University of Pennsylvania Working Papers in Linguistics


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 20, Issue 2 (2014) Selected Papers from NWAV 42

Working Papers


Duna Gylfadottir


Apparent time and network effects on long-term cross-dialect accommodation among college students
Kathryn Campbell-Kibler, Abby Walker, Shontael Elward, and Katie Carmichael


A mimicry study of adaptation towards socially-salient tongue shape variants
Eleanor Lawson, Jane Stuart-Smith, and James M. Scobbie