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Calls: Ling & Literature/United Kingdom
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1. Jane Hodson ,
International Conference on Dialect and Literature
Message 1: International Conference on Dialect and Literature
From: Jane Hodson <j.hodsonsheffield.ac.uk>
Subject: International Conference on Dialect and Literature
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Full Title: International Conference on Dialect and Literature
Date: 11-Jul-2011 - 13-Jul-2011
Location: Sheffield, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Jane Hodson
Meeting Email: j.hodsonsheffield.ac.uk
Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature
Call Deadline: 04-Mar-2011
When an author writes a literary text either wholly or partly in dialect, he or
she is making a conscious choice to represent something other than the
standard language. This conference invites papers that explore this
process. We welcome papers from across different periods, different
genres and different geographical locations, including regional, social and
world dialects. Questions that might be addressed include, but are not
-what purposes does the representation of dialect have in literary texts?
-how do readers respond to the representation of dialect in literature?
-which critical frameworks are appropriate for the interpretation of dialect in
-what methodologies can we borrow from linguistics in order to analyse
-how does literary dialect differ from 'real' dialect?
-can a distinction be drawn between dialect in literature and dialect
-what are the ideological dimensions of the representation of literary
-how has the representation of dialect varied across time, place and genre?
-how can we study audience response to the literary representation of
This conference is being held to mark the concluding stage of our 'Dialect in
British Fiction 1800-1836' project, which has been funded by the AHRC. As
part of the conference we will be offering access to a beta version of the
database we have created.
Lisa Minnick (Western Michigan University)
Katie Wales (University of Nottingham)
Call For Papers
Please submit abstracts of 250 words to j.hodsonsheffield.ac.uk by Friday
4th March 2011.
We welcome papers that deal with dialect in languages other than English,
but would ask that all papers be presented in English.
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