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LINGUIST List 21.230

Thu Jan 14 2010

Calls: General Ling, Socioling, English Lang/Canada

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        1.    Stefan Dollinger, Autonomy/Heteronomy & Homogeneity/Heterogeneity in Canadian English

Message 1: Autonomy/Heteronomy & Homogeneity/Heterogeneity in Canadian English
Date: 12-Jan-2010
From: Stefan Dollinger <dstefandchp.ca>
Subject: Autonomy/Heteronomy & Homogeneity/Heterogeneity in Canadian English
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Full Title: Autonomy/Heteronomy & Homogeneity/Heterogeneity in Canadian English
Short Title: Canadian English

Date: 25-Jul-2010 - 27-Jul-2010
Location: Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Contact Person: Stefan Dollinger
Meeting Email: dstefandchp.ca

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English (eng)

Call Deadline: 25-Feb-2010

Meeting Description:

Panel on Canadian English for IAWE-16, 25-27 July, Vancouver
Autonomy/Heteronomy and Homogeneity/Heterogeneity in Canadian English

Call for Papers

Panel on Canadian English for IAWE-16, 25-27 July, Vancouver
Autonomy/Heteronomy and Homogeneity/Heterogeneity in Canadian English

Convenors:
Stefan Dollinger (dstefandchp.ca) and John Newman (john.newmanualberta.ca)

We invite paper presentations for a workshop on the"Autonomy/Heteronomy and
Homogeneity/Heterogeneity in Canadian English"at the 16th Annual Conference of
the International Association for World Englishes. The 16th Annual Conference,
to be held in Vancouver, British Columbia, seems a perfect occasion to explore
Canadian English varieties from a global perspective. Typical questions in World
Englishes such as language and identity, language attitudes, language and
power,language and the media, the globalization/superregionalization of English,
and linguistic change in the Outer and Inner Circle dovetail well with aspects
of Canadian English and its varieties.

Previous contributions and synopses, such as Clarke (1993), addressed, among
other issues, the question of the autonomy of Canadian English and are worth
revisiting after more than 15 years. The notion of "Standard Canadian English"
(Chambers 1998) revolves around a fairly homogeneous standard dialect in a
large, socially defined group of speakers and would need to be resolved with
regional variation (e.g. Boberg 2008a). The first - and hitherto only -
conference entirely dedicated to the study of Canadian English, the 2005
Canadian English in the Global Context Conference (see Canadian Journal of
Linguistics 51(2&3)), has shown that a full range of Canadian English topics are
now being studied. Notions of an emerging North-American standard (e.g. Chambers
2002,) stand alongside studies that show persisting linguistic autonomy in
Canadian English (e.g. Boberg 2008b, Burnett 2006; Chambers 2006, Clarke, Elms
and Youssef 1995; Gold 2008), while others use Canadian English to uncover
linguistic constraints and change-in-progress (e.g. Tagliamonte and D'Arcy 2007,
Torres Cacoullos & Walker 2009), to contribute to the origins debate on other
varieties of English (e.g. Poplack and Tagliamonte 2001, Van Herk and Walker
2005) or to describe its diachronic development and formation (e.g. Dollinger
2008).

For this panel contributions are invited which provide insights on the question
of autonomy vs. heteronomy and/or homogeneity vs. heterogeneity in Canadian
English. Papers (c15-20 min.) can focus on any aspect of Phonetics/Phonology,
Morphosyntax, Lexis, Pragmatics and Attitudinal studies, and should have the
potential to shed light on the issue by offering empirical data. In most cases,
this would usually imply a contrastive approach of a Canadian English variety
with another variety of English as a backdrop.

The panel is open to all participants of the conference and will be held on one
afternoon. In keeping with the workshop character, contributions should
highlight the availability of existing resources for the study of the variety
for newcomers to the field. As all contributions for IAWE-16 must undergo the
general blind peer-review process, researchers must submit their workshop
proposals of a maximum of 300 words, including title and references, on-line via
the following link:
http://linguistlist.org/confcustom/WE2010Vancouver.

Researchers are requested to contact the convenors directly with a working title
by 25 February.
The deadline for online submissions is 28 February 2010.
Notification of acceptance will be sent via e-mail beginning 31 March 2010.

References:
Boberg, Charles. 2008a. Regional phonetic differentiation in Standard Canadian
English. Journal of English Linguistics 36(2): 129-154.
Boberg, Charles. 2008b. Canadian English vocabulary: national and regional
variants. Anglistik 19(2): 65-79.
Burnett, Wendy. 2006. Linguistic resistance on the Maine-New Brunswick border.
Canadian Journal of Linguistics 51(2/3): 161-76.
Chambers, J.K. 2006. Canadian Raising: retrospect and prospect. Canadian Journal
of Linguistics 51(2/3): 105-118.
Chambers, J.K. 2002. Patterns of variation including change. In: Chambers, J.K.,
Peter Trudgill and Natlie Schilling-Estes (eds). The Handbook of Language
Variation and Change. Malden, MA: Blackwell, 349-372.
Chambers, J.K. 1998. English: Canadian varieties. In: Edwards, John (ed.).
Language in Canada. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 252-272.
Clarke, Sandra (ed.). 1993. Focus on Canada. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
Clarke, Sandra, Ford Elms and Amani Youssef. 1995. The third dialect of English:
some Canadian evidence. Language Variation and Change 7: 209-228.
Dollinger, Stefan. 2008. New-Dialect Formation in Canada. Amsterdam: Benjamins.
Gold, Elaine. 2008. Canadian Eh? From Eh to Zed. Anglistik 19(2): 141-156.
Tagliamonte, Sali A. and Alexandra D'Arcy. 2007. Frequency and variation in the
community grammar: Tracking a new change through the generations. Language
Variation and Change 19:199-217.
Torres Cacoullos, Rena and James A. Walker. 2009. The present of the English
future: grammatical variation and collocations in discourse. Language 85(2):
321-354.
Poplack, Shana and Sali Tagliamonte. 2001. African American English in the
Diaspora. Oxford: Blackwell.
Van Herk, Gerard and James A. Walker. 2005. S marks the spot? Regional variation
and early African American correspondence. Language Variation and Change 17:113-131.
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