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Full Title: Names and Naming in the Postcolonial English-speaking World

Location: Rende (Calabria), Italy
Start Date: 26-Jun-2014 - 27-Jun-2014
Contact: Mirko Casagranda
Meeting Email: click here to access email
Meeting URL: http://www.unical.it/portale/portaltemplates/view/view.cfm?39466
Meeting Description: The international conference 'Names and Naming in the Postcolonial
English-speaking World' will be held on June 26-27, 2014, at the University
of Calabria, Italy. The conference aims at mapping the ongoing critical
debate on postcolonial names and naming practices in English. Besides
questioning the hegemonic constructions and power relations embedded in
names, it seeks to readdress the theoretical and methodological debate on
the study of names and naming in postcolonial contexts from an
interdisciplinary perspective that opens up to a wide range of fields in
the Humanities.

The conference fee (€ 100) includes: registration and attendance to all
sessions, conference pack, buffet lunches and coffee breaks, transfer from
the airport of Lamezia Terme to Rende on the evening of June 25, welcome
Linguistic Subfield: General Linguistics; Philosophy of Language; Sociolinguistics
LL Issue: 25.750

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