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LINGUIST List 23.2797

Thu Jun 21 2012

Calls: English, Sociolinguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <alisonlinguistlist.org>

Date: 20-Jun-2012
From: Cathy McClure <cathymcclureyahoo.com>
Subject: English - Global and Local
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Full Title: English - Global and Local

Date: 12-Apr-2013 - 14-Apr-2013
Location: New York City, NY, USA
Contact Person: Cathy McClure
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 14-Jan-2013

Meeting Description:

58th Annual Conference of the International Linguistic Association
http://www.ilaword.org
April 12-14, 2013

The International Linguistic Association (ILA) invites you to its 58th annual conference to be held at Kingsborough Community College at the City University of New York, April 12-14, 2013.

The theme of the conference is English - Global and Local. Over the past half century English has become ever more widely spoken across the globe, and at the same time multiple and increasingly distinctive varieties have emerged. Both phenomena have given rise to questions and controversy. What accounts for the spread of English? Is it to be considered entirely or mainly a product of political, economic, or cultural imperialism? Or is it better explained as a result of social and economic change at the local level? How do we account for the development of local varieties? How should those varieties be handled in formal education and in literature? What is the significance of English and the diverse English languages for the political and social identities of people in different parts of the world? What are the consequences of the dominance of English for the use of other languages?

Call for Papers:

Proposals on these and related questions are particularly invited. We also welcome proposals in other areas of linguistics and on other languages.

The submission deadline is January 14, 2013. Time allotted for presentations will be 20 minutes for delivery of the paper plus 5 minutes for discussion.

Proposals may be made for 1) paper presentations, 2) panel presentations, or 3) poster presentations.

To make a proposal for a paper or poster presentation, please send an abstract of 300 words or less, specifying at the head which kind of presentation it is for.

Proposals for panel sessions must include an overall summative abstract for the panel as well as abstracts of all the individual papers. Each abstract should be no more than 300 words long. An individual panel session can run up to 2 hours; please specify your preferred length.

Information about how to submit proposals will be posted at http://www.ilaword.org/annual_conference.htm, as will further details about the conference.



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