LINGUIST List 25.1671|
Wed Apr 09 2014
Calls: Socioling, Discourse Analysis, Ling & Lit, Applied Ling, Text/Corpus Ling/USA
Editor for this issue: Anna White
From: Joe Trotta <joe.trottasprak.gu.se>
Subject: Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association 25th Annual Conference
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Full Title: Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association 25th Annual Conference
Short Title: MAPACA
Date: 06-Nov-2014 - 08-Nov-2014
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Contact Person: Joseph Trotta
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://mapaca.net/
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics
Call Deadline: 14-Jun-2014
The Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association (MAPACA), a regional organization of the Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association (PCA/ACA), is an academic organization dedicated to critical analysis of various aspects of popular and American culture.
“Language and Popular Culture” invites papers on any topic related to the relationship between language and Popular Culture. Proposals may focus upon any type of language use or communicative event (written, spoken, visual, multi-modal) as it is evidenced in any Popular Culture phenomenon (e.g. film; television; the Internet; speculative fiction and genre fiction; comics; advertising; music; gaming; the tabloid press, etc.). The perspective taken may be contemporary or historical or a mix of both.
While the emphasis here is on language, the area is by nature interdisciplinary, combining methods and theoretical approaches from any number of academic disciplines, not least linguistics, literature studies, cultural studies, media studies, critical literacy and pedagogy.
Call for Papers:
Creative suggestions for papers are encouraged; however, potential presenters may wish to consider topics under broad headings such as:
- ‘Language and identity’, e.g. how certain dialects, registers and styles are produced and/or represented in popular media and what group memberships they signal,
- ‘Language and representation’, e.g. the ways in which linguistic representations in the popular media help to create and/or promote certain ways of thinking about social variables such as ethnicity, gender, social class, etc.,
- ‘Media rhetoric’, e.g. how media discourse (especially in advertising, talk shows and pundit-driven news) can work to impress a view on us, further specific interests or maintain a hegemony,
- ‘Computer-mediated communication/Language and technology’, e.g. how new technology and Web 2.0 conventions are introducing linguistic changes, promoting new discourse conventions and transforming the way we communicate in general
- ‘Popular Culture and language learning’ e.g. how the language encountered through Popular Culture can serve as a model for imitation for learners (both native and non-native) and how second-language learning can be promoted/enhanced through Popular Culture.
Naturally, other themes/proposals relevant to Language and Popular Culture are also welcome.
Any questions you have about the 'Language and Popular Culture' area can be sent to Joe Trotta (joe.trottasprak.gu.se). However, to submit a proposal to the conference, please use the proposal submission function on the conference website (http://mapaca.net/).
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