The New Ways of Analyzing Variation – Asia Pacific (NWAV-AP) is a sister conference of the New Ways of Analyzing Variation (NWAV) held annually in North America. NWAV-AP offers quantitative-variationist researchers an opportunity to present and exchange ongoing issues in the scope of language variation and change in the Asia-Pacific region, which has been relatively left unnoticed in this research field. 

The first NWAV-AP was held in 2011 at the University of Delhi. Following conferences have been held at  the National Institution for Japanese Language and Linguistics (Japan), Victoria University of Wellington (New Zealand), National Chung Cheng University (Taiwan), University of Queensland (Australia), and the National University of Singapore (Online).

NWAV-AP is a conference associated with the journal Asia-Pacific Language Variation, published by John Benjamins.

NWAV-AP steering committee

Shobha Satyanath (University of Delhi, India)
James N. Stanford (Dartmouth College, USA)
Victoria Rau (National Chung Cheng University, Chiayi, Taiwan)
Miriam Meyerhoff (University of Oxford, England)
Yoshiyuki Asahi (National Institute for Japanese Language and Linguistics, Japan)