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 23, Issue 2 (2017) Selected Papers from New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV 45)
Twentieth Century Sound Change in Washington DC African American English
Shelby Arnson and Charlie Farrington
Attitudes towards Black American Sign Language
Robert Bayley, Joseph C. Hill, Carolyn McCaskill, and Ceil Lucas
Blackfoot Final Vowels: What Variation and its Absence can Tell us about Communicative Goals
Heather Bliss and Bryan Gick
Stable Variation vs. Language Change and the Factors that Constrain Them
Shayna Gardiner and Naomi Nagy