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LINGUIST List 24.575

Thu Jan 31 2013

Calls: Anthro Ling, Socioling, Discourse Analysis, Pragmatics, General Ling/UK

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

Date: 29-Jan-2013
From: Jo Angouri <Jo.Angouriuwe.ac.uk>
Subject: I-mean 3 Identity and Language Conference
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Full Title: I-mean 3 Identity and Language Conference
Short Title: I-mean 3

Date: 18-Apr-2013 - 20-Apr-2013
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Jo Angouri
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/cahe/research/bristolcentreforlinguistics/i-mean/conferencedetails.aspx

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 05-Feb-2013

Meeting Description:

I-mean 3, Identity and Language Conference, UWE, Bristol 18-20 April 2013
Conference website: http://www1.uwe.ac.uk/cahe/research/bristolcentreforlinguistics/i-mean/conferencedetails.aspx

The third I-mean conference will address the relationship between language and identity.

Following the I-mean tradition, we seek to explore ways in which researchers can fruitfully work across methodological and disciplinary boundaries. We also welcome scholars from other disciplines who have an interest in the links between language and identity.

The conference aims to explore whether and to what extent bringing together different methodological and theoretical approaches can:

- Enhance understanding of identity attribution in interaction
- Lead to theoretically robust methodological innovation

Exploring how speakers use language to claim an identity has been explored but also challenged in the various traditions (ranging from mainstream sociolinguistic theory to linguistic anthropology). In the broadly defined field of sociolinguistics there are many conceptualisations of ‘identity’. Through language we actively construct and negotiate our self and social identities. It is through language that we index, directly and indirectly, who we are/how we wish to be perceived and where we (want to) belong. We see identity as (not exclusively but to a large extent) a linguistic phenomenon, dynamic and constantly evolving.

Plenary Speakers:

Dawn Archer
Nik Coupland
Penny Eckert
Lorenza Mondada
Ben Rampton
Ruth Wodak

Round table: Stances, methodologies and methods for the analysis of identity in interaction

Final Call for Papers:

Abstract submission deadline: 5 February

Papers are invited from researchers working across different linguistic fields and traditions, focusing on any aspect of language and identity.

Main Conference Themes:

- Constructionist and post-modern approaches to identity
- Identity in spoken interaction: methodologies and methods
- Three waves of variation studies
- Variation, identity and language change, revisited
- Multimodal approaches
- The relationship between role and identity
- Culture, language(s) and identity
- Identity Theory and Social Theory

Submission Details:

Abstracts of no more than 350 words (max and including references, if absolutely necessary) are invited. The deadline for receipt of abstracts is 5 February. Abstracts should not include the name and affiliation of the author(s).

To submit an abstract please use the following web-service:

http://linguistlist.org/confservices/imean2013

In the meantime, please don’t hesitate to contact imeanuwe.ac.uk and: Jo.Angouriuwe.ac.uk or Kate.Beechinguwe.ac.uk for any further details.



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