LINGUIST List 14.2694

Mon Oct 6 2003

Calls: Sociolinguistics/Discourse Analysis; NY, USA

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  1. smg9, International Gender and Language Association

Message 1: International Gender and Language Association

Date: Mon, 06 Oct 2003 13:29:06 +0000
From: smg9 <>
Subject: International Gender and Language Association

International Gender and Language Association 
Short Title: IGALA 3

Date: 05-Jun-2004 - 07-Jun-2004
Location: Ithaca, New York, United States of America
Contact: Sally McConnell-Ginet
Contact Email: 
Meeting URL:

Linguistic Sub-field: Sociolinguistics, Discourse Analysis 
Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2004

Meeting Description:


The third biennial conference of the International Gender and Language
Association will be held 5-7 June, 2004 at Cornell University, Ithaca,
New York, USA.


The third biennial conference of the International Gender and Language
Association will be held 5-7 June, 2004 at Cornell University, Ithaca,
New York, USA.

The conference will open Saturday morning, 5 June, with a plenary
presentation on media issues by Deborah Cameron, newly elected Rupert
Murdoch Professor of Language and Communication at Oxford University.
Two other individual plenary presentations are scheduled. Professor
Norma Mendoza-Denton of the University of Arizona will speak about
adolescents and adolescence, and Professor Niko Besnier, currently
visiting at UCLA, will give the final individual plenary on issues of

To emphasize the I in IGALA, there will also be a plenary panel
featuring distinguished international language and gender
scholars. Confirmed panelists at present are Professor Momoko Nakamura
of Kanto Gakuin University in Yokohama, Japan and Professor Fatima
Sadiqi of Sidi Mohamed Ben Abdellah University in Fes, Morocco.

The conference will include an extensive poster session as well as
oral presentations selected on the basis of abstracts submitted for
receipt by 15 January, 2004. Contributions are strongly encouraged on
any aspect of the interaction of language with gender and/or
sexuality, and we welcome contributors from anywhere in the world.
The conference closes at lunchtime, Monday, 7 June, 2004, but there
will be several post-conference participatory workshops scheduled the
afternoon of 7 June. Ithaca is located in the beautiful Finger Lakes
region of central New York State, a pleasant locale for those who
might want to combine a trip to the conference with vacationing.
Further information is available at .
The Call for Abstracts appears there as well as below.

Call for Abstracts

The International Gender and Language Association invites abstracts
for IGALA 3, to be held 5-7 June, 2004. We seek presentations that
deal with language in relation to gender and/or sexuality.
Presentations will be in the form of 20-minute papers (followed by
5-minute discussion period) or posters (presented during plenary
session with presenters available for discussion). All presenters,
whether of 20 minute talks or posters, will be listed in the program,
and all accepted abstracts will appear in the program abstract
booklet. There will be limited time for oral presentations and
posters are strongly encouraged. Guidelines for Abstracts, Guidelines
for 20-minute Papers, and Guidelines for Posters are posted on the
conference website,

The conference is interdisciplinary, and we invite work on diverse
languages from a variety of fields, including not only linguistics but
also such fields as anthropology, education, feminist studies,
philosophy, queer studies, and sociology. The conference is also
international, and we especially encourage submissions from scholars
living or working outside North America and western Europe. Each
person may submit at most one individual and one jointly authored
abstract. Abstracts will beanonymously reviewed.

Submissions should consist of the following:

Name(s) of author(s) (should not appear in text of the abstract)

Author affiliation(s), email, phone number, mailing address

Indication of whether the presentation is to be considered as an oral
paper, a poster, or either

Equipment requests (e.g., overhead, TV/VCR, CD/cassette player -
request only what you are sure is needed and contact organizers if you
have additional needs)

Two empty spaces


Up to 3 key words identifying subject matter of the presentation
(e.g., variation, adolescence, profanity)

Abstract text (no longer than 500 words, include precise word count)

Abstracts should present clearly and specifically the main points to
be made in the presentation. No more than one individually authored
presentation and one co-authored presentation may be submitted by the
same person.

Please submit your abstract as a regular, single email message and do
not send any attachments or use any special formatting. See
Guidelines for Abstracts at Email
abstracts to If you do not receive email
confirmation within 2 days of emailing your submission, please
resend. Faxed abstracts will not be accepted. If you do not have
access to email, please send a message to the address below for
alternative submission instructions.

Department of Linguistics
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-4701, USA

Deadline for receipt of abstracts: 15 January, 2004
Notification: 28 February, 2004

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