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LINGUIST List 21.2676

Tue Jun 22 2010

Calls: Anthropological Ling, Discourse Analysis, Sociolinguistics/USA

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        1.    Anna Marie Trester, Discourse 2.0: Language and New Media (Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics 2011)

Message 1: Discourse 2.0: Language and New Media (Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics 2011)
Date: 21-Jun-2010
From: Anna Marie Trester <amt23georgetown.edu>
Subject: Discourse 2.0: Language and New Media (Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics 2011)
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Full Title: Discourse 2.0: Language and New Media (Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics 2011)
Short Title: Discourse 2.0 GURT

Date: 10-Mar-2011 - 13-Mar-2011
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Contact Person: Anna Marie Trester
Meeting Email: gurtgeorgetown.edu
Web Site: http://www8.georgetown.edu/college/gurt/2011/index.html

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis;

Call Deadline: 10-Nov-2010

Meeting Description:

Electronic media have come to dominate our linguistic lives. Social media such as Facebook and Twitter are reshaping people's interactions. Texting and instant messaging are transforming the very meaning of 'conversation,' while Blogs and websites are gradually replacing newspapers and television as the primary news outlets.

These new worlds of words occasion innovative uses of language and new spaces for constructing identities, forming relationships, and expressing social meanings. GURT 2011 will explore how these ever-changing technologies affect ever-adapting discourse. The conference will bring together leading researchers from around the world and from various analytic perspectives, including anthropological linguistics, conversation and discourse analysis, interactional sociolinguistics, multimodality, variation analysis, and visual analysis.

Explorations into the discourse of new media place this year's GURT at the frontier of discourse as well as media studies.

Georgetown University Round Table on Languages and Linguistics (GURT) 2011
Discourse 2.0: Language and New Media
March 10-13, 2011

Deadline for submission of abstracts: November 10th, 2010
Website: http://www8.georgetown.edu/college/gurt/2011/index.html

Plenary Speakers
- Jannis Androutsopoulos, University of Hamburg
- Naomi Baron, American University
- Susan Herring, Indiana University at Bloomington
- Deborah Tannen, Georgetown University
- Crispin Thurlow, University of Washington

- Deborah Schiffrin, Georgetown University
and more....

We invite submissions in all areas relevant to language and new media, including:
- The language of Facebook, twitter, and other new media
- The language of texting, hypertext, and other new technologies
- Identity, Indexicality, and Intertextuality
- Language and gender, performance, and narrative

Possible themes may include:
- How the medium shapes language and social interaction
- How language and social interaction affect media
- Intergenerational/intercultural communication
- Language in medical, educational, legal, workplace, and other contexts

We welcome a range of approaches, including:
- Anthropological linguistics
- Conversation or discourse analysis
- Interactional sociolinguistics
- Multimodality
- Variation analysis
- Visual analysis
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