"New" New Ways of Analyzing Variation

November 4-6, 2010

San Antonio, Texas





The University of Texas at San Antonio


Registration/Payment Instructions

Payment and Registration are separate processes.  Individual registration must be completed by each person planning on attending.  Payment must be completed through PayPal.  It is possible for people (by adding multiple registrations to your cart) to pay for multiple people at once. Please indicate clearly in the box each of the individuals the payment is for. 


It is the policy of NWAV that all persons in attendance at the NWAV39 Annual Meeting, including participants who plan to attend one or more sessions, are required to register. Registration is not transferable.


N.B.: Registration and housing are separate processes and payments. Please refer to the online hotel reservation page to reserve housing at the conference hotel using the NWAV39 conference hotel registration code provided.


Registration Rates

If you are attending NWAV39, please register by October 3, 2010. Rates increase by $30 starting October 4, 2010, except for UTSA and Guest registrants.


Registration Types (see descriptions below)

Registration on or before October 3, 2010

Registration on and after October 4, 2010;

On-Site Registration




Post-doctoral fellow or first-year faculty



Student with Language Variation and Change



Student without Language Variation and Change



UTSA Faculty or Staff



UTSA Student



Day Pass

$77 per day

$77 per day

Guest Registration



Complimentary Registration



Workshops (per workshop)




Registration Information, services, and Policies 

Badges must be worn at all times to gain admission to conference events. Badges and lanyards will be color-coded to coincide with type of registration. There will be a $5 replacement fee for lost badges.


Non-student Registration

Faculty, staff, and any non-student must select this rate if they do not qualify for any of the other categories. This registration rate includes a one-year subscription to the journal Language Variation and Change and the evening receptions and party.


Student Registration

If you are a non-UTSA student, you have two registration options: one with a one-year subscription to the journal Language Variation and Change and one without the subscription. Otherwise, both registration rates include the evening receptions and party.


Post-doctoral Fellow and First-year Faculty Registration

NWAV39 will offer a reduced conference registration rate for post-doctoral fellows and new first-year faculty members. This registration includes a one-year subscription to Language Variation and Change and the evening receptions and party. In order to receive this registration rate, you must provide proof of status. Proof of status should be emailed to nwav39@gmail.com in order to complete your registration.


UTSA Faculty, Staff, and Student Registration

UTSA faculty, staff, and students are offered registration at a discounted rate. In order to provide this rate, it does not include subscription to the journal Language Variation and Change, breakfast, lunch, or the continuous break service. It does include the Thursday evening reception and Saturday evening party. In order to receive this registration rate, you must provide proof of status. A copy of your UTSA ID card emailed from a valid UTSA email account will suffice. Please email to nwav39@gmail.com to complete your registration.


Day Pass Registration

Day Pass registration is designed for conference participants and presenters who are not staying at the conference hotel. Because hotel registration includes breakfast, lunch, and all refreshments 7:30 am – 5:00 pm each day of the conference, the hotel must recover those costs if a participant does not stay at the conference hotel but does choose to have breakfast, lunch, and/or the continuous break service provided. This is a daily fee. Conference registrants do not pay this daily fee if they stay in the conference hotel. This fee is only for those who do not stay at the Hotel Contessa and who want to have the breakfast, lunch, and/or continuous break service provided by the conference hotel. This fee cannot be split if you choose not to have breakfast and lunch but want the continuous break service. It is an inclusive fee. N.B.: This fee is in addition to your conference registration fee because it goes directly to the Hotel Contessa. If you choose this option, you must select both a registration type and number of day passes.


Guest Registration
Guest registration is designed for the spouse, partner, or family members of the registrant. Guests may visit the exhibits and attend the sessions in which the registrant is presenting. It does not include access to the food provided throughout the conference. Guest registration is not applicable for professionals (including students) in the field of language research who will be attending sessions or presenting papers. Guest registration must be included as part of the registration of another individual. Only two guests are allowed per registrant. Guest badges will not include the guest’s institutional affiliation and “Guest” will be clearly noted on the badge. Guests do not receive a bag or conference materials.


Complimentary Registration

Complimentary registration is offered only to plenary speakers, NWAV39 organizing committee members, and workshop presenters.


Sign Language Interpreting

If you need sign language interpreting services, please indicate such on the registration form. We will be in contact with you to determine which sessions you’ll need these services for.


Childcare Services

Although NWAV39 does not provide childcare, there is a childcare service available that works with the Hotel Contessa. Northside Sitters Club has been in business for many years. They will come to the Hotel Contessa for clients. Rosie Castro is the contact and she can be reached at (210) 927-4164 or by email at info@northsidesittersclub.com. Their website is www.northsidesittersclub.com.


Room Sharing Service

In order to facilitate room sharing, we will maintain a list of those who would like to share a suite at the Hotel Contessa and are in need of finding a roommate. If you would like to take advantage of this service, indicate such on your registration form. You will need to provide your name, sex, hotel stay dates, number of roommates needed, roommate preferences (e.g., male only, female only, male or female), and contact information. N.B.: In order to complete hotel registration for a shared room, you must list the name(s) of the person sharing the room at the time of hotel registration. Payment information from the primary registrant only will be taken at that time.


Student Paper and Poster Awards

If you are the sole-author for a paper, poster, or roundtable or the first author of a paper, poster, or roundtable and, thereby, responsible for the majority of research for the presentation and you would like to be considered for the Student Paper, Student Poster, or Student Roundtable, please indicate such on the registration form. Provide your name, affiliation, presentation type, and presentation title. First place awards are $300 for each presentation category and second place awards are $100 for each presentation category.


Registration Payment
Registration fees may be charged to American Express, Discover, MasterCard, or VISA using our PayPal link. Purchase orders are not accepted as payment. Personal checks can only be accepted via PayPal. No registration will be processed without applicable payment.


Registration fees and/or Workshop fees will be refunded, less a $25 service charge, if a written request is received by October 9, 2010. Written requests can be e-mailed to nwav39@gmail.com. NWAV39 regrets that refunds for registration and workshop courses will not be made after October 9, 2010. It is the policy of NWAV39 that registration is not transferable. For questions, email nwav39@gmail.com


On-Site Registration 

On-site registration will take place at the Hotel Contessa. For those who pre-registered, you will pickup your conference materials at the NWAV39 Registration Table at the Hotel Contessa. If you have questions about the conference, you may direct those to the staff at the NWAV39 Registration Table or the NWAV39 Concierge. Anyone registering on-site will be charged an additional $30 for a late registration fee (i.e., in addition to the registration rate) except guest registrants. If you register on-site and prefer to pay by credit card, you will need to do so on-line at the NWAV39 website where a computer will be available for this purpose. Registration Table hours are:


Tuesday, November 2, 7:45 am -5:00 pm

Wednesday, November 3, 7:45 am - 5:00 pm

Thursday, November 4, 7:45 am - 5:00 pm

Friday, November 5, 7:45 am - 5:00 pm

Saturday, November 6, 7:45 am - 12:00 pm


Online Registration


Please fill out and submit our online registration form. When you have submitted the information, payment by credit card or electronic check can be made. Registration is not complete until payment is made.