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LINGUIST List 21.4985

Thu Dec 09 2010

Calls: English, Discourse Analysis, Ling & Lit, Socioling/USA

Editor for this issue: Amy Brunett <brunettlinguistlist.org>


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        1.     David Bowie , Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric

Message 1: Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric
Date: 09-Dec-2010
From: David Bowie <david.bowieuaa.alaska.edu>
Subject: Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric
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Full Title: Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric

Date: 25-Feb-2011 - 26-Feb-2011
Location: Anchorage, Alaska, USA
Contact Person: Jamet Woods
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 07-Jan-2011

Meeting Description:

Organized by Department of English graduate students at UAA, the 16th annual Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric examines the relationships among identity, language, and pedagogy in the context of world Englishes.

Call for Papers:

Organized by Department of English graduate students at the University of Alaska Anchorage, the 16th annual Pacific Rim Conference on Literature and Rhetoric welcomes proposals in literary studies, composition and rhetoric, linguistics, history, anthropology, and other related fields. This year's conference examines the relationships among identity, language, and pedagogy in the context of world Englishes. In ''English worldwide,'' David Crystal poses the question, ''What happens to a language when it is spoken by many times more people as a second or foreign language than as a mother tongue?'' We seek to explore the implications of English's role as an arguably global lingua franca: for instance, what are the cultural and linguistic consequences of English's use in facilitating the development of global technologies and sciences, or in furnishing international political proceedings with a common dialogic space? The following represents a sample of potential presentation topics:

Literature in World English
Cultural neutrality
Opposition: cultural imperialism
Local uses, local identities
Many Englishes: dialects, global and local Englishes
Dual standard: commoditization of standardized English
Multicultural identities
Post‐colonial approaches to texts
The evolution of international English
The English Internet
Science and technology
Multilingual learning
English only movements
Stories of English

Individual paper proposals: Please send a 500 word abstract for 20‐minute papers, including the title of the paper; presenter's name and institutional affiliation; mailing address, phone and fax number, and e‐mail address.

Panel proposals: In addition to providing detailed contact information for each panel member, please send an abstract (700 words max.) summarizing the panel's rationale and describing each paper.

Submit proposals to pacrimconference2011gmail.com by January 7, 2011.

Please direct questions to:

Peter Kudenov and Jamet Woods, Conference Directors
Department of English, ADM 101D, University of Alaska Anchorage
3211 Providence Drive, Anchorage, AK 99508
(907) 768‐4826
pacrimconference2011gmail.com



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