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    ExAPP 2019

    4th Conference on Experimental Approaches to Perception and Production of Language Variation


    26.-28. September 2019

    University of Münster





    Invited speakers:


    Alice Foucart (Madrid)

    The impact of language on our behaviour


    Manuela Lanwermeyer (Vienna) & Jürgen-Erich Schmidt (Marburg)

    The effect of regional variation on phonological and syntactic speech processing


    Emma Moore (Sheffield)

    The role of social meaning in language change: Using perception research to explain patterns in production data


    Martijn Wieling (Groningen)

    Investigating pronunciation variation from an aggregate perspective: from dialectometry to articulography






    Final programme and Book of abstracts - ONLINE

    • The programme and the abstracts are ready to download (see "Programme and papers").
    General map - ONLINE
    • For better orientation we have prepared an general map for you. On this map you will find additional information about both locations as well as a map of the 'Schloss' (see "Overview of locations").

  • Call for Papers

    Language use and its inherent variability are an important part of linguistics and a subject of study in all its branches. Across these branches, however, approaches and objectives differ, and various methods of investigation are employed accordingly. The ExAPP conference series presents an important opportunity to juxtapose, discuss, and relate the multitude of current experimental approaches to language variation.

    After highly successful meetings in Groningen (2010), Copenhagen (2013) and Vienna (2016), the fourth installment of ExAPP will take place at the University of Münster in September 2019, inviting international researchers employing experimental methods to study the perception and production of language variation. Topics for presentation extend to all levels of linguistic systems as well as to any aspect of variation with regard to the perception and production of language use.

    Conference topics include (but are not limited to) experimental research on:

    • Perception of variation
    • Production of variation
    • Social meaning of linguistic features
    • Language attitudes
    • (Mutual) intelligibility
    • Innovative methodologies

    We solicit abstracts for paper and poster presentations alike. Talks are allocated slots of 30 minutes, including 10 minutes for discussion. Posters will be displayed throughout the conference day, and there will be a dedicated poster session. The ideal poster size for our poster presentation is A0.

    Abstracts for both kinds of presentations should adhere to a limit of max. 300 words (excluding references) and may be submitted using EasyAbstracts provided by LinguistList at http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/ExAPP2019.

    The deadline for abstract submission was January 31st, 2019.

  • Programme & papers

    The final conference programme can be downloaded under the following link. On Thursday and Friday there will be three parallel sections. On Saturday there are two parallel sections. The rooms ('Senatssaal', 'Aula', S055 and 'Foyer') as well as the breaks are shown in the programme:


    Programme ExAPP 2019.pdf


    The Book of Abstracts can also be downloaded. The abstracts are sorted alphabetically by last name of the first speaker:

    Book of Abstracts ExAPP 2019.pdf

  • Registration

    The registration for ExAPP 2019 and for the conference diner is activated.

    Please note that registration for the conference and conference diner is done in two separate steps. For the conference registration you can choose from two payment options:

    1. Participants from Germany, Austria and Switzerland can pay on account. The invoice will be sent by post after registration and must be paid within two weeks (the invoice will be issued exclusively in German).
    2. Payment by credit card (Mastercard, Visa or Maestro) is possible for everyone. The amount to be paid will be charged to the credit card. This is a payment option with less effort for you.

    Participation in the diner is only possible if you have transferred the amount to the account below. Here a credit card payment is not possible.

    Conference diner (registrations for the conference dinner received after 13.09.2019 can unfortunately no longer be considered):

    The conference dinner will take place in the restaurant ‘A2 am See', located near the beautiful lake ‘Aasee’. To take part, please transfer 60 Euros to:

    IBAN: DE45 4005 0150 0135 6570 47
    Bic: WELADED1MST; Bankleitzahl: 400 501 50
    Sparkasse Münsterland Ost, Account holder: Gunther De Vogelaer

    The amount includes buffet with vegan options, 4 drinks and water.

    Please contact us if you wish to take part but are unble to register.


    (If you have any problems with the provided form, you can alternatively register here for the conference.)


  • Venue & Travel

    ExAPP 2019 is organised in the historical city of Münster, the cultural centre of the Westphalia region. Münster can be reached by plane via the Münster-Osnabrück airport, but for many it will be more convenient to fly to one of the major airports in the north west of Germany (e.g., Düsseldorf, Dortmund or Cologne). From there, Münster can easily be reached by train (final destination: Münster Hauptbahnhof) or by car.

    If you are travelling to Münster within Germany, you can also purchase the DB event ticket via Münster Marketing. Here you can book your journey directly.

    The conference will take place in the 'Schloss' (the former prince-bishop's palace). By clicking on the symbol Conference building ('Schloss') you can call up a map of the event location, which provides information on parking spaces and bus stops. A timetable information for the bus traffic can be called up here.

  • Accomodation

    Participants are advised to book accommodation in time as september is Münster's conference month.

    A limited number of hotel rooms in the vicinity of the conference building is available via Münster Marketing (Überwasserhof 750m; Martinihof 1,6 km; Hotel Europa 2,8km). Transport within Münster is most convenient by bike (here is an overview of the bicycle rental stations) or by bus (conference participants will receive a bus ticket upon on-site registration). Meanwhile there is also the possibility to explore Münster with e-Scooters. The scooters of the brand "TIER" can be found in many places in the city and you can recognize them by their uniform color. All you need is an app and Paypal or a credit card.

    By clicking the following link you get access to the exclusive ExAPP booking web page of Münster Marketing: http://bit.ly/ExAPP2019_Hotels

    Attention: If you are interested in a reserved hotel room, you must be quick, as there is only a limited number available. The hotel rooms can be booked until 29.08.2019.

    Too late? Not so bad: A variety of other options for accommodation can be found on the regular homepage of Münster Marketing.

  • Overview of locations

    Here you will find an overview of the two most important venues of the conference, the 'Schloss' and the 'A2 am See'.

    Münster Marketing also provides a City Guide for you here.

  • Organizers

    The local organising team for ExAPP 2019 in Münster consists of the following:

    Gunther De Vogelaer (chair)

    Ulrike Gut

    Dietha Koster

    Netaya Lotze

    Lukas Urbanek



    The scientific committee for ExAPP 2019 in Münster consists of the following:

    Gunther De Vogelaer

    Alice Foucart

    Charlotte Gooskens

    Ulrike Gut

    Nanna Hilton

    Dietha Koster (chair)

    Hanneke Loerts

    Alexandra Lenz

    Emma Moore

    Nancy Niedzielski

    Nicolai Pharao

    Anja Schüppert

    Manuela Lanwermeyer

    Netaya Lotze

    be continued...

  • Contact

    For general questions, please contact Gunther De Vogelaer

    For questions concerning the abstracts and posters, please contact Dietha Koster