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Conference Information

Full Title: Southeastern Conference on Linguistics LXXX

Short Title: SECOL 80
Location: Spartanburg, SC, USA
Start Date: 04-Apr-2013 - 06-Apr-2013
Contact: David Marlow
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.secol.org/
Meeting Description: SECOL LXXX (80) will be held at USC Upstate’s George Dean Johnson Campus in downtown Spartanburg, SC, Thursday through Saturday, April 4-6, 2013.

Confirmed plenary speakers include:

Christine Mallinson (U Maryland-Baltimore County): Language Variation in U.S. Schools
Ralf Thiede (U North Carolina-Charlotte): Teaching Undergraduate Linguistics
Tracey Weldon (U South Carolina): Redefining the Authentic AAE Speaker

This year’s conference will feature dual themes:

Teaching Undergraduate Language Teaching
African American English in Education and Society

The conference will be held at the George Dean Johnson campus of USC Upstate, approximately 20 minutes from the Greenville-Spartanburg Airport (GSP).


SECOL gratefully acknowledges the support of the USC Upstate Department of Languages, Literature, and Composition, USC Upstate College of Arts and Sciences, and the Linguistics Program at USC Columbia.
Linguistic Subfield: Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics
LL Issue: 24.161

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