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LINGUIST List 20.4296

Mon Dec 14 2009

Calls: Anthropological Ling, Socioling/USA

Editor for this issue: Kate Wu <katelinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Maria Luz Garcia, Speech Play and Verbal Art: In Honor of Joel Sherzer

Message 1: Speech Play and Verbal Art: In Honor of Joel Sherzer
Date: 12-Dec-2009
From: Maria Luz Garcia <mluzgarciamail.utexas.edu>
Subject: Speech Play and Verbal Art: In Honor of Joel Sherzer
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Full Title: Speech Play and Verbal Art: In Honor of Joel Sherzer
Short Title: SALSA

Date: 26-Mar-2010 - 28-Mar-2010
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Contact Person: Maria Garcia
Meeting Email: salsaututs.cc.utexas.edu
Web Site: http://www.utexas.edu/students/salsa

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 20-Jan-2010

Meeting Description:

The Symposium About Language and Society Austin is pleased to announce its 18th
Annual Meeting to be held March 26, 27, and 28 at the University of Texas at
Austin. This year the conference will be held in honor of Dr. Joel Sherzer in
order to mark his significant contributions to the study of language and
culture. SALSA is now accepting proposals for papers focusing on the theme of
speech play and verbal art as outlined in one of Dr. Sherzer's most recent
works, Speech Play and Verbal Art (2002). As Sherzer has noted, speech play
consists of 'The manipulation of elements and components of language in relation
to one another, in relation to the social and cultural contexts of language use,
and against the backdrop of other verbal possibilities in which it is

2010 Invited Speakers
Richard Bauman - Indiana University
Laura Cervantes - Universidad de Costa Rica
Adolfo Constenla - Universidad de Costa Rica
Steven Feld - University of New Mexico
Aaron Fox - Columbia University
Laura Graham - University of Iowa
William F. Hanks - The University of Texas at Austin
Yolanda Lastra - Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Lev Michael - University of California at Berkeley
Greg Urban - University of Pennsylvania
Anthony C. Woodbury - The University of Texas at Austin

Special Parasession: Poetics at the threshold of context

In addition to the general session, we are accepting proposals for contributions
to a para-session on potential trajectories for further work in linguistic
anthropology based on Sherzer's legacy. In particular, we see a janus faced
threshold for research on the interface of language and culture - the formal
properties of language cannot be fully understood without understanding how
language is used socially, and social action cannot be understood without
understanding how people are making use of the formal properties of language.
Such approaches would take seriously both recent work in linguistics and social

Call for Papers

Please send submissions to SALSA 2010 through the online submission form on the
SALSA web site.


All submissions must include two abstracts: An extended abstract not to exceed
4,100 characters and spaces (approximately 600 words), including references and
examples; and a shorter abstract not to exceed 1,100 spaces and characters
(approximately 150 words). Please note that the online submission form does not
accept special formatting or text such as IPA. Only electronic submissions sent
through our online form will be accepted. Each person is limited to one
submission as the primary author; multiple submissions by the same first author
will not be accepted.

Deadline for receipt of abstracts is January 20, 2010. Late submissions will not
be accepted, and we cannot accept papers that are to be published elsewhere.
Notification of acceptance will be sent in the first week of February 2010.
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