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Sat Nov 06 2010

Calls: Socioling, Media Linguistics/Spain

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        1.     Juan Manuel Hernández-Campoy , Sociolinguistics and the Media

Message 1: Sociolinguistics and the Media
Date: 05-Nov-2010
From: Juan Manuel Hernández-Campoy <jmcampoyum.es>
Subject: Sociolinguistics and the Media
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Full Title: Sociolinguistics and the Media
Short Title: SM

Date: 08-Sep-2011 - 11-Sep-2011
Location: Logroño (La Rioja), Spain
Contact Person: Juan Manuel Hernández-Campoy
Meeting Email: jmcampoyum.es

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Other Specialty: Media Linguistics

Call Deadline: 12-Nov-2010

Meeting Description:

As we know, Sociolinguistics is that area of Linguistics which deals with the
relationships between language and society. It specifically focuses on how
human beings actually use language in social interaction in their everyday
lives, and its studies are made of languages in their social context entirely.
To simplify somewhat, its concerns are to learn more about language by
investigating topics such as the mechanisms of linguistic change, the nature
of linguistic variability, and the structure of linguistic systems.
Through the correlation of extralinguistic factors, such as socio-
demographic and/or context variables, with linguistic variables,
Sociolinguistics is being able to detect, locate, describe and explain the
symmetry existing between social variation and linguistic variation in terms
of sociolinguistic variation. Significance is understood as the causality
relationship of linguistic and extralinguistic data.

The samples used from mass media communication have been
demonstrated to be very useful sources for the study of styling and the
analysis of linguistic variation and change. On the one hand, style enjoys a
pivotal position in sociolinguistic variation, with stylistic (or intra-speaker)
variation constituting a principal component together with linguistic variation
and social (or inter-speaker) variation. On the other, language variation and
change are one of the two sides of the sociolinguistic coin (together with
linguistic diversity), constituting one of the great unsolved mysteries of
linguistic science, and consequently a challenge to generations of scholars
so far. In many ways, they reflect the multifaceted shaping of human
relationships for the transmission of social meaning.

The aim of this workshop is to show results and conclusions from different
empirical studies carried out in different and distant languages, focussing on
variationist phenomena of language use and choice, and emphasizing
theoretical as well as methodological aspects.

Call For Papers

-All presentations will be 20 minutes plus a 10 minute question time.

-Interested researchers in taking part in this workshop are kindly invited to
contact J.M. Hernández-Campoy (jmcampoyum.es) with their name,
affiliation and a provisional title by 12 November 2010.

-If the present workshop proposal is accepted (the date of notification being
15th December 2010), abstracts should be submitted to SLE' conference
website (http: //sle2011.cilap.es/) by 15 January 2011.

Important Dates (Summary):
-Submission of provisional title: 12 November 2010.
-Notification of acceptance of workshop proposal: 15th December 2010.
-If the workshop proposal is accepted then all abstracts will need to be
submitted to SLE by 15th January 2011, via the SLE conference website:
http://sle2011.cliap.es
-Notification of acceptance: 31st March 2011
-Registration: From April 2011 onwards
-Conference: 8-11 September 2011

Prof. Juan Manuel Hernández-Campoy (Dr.)
Departamento de Filología Inglesa
Facultad de Letras
Campus de La Merced
Universidad de Murcia
30071 Murcia (Spain)
Tel.: +34-868-88.31.81
Tel. Móvil: 629-552424
Fax.: +34-868-88.31.85
E-Mail: jmcampoyum.es
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