Simon Fraser University)

Alicia Wassink (University of Washington)