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LINGUIST List 20.3256

Fri Sep 25 2009

Calls: General Ling, Socioling, Historical Ling, Ling Theories/Ireland

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        1.    Máire Ní Chiosáin, New Perspectives on Irish-English

Message 1: New Perspectives on Irish-English
Date: 24-Sep-2009
From: Máire Ní Chiosáin <maire.nichiosainucd.ie>
Subject: New Perspectives on Irish-English
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Full Title: New Perspectives on Irish-English

Date: 11-Mar-2010 - 14-Mar-2010
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Contact Person: Bettina Migge
Meeting Email: jhiconferencesucd.ie
Web Site: http://www.ucd.ie/johnhume/conferences/index.html

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Historical Linguistics; Linguistic
Theories; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 16-Nov-2009

Meeting Description:

New Perspectives on Irish-English aims to assess the contemporary state of the
field. It aims to identify the main gaps through comparison with research on
other varieties of English and with research methodologies used in different
domains of linguistics, and thus define potential future directions for research.

Call for Papers

The distinctive structural properties of the varieties of English spoken in
Ireland have attracted much attention. Research has generally focused on
divergent morphological, syntactic and phonological features, their origins and
to some extent their development. However, there has been relatively little
cross-fertilization between the different research foci/agendas. Equally
noteworthy is the fact that there is comparatively little research on the
phonetics, sociolinguistics and pragmatics of Irish English. For instance, most
studies focus heavily on conservative rural and working class urban populations,
while there is little published research on middle class varieties, issues of
language and identity (e.g. the role of distinctive Irish English features in
the construction of middle class and urban identities, including among newcomers
to Ireland), and the social stratification of English in the larger urban
centres or in rural areas in general.

Sessions will focus on
- formal approaches (including phonology/phonetics, syntax/morpho-syntax)
- historical approaches including language contact (e.g. substrate influences
from Irish)
- sociolinguistic and linguistic anthropological approaches (e.g. social
stratification, language & identity, language attitudes, usage patterns by
indigenous, immigrant and 'diaspora' populations)
- pragmatic approaches (e.g. politeness, encoding of status.

We also encourage submission of papers focusing on comparisons with research on
other varieties of English and similar contact-settings. The conference will end
with a round table discussion.

We welcome abstracts in any of the areas listed above. Anonymous abstracts
should not exceed one page. A single additional page may be added with examples
and references. Name, affiliation and contact details should be provided in the
accompanying e-mail. Please indicate whether the submission is for an oral or
poster session.

Abstracts should be sent to: jhiconferencesucd.ie
Deadline: 16th November.
Notification of acceptance will be sent out by 21st December.

The conference is being organised by Bettina Migge and Máire Ní Chiosáin of, the
School of Irish, Celtic Studies, Irish Folklore and Linguistics, UCD, in
conjunction with the UCD John Hume Institute for Global Irish Studies.
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