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LINGUIST List 20.1863

Thu May 14 2009

Calls: Sociolinguistics, Anthropological Linguistics/UK

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        1.    Dominic Watt, Borders and Identities Conference 2010

Message 1: Borders and Identities Conference 2010
Date: 13-May-2009
From: Dominic Watt <dw539york.ac.uk>
Subject: Borders and Identities Conference 2010
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Full Title: Borders and Identities Conference 2010
Short Title: BIC2010

Date: 08-Jan-2010 - 09-Jan-2010
Location: Newcastle, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Dominic Watt
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.york.ac.uk/res/aiseb/bic2010/

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Jul-2009

Meeting Description:

While research on borderlands is well-established in the social sciences, it is
only within recent years that interest in such regions as sites of particular
relevance has taken hold within the fields of sociolinguistics and the sociology
of language. Findings from studies on the relationships between and
interdependence of language, borders and identities are of great value for many
other disciplines within the social sciences – anthropology, human geography,
and political science, among others. In the same way, the insights from social
scientific research in border areas provide sociolinguists with challenging new
theoretical frameworks within which to situate empirical evidence revealing the
exact nature of the role language plays in identity-making and –marking in sites
where identity is fluid, complex and emergent in social interaction.

The Borders and Identities Conference (BIC2010) has two aims: 1) to demonstrate
our current state of knowledge in this fast-developing area of sociolinguistic
inquiry, and 2) to provide an interdisciplinary perspective in order that the
results of recent sociolinguistic studies on the topic can be contextualised in
broader social scientific discourse. Our principal objective in organising the
meeting is to foster new collaborative research initiatives by bringing together
scholars in allied disciplines, with a view to extending and refining our
understanding of the language-identity nexus in regions where in-group and out-
group categorisations may be problematic, or at least more salient than

Keynote Addresses:

Dave Britain (Essex) 'Where North meets South?: Contact, Divergence, and the
Routinisation of the Fenland Dialect Boundary'
Nik Coupland (Cardiff) 'Where does Welsh Begin and End? Ideological Boundary
Disputes in the Revitalisation of a Minority Language'
Danny Dorling (Sheffield) 'If Lions Could Talk: Attempts at Mapping over the Borders'

Call for Papers:

The BIC2010 organising committee welcomes abstracts for oral and poster
presentations on the theme of identity construction in borderland areas. Papers
need not have a principally linguistic focus.

Abstracts should not exceed 400 words in length, including references. Please
submit anonymised abstract(s)- in .rtf and PDF format - by e-mail to
bic2010events.york.ac.uk no later than 1st July 2009. Include your name and
affiliation, and those of any co-authors, in the accompanying e-mail. Please
also state whether you wish your paper to be considered for an oral presentation
or a poster if you have any preference.

Oral Presentations:

Papers will be allotted 30 minutes in total (20 mins for paper, 10 mins for

Poster Presentations:

Posters may be up to A0 size (841 × 1189mm), and should be prepared in portrait

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