LINGUIST List 14.1338

Fri May 9 2003

Confs: General Linguistics/MI USA

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  1. mhenderson, Perception and Realization in Language and Gender Research

Message 1: Perception and Realization in Language and Gender Research

Date: Fri, 09 May 2003 15:31:30 +0000
From: mhenderson <>
Subject: Perception and Realization in Language and Gender Research

Perception and Realization in Language and Gender Research 

Date: 19-JUL-03 - 20-JUL-03
Location: East Lansing, MI, United States of America
Contact: Mara Henderson
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: General Linguistics 

Meeting Description:

A conference to promote international dialogue on perception and
realization in language and gender research will be held during the
intersession of the 2003 Linguistic Society of America Institute at
Michigan State University. The conference will bring together scholars
from around the world to address the question: How is the relationship
between language and gender perceived and realized, both by speakers
and by researchers themselves?

Over the past decade, the related issues of perception and realization
have become increasingly central in language and gender
research. Concerns with the nature of gender differences in language
use have been largely replaced with newer, and still emergent,
research questions about how people perceive some linguistic features
to be associated with gender and how such associations are realized in
specific contexts of language use. These questions include: How can we
assert with confidence that a linguistic phenomenon is associated with
gender? How and when are gender identities salient? To what extent do
perceptions of gendered language use correspond to linguistic
manifestations of gender identity? The conference seeks to address
these new, central issues in the field by fostering dialogue among
international representatives of various theoretical, methodological,
and disciplinary perspectives.

Invited Speakers

Barbara Horvath (University of Sydney)
Celia Kitzinger (University of York)
Helga Kotthoff (P�dgogische Hochschule Freiburg)
Joan Pujolar Cos (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)
Margaret Wetherell (The Open University)

Workshops (working titles)

Conceptualizing the Community in the Study of Language, Gender, and
Rusty Barrett (University of Michigan)

Ethnographic Methods in Language and Gender Research
Lanita Jacobs-Huey (University of Southern California)

Teaching Language and Gender
Shari Kendall (Texas A&M University)

Critical Discourse Analysis Meets Conversation Analysis
Yumiko Ohara (Tokai International College, Honolulu)

Taking Language and Gender Research Beyond the Academy
Maria Stubbe (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)

New Variationist Approaches to Language and Gender
Qing Zhang (University of Texas, Austin) 

Please visit our website to register for the Perception and
Realization in Language and Gender Research: An International
Conference to be held at Michigan State University, East Lansing,
Michigan on July 19-20, 2003.

Organized by the Committee on the Status of Women in Linguistics
(COSWL) and the International Gender and Language Association (IGALA)

Funded by the National Science Foundation

Conference website:
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