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LINGUIST List 19.590

Wed Feb 20 2008

Calls: Phonetics,Phonology/Poland; Socioling,Discourse Analysis/Bulgaria

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

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        1.    Janina Mołczanow, Phonetics and Phonology of Media Discourse
        2.    Maria Georgieva Georgieva, Discourses of Globalization

Message 1: Phonetics and Phonology of Media Discourse
Date: 20-Feb-2008
From: Janina Mołczanow <jmolczanowuw.edu.pl>
Subject: Phonetics and Phonology of Media Discourse
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Full Title: Phonetics and Phonology of Media Discourse

Date: 18-Sep-2008 - 20-Sep-2008
Location: Warsaw, Poland
Contact Person: Janina Mołczanow
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://globe.ils.uw.edu.pl

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Phonetics; Phonology; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2008

Meeting Description:

Studies in sociophonetics reveal that the use of particular phonetic variables is linked to the social status, gender or age of the interlocutors. Furthermore, it has been demonstrated that phonetic and phonological form is shaped by various aspects of the context of interaction.

However, though sociophonetics has been the subject of growing interest within the last decades, there are few phonetic studies devoted to the language of media. The objective of the proposed workshop is to present the recent research findings on the role of phonetics and phonology in the construction of media discourse.

Topics and areas of work to be addressed may include but are not limited to the following:
- the role of segmental properties in the construction of media language;
- the function of suprasegmental features such as intonation, voice quality/vocal setting, and rhythm;
- the relationship between phonetic characteristics of the speaker and perception;
- the contribution of phonetic parameters to the judgments of the listener about the speaker’s personality;
- the possible effects of television/radio on pronunciation;
- the phonetic parameters of the journalists’ speech and the social status, age or gender of their audience.

Call for Papers

Presentations will follow the usual format of twenty minutes for the presentation and ten minutes for discussion. Abstracts (300-500 words), with the author's name, affiliation, e-mail address, and paper title should be sent via e-mail to the workshop organizer Janina Mołczanow (jmolczanowuw.edu.pl). The extended deadline for sending abstracts: 31 March 2008.

Notification of acceptance will be sent to the authors by the end of April 2008.

Message 2: Discourses of Globalization
Date: 19-Feb-2008
From: Maria Georgieva Georgieva <bsbsconferenceyahoo.com>
Subject: Discourses of Globalization
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Full Title: Discourses of Globalization

Date: 07-Nov-2008 - 09-Nov-2008
Location: Sofia, Bulgaria, Bulgaria
Contact Person: Maria Georgieva
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Translation

Call Deadline: 30-Jun-2008

Meeting Description:

The aim of the conference is to shed light on the impact of global processes on communication. The topic can be approached from different perspectives: meaning construction through new discourses, characteristics of discursive practices; ways of identification and conceptualization of human action; language policies; language manipulation; Global English and foreign language teaching/ learning; dynamics of globalization discourses in terms of universalization/ particularization, homogenization/ differentiation, integration/ fragmentation, etc.

Call for Papers

13th annual conference of the Bulgarian Society for British Studies (BSBS)

Time: November 7 - 9th, 2008.
Venue: Sofia University St. Kliment Ohridski, Sofia

Topic: Discourses of Globalization

Globalization is currently transforming the fundamental parameters of the post-modern world, challenging directly the primacy of the nation-state and national identity in their present form. Powerful forces of integration in all spheres of life are reconstituting the world into a single social space, creating possibilities of global identifications and shared identities - such as 'customers for the same goods or services', 'addressees of the same messages', or 'users of the same lingua franca' - amongst people far removed from one another in time and space.

The processes of integration are counterbalanced by equally powerful trends of weakening and dislocating national cultures. Many scholars argue that late modern societies no longer represent unified, well-bounded wholes, with a well-defined centre, developing according to a single organizing principle. They are fractured and de-centred, crosscut by different internal antagonisms and re-composed around new political or socio-cultural pivots conducive to the emergence of new discourses and the forging of a plurality of identities.

We invite submissions from scholars working in the field of:
Literature and Culture Studies
General Linguistics
Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics
Applied Linguistics, Translation Theory, Language Teaching/ Learning
Communication Studies, Intercultural Communication
History, Sociology of Language

Important Dates:
Submission deadline: June 30, 2008
Notification of acceptance: July 30, 2008
Conference dates: November 7th - 9th, 2008

Abstracts should be in a word or PDF file of maximum 500 words.
Submissions can be made at: bsbsconferenceyahoo.com
Assoc. Prof. Dr. Maria Georgieva

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