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Tue Oct 05 2010

Calls: General Linguistics/USA

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Message 1: 56th Annual Conference, International Linguistic Association
Date: 04-Oct-2010
From: David Branner <brannerchinesegmail.com>
Subject: 56th Annual Conference, International Linguistic Association
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Full Title: 56th Annual Conference, International Linguistic Association

Date: 15-Apr-2011 - 17-Apr-2011
Location: Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey, USA
Contact Person: Richard Simmons David Prager Branner
Meeting Email: abstractsilaword.org
Web Site: http://www.ilaword.org/annual_conference.htm

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 15-Jan-2011

Meeting Description:

Theme: Globalization, Language Contact and Language Vitality. (Papers in
any area of linguistics are appropriate, however.)

Through this theme we encourage examination of the interplay between
new forces of globalization, new forms of language contact, and new ways
in which languages can be considered endangered. With all the nuances
and contestations over its meaning, globalization has often been seen as a
potentially fatal force, silently limiting the use of local languages both
nationally and functionally, and precipitating sociolinguistic conditions that
lead to the endangerment of less powerful languages by more powerful
ones--those whose perceived power derives from political, economic,
cultural, or other conditions. This danger acquires momentum with the
increase in both incidence and avenues of language contact resulting from
the expanding network of peoples, cultures, goods, services, and ideas
across the globe. For this conference, participants are urged to examine
whether or not, in fact, globalization is affecting the constellation of
languages in the same ways and at the same rate in different regions of the
world, how local experiences of language contact and language change
may vary from place to place, and how languages in contact may be used
side-by-side, sometimes to complement and at other times to compete with
each other within the broader context of an inter-dependent world. We
hope to forge a diverse canvas of the dynamics and counter-dynamics of
language contact, language change, language shift and maintenance,
language endangerment and language vitality, through the varied
interpretive lenses of globalization.

Call for Papers

Papers in any area of linguistics are appropriate; however, the theme of this
year's conference is Globalization, Language Contact and Language
Vitality.

Possible topics for the conference might include:
- Migration, transnationalism and language endangerment/vitality
- Trajectories of language endangerment
- New nationalisms and language choice
- Global forces in language shift and maintenance
- Language in 'global' cities
- (Re)thinking linguistic rights
- (Re)thinking linguistic imperialism
- Language and cyberspace
- Translation Post-9/11
- Language policy and security concerns

Please submit proposals (300 word maximum) for individual papers to be
received no later than January 15, 2012. Time allotted presentations will be
20 minutes for delivery of the paper plus 5 minutes discussion. Proposals
for panels or poster sessions must include topics and a summary for each
speaker. Panels will not have discussants. All proposals should be
appropriate for publication in the meeting program.

Send proposals to abstractsilaword.org Authors of submissions will be
notified of acceptance by February 15, 2011.

Presenters are expected to be current members of ILA.

Registration fees:
- Pre-registration fee: (if payment is received by March 19, 2011)
- ILA Members: $100 (conference fee for paid-up 2011 ILA members)
- Non-ILA Members: $160 (conference fee + $60 membership fee)
- Students/Retirees: $ 80 (conference fee + $30 membership fee)

- Registration fee at Conference:
- ILA Members: $150 (conference fee for paid-up 2011 ILA members)
- Non-ILA Members: $210 (conference fee + $60 membership fee)
- Students/Retirees: $105 (conference fee + $30 membership fee)

- ONE DAY Registration is one-half the applicable fee above.

The Saturday banquet will be open to all for an additional nominal fee.
Advance banquet registration is advised, though payment may be made at
the conference.

The word 'Abstract' MUST be included in the subject line of the message.

Conference co-chairs:
RVanNess Simmons, Rutgers University
David Prager Branner, Grove School of Engineering, City College of New
York

To join the email-list for conference announcements, please visit
http://groups.google.com/group/ila-2011 and sign up.
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