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LINGUIST List 24.4206

Thu Oct 24 2013

Calls: General Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Bryn Hauk <brynlinguistlist.org>

Date: 23-Oct-2013
From: Lauren Miller <mille957purdue.edu>
Subject: Purdue University School of Languages and Cultures 14th Annual Graduate Student Symposium
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Full Title: Purdue University School of Languages and Cultures 14th Annual Graduate Student Symposium

Date: 07-Mar-2014 - 08-Mar-2014
Location: West Lafayette, IN, USA
Contact Person: Lauren Miller Liana Hakobyan
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 10-Dec-2013

Meeting Description:

Purdue University School of Languages and Cultures 14th Annual Graduate Student Symposium March 7-8, 2014
Merging Borders: Language, Literature and Communication in Cross-cultural Contexts

Throughout history, previously isolated groups have come into contact with outsiders, in terms of customs, religion, and language. These interactions can yield varying results based on the specific circumstances of the cultural meeting. How well do two groups unknown to each other successfully communicate across cultural boundaries? What are the literary, linguistic, socio-political and cultural outcomes of such communication? How do cross-cultural interactions alter the way original members of the same group communicate? Research into specific interactions of this type can reveal patterns in the nature of human language and communication, as well as provide an insight into certain aspects of cultural and literary production across merging borders.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Dov-Ber Kerler, Indiana University
Dr. Karen Thornber, Harvard University

Invited Speakers:

Dr. Rafael Climent-Espino, Baylor University
Dr. Muriel Gallego, Ohio University

Call for Papers:

The Purdue University School of Languages and Cultures invites graduate students to submit original research whose results contribute to an understanding of communication across cultural, geographic and linguistic boundaries. This symposium aims to foment discussion surrounding an issue of ever more importance in the United States and across the globe as technology and globalization shift the way humans interact toward an ever more connected society. The struggle between conformity and maintenance of individual and cultural diversity merits special focus in a time of such unprecedented social change.

Send abstracts to Lauren Miller at mille957purdue.edu by Dececember 10, 2013. Abstracts are to be written in English and limited to one page (an extra page may be allowed for references, figures and tables). Individual and panel submissions are welcome from a variety of fields, including but not limited to:

- Language acquisition
- Second language studies
- Applied linguistics
- Sociolinguistics
- Historical linguistics
- Phonetics/phonology
- Syntax/semantics
- Pragmatics
- Bilingualism
- Cognitive studies
- Anthropology literature
- Comparative literature
- Transatlantic literature
- Colonial studies
- Gender and sexuality studies
- Communication
- Sociology
- Education
- American studies
- Cultural studies
- Film studies

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