The University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics (PWPL) are published by the Penn Graduate Linguistics Society, the organization of linguistics graduate students at the University of Pennsylvania.
PWPL publishes two volumes per year:
- Proceedings of the annual Penn Linguistics Conference (PLC)
- Selected Papers from New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV)
In addition, we publish an occasional volume of working papers written by students and faculty in the department.
Current Issue: Volume 19, Issue 2 (2013) Selected Papers from NWAV 41
Lexical Frequency and Syntactic Variation: A Test of a Linguistic Hypothesis
Robert Bayley, Kristen Greer, and Cory Holland
Language Variation and Change in Hawai’i English: KIT, DRESS, and TRAP
Katie Drager, M. Joelle Kirtley, James Grama, and Sean Simpson
A Department Store Study for the 21st Century: /r/ vocalization on TLC’s Say Yes to the Dress
Maeve Eberhardt and Corinne Downs
The Evolutionary Trajectory of the Icelandic New Passive
Anton Karl Ingason, Julie Anne Legate, and Charles Yang
A Tale of Two Cities: Community Density and African American English Vowels
Mary Kohn and Charlie Farrington
East End Boys and West End Girls: /s/-Fronting in Southeast England
Erez Levon and Sophie Holmes-Elliott
English auxiliary realization and the independence of morphology and phonetics
Laurel Mackenzie and Charles Yang
A Study of Variation in the BATH Vowel among White Speakers of South African English in Five Cities
Rajend Mesthrie, Alida Chevalier, and Timothy Dunne
TH-stopping in New York City: Substrate Effect Turned Ethnic Marker?
The Phonology of the Canadian Shift Revisited: Thunder Bay & Cape Breton
Rebecca V. Roeder and Matt Hunt Gardner
Sociolinguistic Correlates of Negative Evaluation: Variable Concord in Rio de Janeiro
Maria Marta Pereira Scherre and Anthony J. Naro
Changing Pronunciation but Stable Social Evaluation?
Jacob Thøgersen and Nicolai Pharao
Morphophonological Variation in Haitian Creole: the Case of 3SG
Anne-José Villeneuve, Jason F. Siegel, and Albert Valdman