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LINGUIST List 21.4146

Tue Oct 19 2010

Calls: Sociolinguistics, Media Linguistics/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: 18-Oct-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: 15-Nov-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
Media(?): 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)

Finall Call For Papers

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. 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: 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.

Please submit abstracts for papers to helen.kelly.holmesul.ie no later than
15th November 2010. Abstracts should include a title, your contact details
(name, mailing address, email) and a description of your paper (250-350

Conference fees:
Fee includes: lunches (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday), dinner
(Monday and Tueday), refreshments, book of abstracts, conference bag,
internet password etc.
Early registration (by 31 March): 200 euros
Late registration (on/after 1 April): 240 euros
Early registration (students): 180 euros
Late registration (students): 220 euros

All rooms are en suite and rate includes breakfast: 58 euros per night (early
registration plus 3 nights accommodation = 374 euros)
If you are coming to Europe for the ISB Symposium, why not stay on in
Ireland for a few extra days to travel, work, etc. You can book your room for
additional days before / after conference at the rate of 58 euros per night
(please book early for this option).

Registration: Registration will open shortly.

A number of Airlines fly direct to Shannon Airport from locations in UK, USA
and continental Europe. Alternatively, you can fly to Dublin Airport and
travel to Limerick by train/bus or by connecting flight with Aer Lingus. Here
are some useful links:
Shannon Airport http://www.shannonairport.com/index.html
Dublin Airport http://www.dublinairport.com/
Aer Lingus www.aerlingus.com
Ryanair www.ryanair.com
Iarnród Éireann/Irish Rail http://www.irishrail.ie
Bus Éireann http://www.buseireann.ie
Kavanagh's Bus (direct service from Dublin Airport to UL)

Conference website: http://www.ul.ie/llcc/cals/english/lang-media.shtml.
Please direct any queries to helen.kelly.holmesul.ie.
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