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LINGUIST List 16.2078

Wed Jul 06 2005

Calls: Socioling/USA; General Ling/UK

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        1.    Crystal Fleming, Culture Lines: Emerging Research on Ethno-Racial Boundaries
        2.    Lutz Marten, Bantu Grammar: Description and Theory


Message 1: Culture Lines: Emerging Research on Ethno-Racial Boundaries
Date: 06-Jul-2005
From: Crystal Fleming <cflemingfas.harvard.edu>
Subject: Culture Lines: Emerging Research on Ethno-Racial Boundaries


Full Title: Culture Lines: Emerging Research on Ethno-Racial Boundaries

Date: 04-Nov-2005 - 05-Nov-2005
Location: Cambridge, MA, United States of America
Contact Person: Crystal Fleming
Meeting Email: xboundsfas.harvard.edu
Web Site: http://www.wjh.harvard.edu/boundaries

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 14-Oct-2005

Meeting Description:

Culture Lines: Emerging Research on Ethno-Racial Boundaries
November 4-5, 2005

An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference Sponsored by the Committee
for Ethnic Studies
Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

This national conference will bring together graduate students from the social
sciences and the humanities who research ethnic, racial, and cultural
boundaries. Sessions will be organized thematically to allow comparisons of
boundaries from diverse regions and historical periods, as well as different
disciplinary approaches. With this conference, we aim to shift attention
toward the dynamics of boundaries: how they are created, imposed, defended,
bridged, subverted, and transformed.

Possible themes might include:

-Properties of boundaries: permeability, permanence, salience, etc.
-Boundary processes: exclusion, bridging, imposition, etc.
-Historical research on racial and ethnic formations over time.
-Ethnographic findings on how boundaries are negotiated in everyday life.
-Boundaries in cultural production and reception: contesting authenticity,
dynamics of collaboration and competition, etc.
-Imagery of boundaries in cultural artifacts and performance
-How boundaries operate in the expression of collective identity,
through cultural and linguistic practices.

Keynote Speaker: Fredrik Barth, Department of Anthropology, University of Oslo
Faculty Sponsor: Michèle Lamont, Department of Sociology, Harvard University

All graduate students in accredited AM or PhD programs are invited to submit
titled abstracts of no more than 300 words to fas.harvard.edu> no
later than August 1. Abstracts should describe the argument of the paper and
the text/material/evidence on which it draws. Students selected for
presentation will be notified by September 1. They will be asked to submit a
completed paper by October 14. Please note that conference attendees will be
responsible for finding support for their travel and accommodation expenses at
their home institutions. For more information, please visit the conference
website at http://www.wjh.harvard.edu/boundaries.

Conference organizers:
Lydia Bean, Department of Sociology
Crystal Fleming, Department of Sociology
Marc Gidal, Department of Music
Michael Jeffries, Department of African & African American Studies
Mark Pachucki, Department of Sociology
Sabrina Pendergrass, Department of Sociology
Yael Schacher, Program in the History of American Civilization
Message 2: Bantu Grammar: Description and Theory
Date: 05-Jul-2005
From: Lutz Marten <lm5soas.ac.uk>
Subject: Bantu Grammar: Description and Theory



Full Title: Bantu Grammar: Description and Theory

Date: 20-Apr-2006 - 22-Apr-2006
Location: London, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Lutz Marten
Meeting Email: BantuConferencesoas.ac.uk
Web Site: http://mercury.soas.ac.uk/users/lm5/BantuConference.htm

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Language Family(ies): Bantu

Call Deadline: 19-Dec-2005

Meeting Description:

With over 400 languages, the Bantu family provides a rich field for descriptive,
comparative and theoretical linguistic studies.

During this conference, we want to bring together researchers engaged in the
study of Bantu languages from a descriptive and/or theoretical perspective, so
as to highlight the relation between descriptive studies and theory formation in
Bantu linguistics. The conference is part of a collaborative project between
SOAS, the University of Leiden, and the Zentrum für allgemeine
Sprach-wissenschaft, Typologie und Universalienforschung, Berlin, funded by the
British Academy (http://mercury.soas.ac.uk/users/lm5/bantu_project.htm).

Abstracts are invited for presentations at the conference, addressing any aspect
of the description or analysis of Bantu languages. We particularly welcome
papers which combine theoretically motivated analysis with the description of
new or lesser known aspects of Bantu languages.

Time for presentations is 30 minutes including discussion.

Abstracts should be no longer than one page A4, including data and references,
with 2.5 cm margins and font size no smaller than 12 point. Please send two
copies of your abstract. One of these should be anonymous, and one should
include your name, affiliation and email at the top of the page, directly below
the title.

Abstracts may be submitted either electronically, preferably as PDF, RTF, or MS
Word attachment (email address: BantuConferencesoas.ac.uk) or as hard copy by
post (addressed to Lutz Marten, Department of Africa, SOAS, Thornhaugh Street,
Russell Square, London WC1H 0XG, England). In either case, abstracts must reach
the organisers by Mon 19 Dec 2005.



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