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LINGUIST List 17.3616

Wed Dec 06 2006

Calls: Ling & Literature/UK; Applied Ling, Socioling/Germany

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        1.    Ruth Page, Narrative and Multimodality
        2.    Edgar Schneider, International Association of World Englishes


Message 1: Narrative and Multimodality
Date: 06-Dec-2006
From: Ruth Page <Ruth.Pageuce.ac.uk>
Subject: Narrative and Multimodality



Full Title: Narrative and Multimodality

Date: 27-Apr-2007 - 28-Apr-2007
Location: Birmingham, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Ruth Page
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.lhds.uce.ac.uk/english/?page=narrative-and-multimodality

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature

Call Deadline: 05-Jan-2007

Meeting Description:

This symposium draws together innovative work that investigates the impact of multimodality on narrative theory and practice in a range of contexts, particulary with reference to the use of new media technologies.

Structuralist narratology claimed to transcend concerns with media. Alongside this, stylistically-oriented narrative analysis has traditionally privileged spoken and written modes of narrative. Granted, multimodality, or the reliance on more than one semiotic channel for conveying communicative content, is inherent in the face-to-face narrative communication in everyday interaction, where people draw on a range of visual, verbal, paralinguistic, and other cues to make sense of each other. However, the rapid development and increasing use of new media technologies suggest the need to revisit the relations between multimodality and narrative. The purpose of this symposium is to foster further work on multimodality and its impact on narrative production and processing in a variety of storytelling contexts.

The symposium aims to generate conversation that explores the following questions:
- How does the changing landscape of communication challenge the way we define, understand and use narrative?
- What is the relationship between narrative theory and multimodality?
- How far do classical and postclassical narrative frameworks account for texts that are multimodal or are transformed across media?
- How can methods of narrative analysis help us understand how multimodal narratives function in specific contexts?
- Do the new electronic media afford unprecedented opportunities for multimodality in narrative contexts?



Message 2: International Association of World Englishes
Date: 06-Dec-2006
From: Edgar Schneider <edgar.schneidersprachlit.uni-regensburg.de>
Subject: International Association of World Englishes



Full Title: International Association of World Englishes
Short Title: IAWE07

Date: 04-Oct-2007 - 06-Oct-2007
Location: Regensburg, Germany
Contact Person: Edgar Schneider
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www-iawe07.uni-regensburg.de

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2007

Meeting Description:

IAWE is an international scholarly association which aims to establish links among those who are involved with any aspect of World Englishes in research and/or teaching. The association focuses on global issues relating to three major aspects of World Englishes, language, literature, and pedagogy. IAWE is committed to the study of the forms and functions of varieties of Englishes in diverse cultural and sociolinguistic contexts. (See www.iaweworks.org/). IAWE has held annual conferences in North America, Asia, and Africa; in 2007 the organization will meet for the first time in Europe.

The conference theme is 'World Englishes: Problems – Properties – Prospects'. It reflects the wide range of interests and concerns of the society and the topics which will be discussed, including:
- political, pedagogical, anthropological and cultural issues raised by the global spread and the increasing indigenization of English in many countries around the globe;
- structural features and conditions of use of these newly-emerging varieties, and general linguistic questions raised by these processes of contact and change;
- social repercussions and sociolinguistic consequences which will result from the 'glocalization' of the English language.

The 13th Annual Conference of the International Association of World Englishes (IAWE) will be held at the University of Regensburg, Germany, from Oct. 4 to Oct. 6, 2007. Members of the association, scholars actively involved in research on World Englishes, and others interested in the subject are invited to attend the conference and to submit abstracts for conference presentations.

Invited speakers:

The following scholars have agreed to give invited presentations at IAWE 2007:
Plenary speakers:

Prof. Maria Lourdes S. Bautista (De la Salle University, Manila, The Philippines).
Prof. Rajend Mesthrie (University of Cape Town, South Africa)
Prof. Salikoko S. Mufwene (University of Chicago, USA)
Focus speakers:
Prof. Kingsley Bolton (University of Stockholm, Sweden)
Prof. Patricia Friedrich (Arizona State University, USA)
Prof. Saran Kaur Gill (University Kebangsaan Bangi, Malaysia)
Dr. Lisa Lim (University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
Prof. Christian Mair (University of Freiburg, Germany)
Prof. Pam Peters (Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia)

Abstract submission:

We invite abstracts for paper presentations (20 minutes, + 10 minutes for discussion) on the conference theme, as described above, and on all aspects related to World Englishes. Please submit abstracts of no more than 500 words, including references, as email attachments (in .doc or .pdf format) to the address given below. Provide both an anonymous copy and one which gives your contact details (name, affiliation, email, address).
Colleagues interested in organizing a workshop on a special topic within the conference are requested to get in touch with the organizer as soon as possible.

Deadline for abstract submission: March 31, 2007.
A local scientific committee and IAWE officials will be involved in the abstract selection process. Notifications of acceptance will be mailed by April 30, 2007.

Local organizing committee:

Prof. Edgar W.Schneider (Chair)
Dr. Stephanie Hackert
Thomas Hoffmann
Dr. Alexander Kautzsch
Dr. Florian Schleburg
Sonja Schmidt-Zeidler
Lucia Siebers
Maria Steger
Regina Trüb

IAWE 2007, c/o Prof. Edgar W. Schneider
University of Regensburg
Department of English and American Studies
D-93040 Regensburg
Germany

phone: +-49-941-9433470
fax: +-49-941-9431990



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