Accepted papers




Carrie Ankerstein

Saarland University

The preponderance of prescriptivism in pop culture and why that’s a pity

Monika Bednarek & Barbara Meek

University of Sydney/University of Michigan

Language use in Indigenous-authored television series: A comparison of US and Australian contexts

Natalie Braber

Nottingham Trent University

"Ey up mi duck?" Awareness and commodification of local dialect in the East Midlands

Rebeka Campos-Astorkiza

Ohio State University

Singing to a genre: Multimodal indexing and variable rhoticity in British Americana

Derek Denis & Vidhya Elango

University of Toronto

Stylized performance, mediation, and the circulation of Multicultural Toronto English

Daniel Duncan & Mary Robinson

Newcastle University/New York University

If Blink-182 went country: Genre convention and stylization in cover songs

Maeve Eberhardt

University of Vermont

Fat and fabulous? Body positivity on the neoliberal screen

Paul Flanagan

University of Chester

Common People: Institutional and vernacular norms in the vocal performances of Jarvis Cocker and James Dean Bradfield during the Britpop era 1994-1998

Paul Flanagan & Harry Parkin

University of Chester

Love No-one But Your Children: An analysis of multimodal meaning-making in the construction of powerful female characters in HBO’s Game of Thrones

Anika Gerfer & Lisa Jansen

University of Münster

Funny or offensive? Perceptions of the performance of stereotypes in “Jamaican Countdown”

Johanna Gerwin

University of Kiel

The role of dialect in comedy performances: Focus on humour and enregisterment

Andy Gibson

Macquarie University

The Phonetics of Popular Song (PoPS) corpus: Exploring sociophonetic variation in pop and hip hop from New Zealand and the USA

Dionysos Goutsos

National and Kapodistrian University of Athens

Politeness markers and recent language change: Evidence from the Corpus of Greek Film Dialogue

Mie Hiramoto & Vincent Pak

National University of Singapore

Uncritically queer: Queer speech and visual semiotics of okama characters in shōnen anime

Jane Hodson

University of Sheffield

Sherlock the “Grammar Nazi”: Using YouTube comments to explore popular attitudes towards prescriptivism

Monika Konert-Panek

University of Warsaw

The sociolinguistic bricolage of punk rock: Identity performance, localism vs. globalism and frequency effects in stylisation

Manfred Krug

University of Bamberg

“It don’t matter if ya black or white” – or does it? A multimodal approach to Michael Jackson

Sofia Lampropoulou, Paul Cooper, Camila Montiel McCann & Rachel Byrne

University of Liverpool

The "Scouse bird": Enregistered dialect, gender and social identity on Twitter

Christian Mair

University of Freiburg

Migration, media, and the globalisation of Nigerian Pidgin in the 21st century

Andrew Moody

University of Macau


Susan Reichelt

University of Konstanz

Computer mediated communication as telecinematic discourse

Christoph Schubert

University of Vechta

Social stereotypes of hispanics in Hollywood: A cognitive-linguistic look at popular comedy films

Jamie Shinhee Lee

University of Michigan

K-pop stars and Korean language teaching on YouTube

Anastasia Stamou

Aristotle University

From the demonization to the “celebration” of youth voices? Evidence from Greek audiovisual fiction

Irene Theodoropoulou

Qatar University

"Let me be Giannis": Styl(iz)ing NBA’s Greek Freak in pop culture

Mary-Caitilin Valentinsson

Appalachian State University

Heteroglossic narration as centrifugal force in global pop culture circulation

Luca Valleriani

University of Rome I

“Am I bovvered?”: Accent enregisterment through humour in The Catherine Tate Show

Shane Walshe

University of Zurich

Brogues and blarney: The representation of Irish speech in American comics

Tianxiao Wang & Yuhan Lin

Xiamen University/Shenzen University

Variation is the way to perfection: Imperfect rhyming in Chinese hip-hop

Ayano Watanabe

University of Sheffield

Grammatical variability of British pop music: Competing explanatory models