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LINGUIST List 18.674

Sat Mar 03 2007

Calls: Anthropological Ling,Socioling/USA; Socioling/UK

Editor for this issue: Ania Kubisz <anialinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Joshua Raclaw, Conference on Culture, Language, and Social Practice
        2.    Anthea Fraser Gupta, 13th International Conference on Methods in Dialectology

Message 1: Conference on Culture, Language, and Social Practice
Date: 02-Mar-2007
From: Joshua Raclaw <joshua.raclawcolorado.edu>
Subject: Conference on Culture, Language, and Social Practice

Full Title: Conference on Culture, Language, and Social Practice
Short Title: CLASP

Date: 05-Oct-2007 - 07-Oct-2007
Location: Boulder, CO, USA
Contact Person: Joshua Raclaw
Meeting Email: clasp.conferencegmail.com
Web Site: http://www.colorado.edu/linguistics/faculty/kira_hall/clasp/conf/

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis;

Call Deadline: 15-Apr-2007

Meeting Description:

The program in Culture, Language and Social Practice (CLASP) at the University
of Colorado at Boulder is pleased to invite submissions to its first graduate
student-run interdisciplinary conference. The conference will take place from
Oct 5 - Oct 7, 2007. Confirmed plenary speakers are H. Samy Alim (Anthropology,
UC Los Angeles), Mary Bucholtz (Linguistics, UC Santa Barbara), Kathy Escamilla
(Education, University of Colorado), and Crispin Thurlow (Communication,
University of Washington).

The program in Culture, Language and Social Practice (CLASP) at the University
of Colorado at Boulder is pleased to invite submissions to its first graduate
student-run interdisciplinary conference. Abstracts for 20 minute papers
covering topics in various areas of sociocultural linguistics
(http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sociocultural_linguistics) are invited for either
the General Session or the Theme Session (see below) and are due by April 15,
2007. For both Sessions, we encourage papers that focus on the broad
connections between language, culture and society and are grounded in empirical
research. Examples of possible frameworks or analytic traditions for either
Session may include, but are not limited to:

Linguistic anthropology
Narrative studies
Critical discourse analysis
Conversation analysis
Language and identity
Discourse pragmatics
Computer-mediated discourse
Ethnography of speaking
Language and literacy
Verbal art and performance
Bilingualism and code-switching
Language globalization
Intercultural communication
Language socialization

Conference Details:

The Friday of the conference will consist of workshops with plenary speakers and
CLASP faculty, while Saturday and Sunday will be devoted to paper presentations
and plenary talks.

Theme Session
Papers for the Theme Session should focus on a topic or issue dealing with
interdisciplinary approaches to doing research on language, society and culture.
Papers for consideration in the Theme Session may address issues dealing with
crossing (inter)disciplinary boundaries in both theoretical and applied
research. Possible topics for the Theme Session might include: dialogues between
linguistic anthropology and sociolinguistics; the use of feminist and queer
conversation analysis; ethnographic approaches to doing critical discourse
analysis; etc.

Submission Guidelines
Please email a 500 word abstract to clasp.conferencegmail.com by April 15,
2007. The abstract should be attached in Microsoft Word (.doc) or Rich Text
(.rtf) format and should contain no information identifying the author(s) of the
paper. Abstracts are evaluated on an anonymous basis. In the body of the email,
please include the following information:

-Name(s) of author(s)
-University or other affiliation(s) of the author(s)
-Email address(es) of the author(s)
-Title of proposed paper
-Whether you'd like to be considered for the General or Themed session
-Equipment requirements
-Any additional comments
-3-5 keywords describing the paper

Notification of acceptance or non-acceptance will be sent via email by August 1,

About CLASP:

More information about CLASP can be found here:
Message 2: 13th International Conference on Methods in Dialectology
Date: 02-Mar-2007
From: Anthea Fraser Gupta <a.f.guptaleeds.ac.uk>
Subject: 13th International Conference on Methods in Dialectology

Full Title: 13th International Conference on Methods in Dialectology
Short Title: Methods XIII

Date: 04-Aug-2008 - 08-Aug-2008
Location: Leeds, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Burkhard Hauder
Meeting Email: engmethleeds.ac.uk
Web Site: http://www.leeds.ac.uk/english/methods.htm

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Oct-2007

Meeting Description:

The Thirteenth International Conference on Methods in Dialectology (Methods
XIII), hosted jointly by the Universities of Leeds and Sheffield, will take
place in Leeds from 4 to 8 August 2008. Abstracts of papers, suggestions for
special sessions and workshops, and enquiries, are now invited. Details are
available from the conference website, at www.leeds.ac.uk/english/methods.htm.

The special theme of the conference is 'Geolinguistics', and William Labov and
David Britain are to give keynote addresses in this area. Within and beyond this
theme, papers are invited on all subjects in the field of dialectology, from
variationist scholars working on any language or language group.

Abstracts for papers are now invited on any topic in regional, social, and
historical language variation. Presentations will be 20 minutes in length,
followed by a 10-minute discussion period.

Abstracts, of up to 300 words excluding bibliography, should be submitted either
by regular post to the address given below or by e-mail as RTF (or ASCII text)
files to: engmethleeds.ac.uk. Please submit two separate sheets, one containing
the abstract and title for the paper, the other the title and contact details of

The deadline for submission of abstracts is 31 October 2007. They will be
refereed anonymously by the Methods Steering Committee, and authors will be
notified of acceptance before the end of January 2008. In order to help with
conference funding, the Organising Committee requests that authors send by 1 May
2007 a note of their intention to take part, with a preliminary title of the
paper that they propose to present.

Suggestions for special sessions or workshops are welcome and should be
submitted to the Organising Committee before the submission deadline, as should
an intention to display a poster.

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