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Full Title: 16th International Conference on Methods in Dialectology

Short Title: METHODS XVI
Location: Tokyo, Japan
Start Date: 07-Aug-2017 - 11-Aug-2017
Contact: Yoshiyuki Asahi
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Meeting Description: We are pleased to announce that the Sixteenth International Conference on Methods in Dialectology (METHODS XVI) will be held at Tachikawa in Tokyo, Japan, between 7 August and 11 August 2017. METHODS XVI is hosted by NINJAL (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics. You can find information about NINJAL at

Methods in Dialectology conferences have been taking place every three years since 1972, at venues generally alternating between Europe and Canada. Beginning as a forum for the discussion of methodological issues in dialect research, they have steadily expanded their scope and now encompass the entire range of matters of regional, historical, and social language variation. Any and all languages are included within the compass of the Methods series. Methods XVI will be held for the first time in Asia.

Information concerning METHODS XVI is available on the conference webpage and the facebook site. For the facebook site, please visit

We are proud to announce that the following speakers have accepted our invitation to deliver keynote addresses at the conference:

Xu Daming (University of Macao, MACAO)
Daniel Long (Tokyo Metropolitan University, JAPAN)
Paul Kerswill (University of York, UK)
Jeff Siegel (University of New England, AUSTRALIA)
Yukari Tanaka (Nihon University, JAPAN)

We would like as many of you as possible to visit Japan for the next METHODS in August 2017.

If you have any inquiries about the Methods, please e-mail the Organizing Committee Chair, Yoshiyuki Asahi, at or
Linguistic Subfield: Discourse Analysis; Historical Linguistics; Language Documentation; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 27.3466

The following session(s) will be held during this meeting:
Implicitness & Experimental Methods

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