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LINGUIST List 19.2635

Thu Aug 28 2008

Calls: Anthrop Ling,Disc Analysis/Poland; General Ling,Lang Doc/USA

Editor for this issue: F. Okki Kurniawan <okkilinguistlist.org>


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        1.    Malgorzata Sokol, Constructions of the Other in Cultural Stereotypes
        2.    Sylvia Reed, Arizona Linguistics Circle 2


Message 1: Constructions of the Other in Cultural Stereotypes
Date: 28-Aug-2008
From: Malgorzata Sokol <msokolautograf.pl>
Subject: Constructions of the Other in Cultural Stereotypes
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Full Title: Constructions of the Other in Cultural Stereotypes

Date: 06-May-2009 - 08-May-2009
Location: Szczecin, Poland, Poland
Contact Person: Malgorzata Sokol
Meeting Email: kfaconferencegmail.com

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Ling &
Literature; Sociolinguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 15-Dec-2008

Meeting Description:

Us and Them - Them and Us: Constructions of the Other in Cultural Stereotypes
- Perceptions, Challenges, Meanings, May 6-8, 2009, University of Szczecin, Poland

Call for Papers

We encounter ''them'' every day often unaware of ''their'' constructed nature
which results from our cultural standards and the perception of ourselves.
Preconceptions of the Other are chiefly articulated through stereotypes. For
sociologists stereotypes can initially assist in coming to terms with a complex
world. Then they might serve as a first key to access the previously unknown. In
intercultural communication their value is defined by their potential of either
opening new vistas of other cultures or impeding them. In short stereotypes are
ambivalent and ambiguous and contribute to shaping identities.

At worst auto- and heterostereotypes have left their traces on cultural
relations between European countries or within allegedly homogeneous cultures as
in the United Kingdom. Though ultimately not the cause of wars, stereotypes
helped pave the way to open (World War I and II) and concealed warfare (Cold
War). But even if not taken to the extremes, stereotypes seem to live a life of
their own against all the odds of rational knowledge.

The conference seeks to examine the constructedness of stereotypes from the
angles of many disciplines and will put its focus on cultural relations between
Europe and anglophone cultures and on patterns of preconception within the
anglophone world. Language, literature and the arts are major construction sites
of stereotypes and cultural identities as are children's and classroom books.
Translation activities may be considered an original border country of cultural
encounters and so are (inter) cultural studies. While media tend by their very
nature to foster stereotypes, recent intercultural teaching strategies in the
foreign English language classroom strive for the opposite.

The English Philology Department of Szczecin University is pleased to announce a
conference on the issues of identity, stereotypes and linguistic rights. Twenty
years after the fall of the Iron Curtain the organizer conclude that the city of
Szczecin, at the crossroads of important European transit routes and located in
a sensitive cultural border zone, seems to be an ideal site for this conference.
Under the rule of Poland, Denmark, Sweden, Prussia, Germany and France, the city
has always adjusted well to its inhabitants and their ways of life. Szczecin
therefore is ready to bring together East and West and North and South!

Registration fee: 75 Euro
Deadline for abstracts: Dec 15, 2008
Sent to: kfaconferencegmail.com

Organizing committee:
dr. hab. Kamila Turewicz, Prof. US
Prof. Uwe Zagratzki
dr Anna Gonerko-Frej
dr Małgorzata Sokół
dr Joanna Witkowska
Message 2: Arizona Linguistics Circle 2
Date: 27-Aug-2008
From: Sylvia Reed <slreedemail.arizona.edu>
Subject: Arizona Linguistics Circle 2
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Full Title: Arizona Linguistics Circle 2
Short Title: ALC2

Date: 31-Oct-2008 - 02-Nov-2008
Location: Tucson, AZ, USA
Contact Person: Jeffrey Punske
Meeting Email: arizonalinguisticscircle2gmail.com

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Language Documentation

Call Deadline: 31-Aug-2008

Meeting Description:

The second annual meeting of the Arizona Linguistics Circle will be held October
31-November 2, 2008 on the campus of the University of Arizona.

Final Call for Papers: Please note call deadline!

The theme of this year's conference is ''The Interface of Language Documentation
and Formal Linguistics.'' Talks addressing technology and language documentation
are also strongly encouraged. Abstracts from all areas from linguistics are
welcomed but abstracts fitting with the theme will be given preference.

Abstracts are invited for 20-minute talks with a 10 minute question period to
follow. Submissions are limited to one individual and one joint abstract per author.

Invited Speakers:
B. Elan Dresher (University of Toronto)
Alana Johns (University of Toronto)
Mary Willie (University of Arizona, Tucson)

Submission Guidelines:
Abstracts should be anonymous and in PDF form, limited to one page (with 1 inch
margins on all sides and 11 point font size) with an optional second page for
examples and references. Any non-standard fonts should be embedded in the PDF
document.

Abstracts should include up to five keywords after the title, including subfield
and language (family), in order to help us match the abstracts to reviewers
familiar with the topics discussed in the abstracts.

Submissions by graduate students are particularly welcome. Graduate students are
eligible to apply for the best student abstract award with the cash benefit of
$150. If you would like to have your abstract considered for this award, note
your current student status at the top of the abstract.

Abstract submissions should be sent to arizonalinguisticscircle2gmail.com.

Submission deadline: August 31, 2008
Notification of Acceptance: September 19, 2008
Conference dates: October 31-Nov 2, 2008

Student Organizing Committee:
Jeffrey Punske (Organizer)
Sylvia Reed (Co-organizer)
Alex Trueman (Co-organizer)
Dainon Woudstra (Co-organizer)

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