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LINGUIST List 21.2528

Tue Jun 08 2010

Calls: Socioling, Media Ling/Ireland

Editor for this issue: Di Wdzenczny <dilinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Aoife Lenihan, 4th International Language in the Media Conference

Message 1: 4th International Language in the Media Conference
Date: 08-Jun-2010
From: Aoife Lenihan <aoife.lenihanul.ie>
Subject: 4th International Language in the Media Conference
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Full Title: 4th International Language in the Media Conference

Date: 06-Jun-2011 - 08-Jun-2011
Location: Limerick, Ireland
Contact Person: Helen Kelly-Holmes
Meeting Email: helen.kelly.holmesul.ie

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Other Specialty: Media Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Oct-2010

Meeting Description:

This is the fourth in a series of international conferences organized around
the role of the media in relation to the representation, construction and/or
production of language. The first two conferences were held at Leeds
University, England: in 2005, Language in the Media: Representations,
Identities, Ideologies, and, in 2007, Language Ideologies and Media
Discourse: Texts, Practices, Policies. The third conference moved to Seattle
in the USA for a focus on Language in the New Media: Technologies and
Ideologies in September 2009. The fourth conference will be held at the
University of Limerick, Ireland with the focus on Language(?) in the
Rethinking the Field.

Keynote speakers
Mike Cormack (Sabhal Mòr Ostaigh, UK)
Nikolas Coupland (Cardiff University, UK)
Sari Pietikäinen (University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
Kathryn Woolard (University of California, San Diego, USA)

Call For Papers

4th International Language in the Media Conference
Language(?) in the Media(?): Rethinking the Field
Monday 6th to Wednesday 8th June 2011, University of Limerick, Ireland

Conference Theme
Following on from the previous three conferences, the fourth language in
the media conference seems like a good occasion to take stock of our focus
and revisit some of our basic concepts. Given the mundanity of media as an
unremarkable and integrated part of everyday life, does it still make sense
to delineate particular domains and activities as 'media'? Similarly, given the
inherent multimodality of contemporary media and the continuing
deconstruction of 'language' as a monolithic concept within sociolinguistics,
can and should we continue to mark out and focus on a particular set of
practices as 'language', and if so, how? With these questions in mind, we
invite you to submit abstracts for papers which explore the representation,
construction and/or production of language in the media, but in a way which
questions and problematises both 'language' and 'media'. One particular
area which seems to be ripe for this type of rethinking is that of minority
languages and media, and given the location of the conference in Ireland
and the interests of the local organisers, we would like to call in particular
for papers which address this topic in an innovative and paradigm-shifting
way. Alongside this particular focus, the 2011 conference will continue to
prioritize papers which address the following types of contexts/issues:

standard languages and language standards;
literacy policy and literacy practices;
language acquisition;
multilingualism and cross-/inter-cultural communication;
language and communication in professional contexts;
language and class, dis/ability, race/ethnicity, gender/sexuality and age;
media representations of speech, thought and writing;
language and education;
political discourse;
language, commerce and global capitalism.

Abstract submission

Please submit abstracts for papers (20 minutes plus 10 for discussion) by
email to helen.kelly.holmesul.ie no later than Friday 1st October 2010.
Abstracts should include a title, your contact details (name, mailing address,
email) and a description of your paper (250 -350 words). The conference
committee will begin reviewing abstract submissions immediately after the
deadline; notification of acceptance will be Monday 1st November 2010.
(Please send your abstract as a Word document or in the body of your

Programme, registration details etc. to follow
Please direct any queries to helen.kelly.holmesul.ie
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