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 28, Issue 2 (2022) Selected Papers from NWAV 49

Working Papers


Aini Li and Gwendolyn Hildebrandt


Towards an Empirically-based Model of Age-graded Behaviour: Trac(ing) linguistic malleability across the entire adult life-span
Johanna Mechler, James Grama, Lea Bauernfeind, Mirjam Eiswirth, and Isabelle Buchstaller


Conditioned Variation: Children Replicate Contrasts, not Parental Variant Rate
Iris E. Nowenstein, Anton K. Ingason, and Joel Wallenberg


Ideologies of Intelligibility Onscreen: The Sociolinguistics of Intralingual Subtitling
Jessie Yu, Molly Purtill, Lily Carroll, Sara Carter, Jessica Taylor, and Abby Walker