LINGUIST List 13.1558

Fri May 31 2002

Calls: East European Ling, Andean Ling

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  1. Neil Bermel, CFP: BASEES 2003
  2. Serafin M. Coronel-Molina, Call for Papers: Symposium at 51st International Congress of Americanists

Message 1: CFP: BASEES 2003

Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 09:04:20 +0100
From: Neil Bermel <>
Subject: CFP: BASEES 2003

The call for papers for BASEES 2003 (British Association for Slavonic
and East European Studies, Cambridge, UK, 29-31 March) is now out.
Details are available on the website at:

The 2002 conference featured 20 papers in linguistics, translation
studies, and language pedagogy, and approximately 170 other papers in
the fields of literature, cultural studies, politics, economics and

Your proposals for individual twenty-minute papers *or* for entire
panels (3 papers or 2 papers + discussant) for the 2003 conference are
welcome. Please send abstracts of 100-400 words to me at no later than 23 October 2002 for the
linguistics, language and translation studies stream. (For other
subject areas, please contact the appropriate organiser as listed on
the website CFP.)

Neil Bermel
University of Sheffield

Neil Bermel
Sheffield University
Department of Russian and Slavonic Studies
Arts Tower, Western Bank
Sheffield S10 2TN United Kingdom
telephone (+44) (0)114 222 7405
fax (+44) (0)114 222 7416
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Message 2: Call for Papers: Symposium at 51st International Congress of Americanists

Date: Thu, 30 May 2002 15:53:44 -0400
From: Serafin M. Coronel-Molina <>
Subject: Call for Papers: Symposium at 51st International Congress of Americanists


Santiago, Chile, July 14-18, 2003


Art/Literature/Linguistics (ALL)
The Symposia of the Congress are divided into thematic categories.
This Symposium is listed in the category Art, Literature and
Linguistics (ALL).

Web address:

Serafin M. Coronel-Molina, University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School
of Education; (now living in New York) 95 South Drive, Amherst, New
York 14226, USA. Telephone: (716) 836-9174; fax: (716) 836-9375;

Linda L. Grabner-Coronel, Canisius College, Department of Modern
Languages, 2001 Main Street, Buffalo, New York 14208, USA. Telephone:
(716) 888-2836; fax: (716) 836-9375; e-mail:

Cesar Itier, Intitut National des Langues et Civilisations Orientales
(INALCO, Paris) y Centre d'Etudes sur les Langues Indigines d'Amerique
(CELIA), Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS), Paris,
France. Telephone: 1- 42-52-25-76 (personal), 1-49-26-42-00 (INALCO),
1-49-58- 3821 (CELIA); e-mail:


The Andean region, long known as a nexus of cultures and languages
bound up in a colonizing context, suffers asymmetrical relationships
of political, economic, sociocultural and linguistic power. The
primary focus of this symposium is on the interface between cultures,
languages and ideologies; its objective is to explore the ways in
which such interfaces and power dynamics have affected the linguistic
and social identities of not only indigenous groups but of the wider
societies as a whole, affecting national, regional, ethnic and
gendered identity formation. What do people do with their repertoire
of languages and identities? How do they constitute their multiple
ethnic, linguistic and national identities? How do linguistic,
political and social ideologies mediate cultural patterning in terms
of ethnic or gendered identities? These are some of the questions we
would like to address in this symposium, by examining Andean
identities and ideologies from interdisciplinary perspectives such as
sociolinguistic/ethnolinguistic, cultural/anthropological (including
linguistic anthropology), literary, political, social semiotic,
educational, and historical.

The ultimate goal of the symposium is to analyze the sociocultural and
sociolinguistic impacts of colonialism and postcolonialism in a
variety of contexts, historical and contemporary, concentrating on the
interaction between dominant and dominated languages and their
functions in identity construction. Proposed presentations should
consider the use and representation of language, gender or ethnicity
as symbols and constituents of individual, group, societal and
national identities. Some possible topics are listed below; other
themes that are related to any of these areas are also welcome.


* Ideologies of Linguistic and Social Differentiation
* Language and Political Economy
* Language Attitudes and Identities
* Language Policy/Planning from Multiple Perspectives
* Languages and Cultures in Contact
* Bilingualism, Multilingualism and Other Forms of Linguistic
* Linguistic Rights and Indigenous Languages
* Language Shift, Maintenance and Revitalization
* Indigenous Languages in Mass Media, the Internet and Multimedia
* Rural and Urban Identities
* Transnational Nature of Languages and Identities
* Effects of Globalization on Language, Culture and Identity
* Language, Gender, and Race/Ethnicity
* Reproduction of Social and Linguistic Discrimination and Inequality
* Mestizaje and Socio-Political Ideologies in Local, National and
Global Contexts

Given the interrelatedness and fluidity of all aspects of the
questions we wish to consider, it is neither easy nor necessarily
desirable to present a single perspective. Therefore, novel
perspectives and approaches to these or related topics are encouraged,
and may include interactions among two or more themes. Particular
approaches might include any one or a combination of the following, or
may take other forms that presenters find relevant and useful: a)
narratives and testimonies; b) case studies; c) literary,
sociopolitical, linguistic anthropological and semiotic analyses of
language and culture; d) educational efforts; e) historical and
contemporary approaches; f) social, literary or linguistic
constructions of national/ethnic/gendered identities. Individual
presentations should not exceed 20 minutes in length (8-10 typewritten
pages, double spaced).


Proposals should be no longer than 600 words, and may be in any of the
four official conference languages: Spanish, English, Portuguese or
French. It should be composed of two parts:

(1) a cover page with the title of the presentation, the presenter's
name, affiliation, preferred mailing address, telephone and fax if
available, e-mail address, and any special audio-visual equipment that
may be needed for the presentation. If the paper being presented was
co- authored, the presenter's name should be listed first, and any
co-authors listed alphabetically afterwards. Only the presenter's
contact information is needed.

(2) the 600-word proposal with the title of the presentation, but no
other identifying information.

Proposal submissions should be received no later than December 30,
2002. Please plan your submission timing accordingly, especially if
you are sending your abstract from abroad, and submit presentation
proposals to the symposium coordinators as follows:

* If you presently reside in Latin America, the Caribbean, Africa or
Asia, send your proposal to Serafin M. Coronel- Molina at the
address listed at the beginning of this announcement.

* Residents of Canada, the USA, Europe and Australia send your
proposals to Linda L. Grabner-Coronel at the address listed at the
beginning of this announcement.

Proposals may be submitted via regular surface mail, email or fax. If
you choose to submit your abstract via email, please send it as a Word
attachment so that the above guidelines may still be followed. Early
submission of abstracts is strongly encouraged, to expedite the
decision making process. Submitters will be notified by email no later
than the end of January 2003 of their acceptance in the symposium;
submitters who do not have access to email will be notified by regular
surface mail or fax. For more information, contact Serafin
M. Coronel-Molina at or Linda L. Grabner-Coronel
at or visit the Symposium website at

Please note that Congress regulations stipulate that participants may
not present more than two papers in total during the Congress, either
in the same Symposium, or in different Symposia. See the Congress
website for more detailed information on the 51st International
Congress of Americanists, the rules governing presentations, and all
other conference arrangements:
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