4th Variation and Language Processing Conference

4th Variation and Language Processing Conference


Wednesday 23rd – Friday 25th January 2019

Department of Linguistics
Macquarie University, Sydney

The 4th Variation and Language Processing Conference (VALP4) will be held at Macquarie University in Sydney, Australia from 23-25 January 2019, after successful previous conferences in the UK, New Zealand and the United States.

This conference provides a venue for researchers coming from traditionally distinct fields, such as sociolinguistics, psycholinguistics, cognitive science, experimental phonetics, syntax and pragmatics, who work on the relationship between linguistic variation in its widest sense and language processing.

Keynote Speakers

Registration and Program

Registration fees for the three days:

  • AUD 200 for faculty members
  • AUD 150 for postdocs and adjuncts
  • AUD 120 for student participants
  • AUD 85 for conference dinner including wine

Morning tea, afternoon tea, and lots of coffee will be provided on each of the three days.

Conference Dinner
7:30pm Thursday 24 January 2019
Ventuno – Pizzeria Birreria Enoteca

Conference Venue
17 Wally's Walk (C5C) - Macquarie University
A map of the Macquarie University campus can be found here (map reference O17) : https://www.mq.edu.au/__data/assets/pdf_file/0016/108142/Campus-Map.pdf

Macquarie University is located approximately 16 kilometres north-west of the Sydney Central Business District.

Getting to Macquarie University
IMPORTANT NOTE: The train line servicing Macquarie University is currently being converted to a metro line. Due to conversion works the the train station at Macquarie University will be closed for the duration of the conference. An alternative, high frequency bus service will replace trains between Chatswood and Epping stations in both directions.

Participants travelling to the conference from Sydney should take a northbound T1 train to Chatswood station and change for the SL1 replacement bus. Alternatively participants can change at St Leonards station for the SL3 or SL4 buses, or at Epping for the SL1, SL7, or SL8 buses.

To plan your trip please visit: https://transportnsw.info/

Participants travelling to the conference by car should note that parking is limited on campus and is subject to parking fees. For more information please see: https://www.mq.edu.au/about/contacts-and-maps/getting-to-macquarie/parking
For more information see: https://www.mq.edu.au/about/contacts-and-maps/getting-to-macquarie

There are a number of hotels located near the Macquarie University campus. A selection are listed below. Alternatively there are numerous accommodation options for all budgets in central Sydney and surrounds.

Holiday Inn Express Macquarie Park ****

Quest Apartments Macquarie Park ****

Travelodge Macquarie North Ryde ****

Courtyard by Marriott North Ryde ****

Meriton Suites North Ryde *****

Organising Committee

  • Anita Szakay
  • Josh Penney
  • Tünde Szalay
  • Louise Ratko

Program Enquiries: anita.szakay@mq.edu.au

Workshop Sponsors

  • Macquarie University Centre for Language Sciences (CLaS)
  • Department of Linguistics, Macquarie University
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