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LINGUIST List 21.4190

Thu Oct 21 2010

Calls: General Linguistics, French, Italian/USA

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


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        1.     Libby Gertken , UT French & Italian Graduate Student Conference

Message 1: UT French & Italian Graduate Student Conference
Date: 20-Oct-2010
From: Libby Gertken <libmallyahoo.com>
Subject: UT French & Italian Graduate Student Conference
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Full Title: UT French & Italian Graduate Student Conference
Short Title: 2011 FIGSO Conference, UT

Date: 15-Apr-2011 - 16-Apr-2011
Location: Austin, Texas, USA
Contact Person: Libby Gertken
Meeting Email: libmallyahoo.com

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): French (fra)
Italian (ita)

Call Deadline: 31-Jan-2011

Meeting Description:

French and Italian Graduate Student Conference
'Contrasts: Literary and Linguistic Development through Difference'
University of Texas at Austin
April 15-16, 2011

Keynote speakers:
Zsuzsanna Fagyal (French linguistics; University of Illinois at Urbana-
Champaign)
Michael Syrimis (Italian studies; Tulane University)

The French and Italian Graduate Student Organization is proud to
announce its 8th annual Graduate Student Conference. Contrasts in
literature and language exist because they arise from the contrastive nature
of human cognition and social organizations. An exploration of these
differences can broaden our understanding of literature and language, and
aid in the development of linguistic and literary theory. We welcome papers
that focus on various manifestations of contrasts in French and Italian
linguistics and literature.

Call For Papers

Possible topics may address:
-Literary and linguistic differences between dialects
-Marked transformations in an author's body of work/Unexpected or sudden
changes in an intellectual's ideology
-Differences in the internal cognitive state of adults vs. children during
language learning
-Distribution of linguistic forms in different text-types
-Literary changes in gender studies (normativity, performance)
-Linguistic gender roles
-Characterizations of speech and comprehension in language learners vs.
native speakers
-Ante and post bellum literature
-Debates between intellectuals or theorists
-Geographical divisions and their cultural, linguistic and economic
implications
-Changing theoretical currents
-The differences in language use in pre and post mass media culture
-Differences in linguistic and literary trends pre and post standardization of
the language

Please send an abstract in English of no more than 500 words to
FIGSO2011gmail.com before January 31, 2011. Be sure to include your
Name, Affiliation, and contact information in the abstract and place
your Subject Area (French Linguistics, Italian Linguistics, French Literature,
Italian Literature) in the subject line of your email.
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