LINGUIST List 13.3096

Mon Nov 25 2002

Calls: Berkeley Ling Society/Asian American Identities

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  1. bls, Berkeley Linguistic Society
  2. Angela Reyes, Asian American Identities

Message 1: Berkeley Linguistic Society

Date: Sat, 23 Nov 2002 12:50:35 -0800 (PST)
From: bls <blssocrates.Berkeley.EDU>
Subject: Berkeley Linguistic Society

The Berkeley Linguistics Society is pleased to announce its
Twenty-Ninth Annual Meeting, to be held February 14-17, 2003. The
conference will consist of a General Session, a Parasession and a
Special Session.


The General Session will cover all areas of linguistic interest. We
encourage proposals from diverse theoretical frameworks and also
welcome papers on language-related topics from disciplines such as
Anthropology, Cognitive Science, Literature, Neuroscience and

*Invited Speakers*
Judith Aissen, University of California, Santa Cruz
Mark Hale, Concordia University
Royal Skousen, Brigham Young University
Arnold Zwicky, Stanford University

*PARASESSION* -- Phonetic Sources of Phonological Patterns:
 Synchronic and Diachronic Explanations

The Parasession invites submissions on the role of phonetics in
shaping phonological patterns. Papers representing all views and
approaches are sought. Those addressing the relative merits of
synchronic and diachronic explanations of phonetically-motivated
phonological patterns are particularly welcomed.

*Invited Speakers*
Juliette Blevins, University of California, Berkeley
Charles Reiss, Concordia University
Donca Steriade, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

*SPECIAL SESSION* -- Minority and Diasporic Languages of Europe
The Special Session will cover minority and diasporic languages of
Europe. Languages of interest include minority, threatened and
diasporic European languages and dialects, in both Europe and former
colonies and in immigrant and heritage situations, as well as pidgins
and creoles based on languages spoken in Europe. Proposals from
linguistics and related fields are encouraged.

*Invited Speakers*
Julie Auger, Indiana University
J. Clancy Clements, Indiana University
Joshua Fishman, Yeshiva University


Presented papers are published in the BLS Proceedings. Authors agree
to provide camera-ready copy (not exceeding 12 pages) by May 15, 2003.
Presentations are allotted 20 minutes with 10 minutes for questions.

An author may submit at most one single and one joint abstract. In
case of joint authorship, one address should be designated for
communication with BLS. Abstracts should be as specific as possible,
with a statement of topic, approach and conclusions. Abstracts may be
at most four hundred words. The reverse side of the single page may
be used for data and references only. 10 copies of an anonymous,
one-page (8.5"x11") abstract should be sent, along with a 3"x5" card

 (1) paper title
 (2) session (General/Para/Special)
 (3) name(s) of author(s)
 (4) affiliation(s) of author(s)
 (5) address whither notification of acceptance should
 be mailed (Nov-Dec 2002)
 (6) contact phone number for each author
 (7) email address for each author
 ***for General Session submissions only***
 (8) subfield (syntax, phonology, etc.)
 ***for Para-/Special Session submissions only***
 (9) indication of whether you wish to have your
 abstract considered for the General Session if
 the organizers determine that your paper will not
 fit the other sessions

 BLS 29 Abstracts Committee
 University of California
 Linguistics Department
 1203 Dwinelle Hall
 Berkeley, CA 94720-2650

Abstracts must be received in our office (not postmarked) by 4:00
p.m., November 27, 2002. We cannot accept faxed abstracts. Abstracts
submitted via e-mail are also accepted. Only those abstracts
formatted as ASCII text or a Microsoft Word (Mac version strongly
preferred) attachment can be accepted. The text of the message must
contain the information requested in (1)-(9) above. Electronic
submissions may be sent to



All attendees, including presenters, must register for the
meeting. For advance registration, we can accept only checks or money
orders drawn on US banks in US dollars, made payable to Berkeley
Linguistics Society.

Received in our office by February 2, 2003:
 Students $20
 Non-students $40
Received after February 2, 2003:
 Students $25
 Non-students $55

 BLS 29 Registration
 University of California
 Linguistics Department
 1203 Dwinelle Hall
 Berkeley, CA 94720-2650

***BLS will arrange ASL interpretation if requested through before 12/1/02***

We may be contacted by e-mail at
Berkeley Linguistics Society
University of California, Berkeley
Department of Linguistics
1203 Dwinelle Hall
Berkeley, CA 94720-2650
Phone/Fax: 510-642-5808

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Message 2: Asian American Identities

Date: Sun, 24 Nov 2002 11:49:26 -0500
From: Angela Reyes <>
Subject: Asian American Identities

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS for a Special Issue devoted to linguistic 
anthropological/sociolinguistic research on Asian Pacific Islander 
(API) Americans


Co-edited by

Angela Reyes, University of Pennsylvania
Adrienne Lo, University of California at Los Angeles

Papers should closely analyze empirically-gathered language use, and
be part of larger ethnographic projects in which discursive practices
are examined within their social contexts. Broad areas of concern are
the heterogeneity of API American communities, the spread and
commodification of Asian languages, and how the category of "Asian
American" is relationally positioned within wider American discourses
of race. Suggested topics include language and identity, discursive
constructions of race, ethnicity and gender, the circulation of Asian
(American) stereotypes, styling, passing and crossing. Papers should
be primarily devoted to discourse analysis, and draw on principled
methodological and theoretical foundations in linguistic anthropology
and/or sociolinguistics.

Please email 500-word abstract submissions by February 1, 2003 to and
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