LINGUIST List 10.137

Fri Jan 29 1999

Calls: MLA language and society sessions

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  1. Dennis Baron, language and society sessions at MLA in 1999

Message 1: language and society sessions at MLA in 1999

Date: Wed, 27 Jan 1999 10:20:52 -0600
From: Dennis Baron <>
Subject: language and society sessions at MLA in 1999

The following topics have been proposed for the 1999 MLA sessions of the
Division of LANGUAGE AND SOCIETY (Dec. 27-30, in Chicago)

Session: Heritage Languages and the Schools. Submissions especially
welcome on heritage languages as academic subjects in high school and
university settings. 

Session: Social Dialects and Bilingualism in the Media and on the WWW. 
How are social dialects and bilingualism portrayed in the media and used
on the WWW? What language policies are reflected in evolving standards? 

Session: Dialects, Registers, and Styles in Literature. Papers are
invited on how literary works use dialect, register, and style shifts to
index personal and social identity.

1-page abstracts by March 5; Patricia Nichols, Linguistics & Language 
Development, San Jose State University, San Jose, CA 95192-0093;

Must be a member of MLA by April 1 to be on program.

Dennis Baron, Head
Department of English phone: 217-333-2390
University of Illinois
608 S. Wright St. fax:217-333-4321
Urbana, Illinois 61801

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