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Message 1: COSWL Revised Language and Gender Conf. Info.

Date: Mon, 14 Jun 1993 14:35:39 COSWL Revised Language and Gender Conf. Info.
From: Kathryn Remlinger <karemlinmtu.edu>
Subject: COSWL Revised Language and Gender Conf. Info.

Please note that this is a revised version of a previously sent message.
The following changes should be noted:

oThe conference site is scheduled to be Campbell Hall.
oThe title of Penny Eckert and Sally McConnell-Ginet's talk is "Gender,
Power, and Meaning".
oYou may register for the conference by email, but you must send your check
for registration fees through snail mail to Vicky Bergvall. You will
receive a receipt at the conference.
oIf you would like a map of Columbus and OSU, please email requests to Kate
Remlinger, karemlinmtu.edu.
oYou must register separately for the workshops.
oIf you are planning on attending the language and gender syllabi workshop
and would like copies of the syllabi, please contact Kate--we need to know
how many copies to make. The copies will be an additional cost of $10-15.

CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FORM
"The Language-Gender Interface:
Theories and Methods for Research and Teaching"
July 15-19
a conference sponsored by the Committee on the Status of
Women in Linguistics

Your Name: ___________________________________________
Affiliation: _________________________________________
Please print (carefully) as you would like this to appear on
your badge.

Please give the address to which any other information
should be sent:
Street address: __________________________________________
City: ___________________ State/Province: ___________
Country: __________________ Zip/Postal code: __________
Office Phone: ( ) _____________________
Home Phone: ( ) _____________________
Fax: ( ) _____________________
e-mail: ___________________________

REGISTRATION FEES
Registration fee covers admittance to all conference talks,
coffee breaks, receptions, and workshops (exclusive of
optional photocopied materials, for which you will be
charged on-site when you register); the conference program,
plus a fee to the Institute for hosting us. Registrations
received after June 25 and before July 7 will cost $5 more.
All registrations received after July 7 will not be
processed; checks will be returned uncashed.

FACULTY/EMPLOYED
Registered before June 25, $40. $_______.
After June 25, add $5. +$_______.
If enrolled at the Linguistic Institute
 (need ID), subtract $5. P$_______.

FULL TIME STUDENT*/UNEMPLOYED,
Registered before June 25, $20. $_______.
After June 25,add $5. +$_______.
If enrolled at the Linguistic Institute
 (need ID), subtract $5. P$_______.
*Please enclose evidence of your student status
 (copy of ID).

Banquet/Buffet ticket
(check here if vegetarian _____) $12. $_______.

TOTAL ENCLOSED $______.

PAYMENT: Please send all checks in American dollars.
Payments accepted in personal check or money order (by mail
& on-site), as well as cash (on-site). Please make checks
payable to COSWL L&G Conference.

___ I am interested in attending the following workshops,
 ranked: W__, W__, W__, W__.
___ I am interested in getting the packet of Language and
 Gender Syllabi. (This will cost $10-15, payable at the conference.)
___ I can help with the conference:
 in the week before___; on-site __; without rebate __.
___ I need information on childcare.
___ I need directions by car___, bus ___, plane __
 (including airport shuttles).

PLEASE SEND THIS REGISTRATION FORM & FEES TO:
Victoria Bergvall
COSWL L&G Conf.
Dept. of Humanities
Michigan Tech. U.
1400 Townsend Dr.
Hougton, MI 49931-1295

For more information by e-mail contact:
Kathryn Remlinger, Communications Director
karemlinmtu.edu

TIMES: The conference begins with registration Thursday
evening, July 15, 7-9 p.m. at the housing registration site
at Drackett Tower (on the corner of Neil Ave. and W. Lane
Ave, major roads on the OSU campus). Registration continues
at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 16, at the Campbell hall conference
site, with opening remarks at 8:45, and papers beginning
at 9 a.m. The conference proper will
end by 2:00 on Sunday, but you may wish to stay on for the
day-long workshop on lesbian language(s) on Sunday, July 19,
and for the plenary address to the Linguistic Institute by
Sally McConnell-Ginet and Penelope Eckert on Tuesday, July
20, in the evening.

CHILDCARE/MAPS/ON-SITE TRANSPORTATION: Information is available
on childcare, driving and transportion, including
directions to OSU, in the 1993 Linguistic Institute booklet,
sent to all Linguistics Departments. If you cannot get a copy
of the information from there, please let us know what
you need us to send you.

HELP WANTED! This conference is being run on a shoe-string
budget, backed by the donations that have been given to
COSWL to support its activities and by many hours of
unreimbursed volunteer effort. We encourage all of you to
contribute as much as you can. (Contributions beyond the
registration fee may be counted as donations to the COSWL
fund of the LSA.) A rebate of up to $10 may be given to
students and unemployed who worked for for 3+ hours staffing
desks, taking care of breaks, equipment, etc. Indicate your
interest in helping out on the sheet above. Note that we
must limit rebates to break even on this conference. If you
can donate your time, please do.

WORKSHOP INTERESTS: There will be two different workshop
sessions on Sunday morning, places where you can do some
hands on work with others on particular issues. Please
indicate your preliminary interest in the following
workshops on the registration form, with rank orderings. We
will try to accommodate your interests, but we may not be
able to schedule all combinations. (Some workshops, such as
that on syllabi, may have optional fees for materials;
formal sign-ups will take place at the conference.)
We may have room for a limited number of other workshops
or roundtable discussions.
 If you have an interest in another area and wish to help
organize a workshop, please let the conference organizers
know as soon as possible.

W1 Language and Gender Syllabi: sharing sample syllabi from
 the COSWL Syllabi Collection Project (There will be a
 fee for the packet of syllabi.)
W2 Language, Gender, and Pedagogy: Teaching as a woman, a
 feminist, etc. Issues such as teaching evaluations,
 teaching styles, authority in the classroom, etc.
W3 Career Issues for Women: on juggling public and
 private roles.
W4 Research Issues in Language and Gender: discussion of
 methods, research in progress.
W5 On Writing Abstracts: preparing for the LSA and beyond.
W6 Issues of Race in Language and Gender Research.

Please contact us with any further questions. E-mail is
fastest, but if you cannot reach us that way, call or
write us. See you in Columbus!

COSWL LANGUAGE AND GENDER CONFERENCE
HOUSING INFORMATION & REGISTRATION FORM

NOTE: You must use this form (if you wnat to download this) or present this
information (that you are with the COSWL Language and Gender Conference) to
get housing at OSU. Do not use the LSA Institute's forms if you are only
attending this conference, or you may be told there is no space available.
If you are staying longer, please call or fax the housing office for more
information. All housing will be in OSU dormitories; few or no motel
reservations are available. Housing is limited, so please register as soon
as possible.

RATES for air-conditioned rooms:
Single: $25.00/night Double: $14.75/night per person (Some
non-air-conditioned rooms with shared baths may be available at lower
rates.)
Linens and towels provided.

HOUSING CHECK-IN SITE: Drackett Tower, corner of Neil Ave. and W. Lane Ave.
(major roads on the OSU campus). Conference registration will also be open
at the housing check-in. The conference begins Friday at 9 am at Campbell
Hall.

HOUSING REGISTRATION
COSWL LANGUAGE AND GENDER CONFERENCE
July 15-18, 1993
Linguistic Institute, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio

Name: _______________________________________________ Affiliation:
________________________________________ Summer address:
_____________________________________ Summer phone:
_______________________________________ Fax #, if available:
________________________________ E-mail, if available:
_______________________________

Arrival Day/Date: ___________________________________ Departure Day/Date:
_________________________________

Number of nights accommodation desired: ________ Total cost estimated:
______________
Single room ___ Double room ___
Roommate's name: ________________________________

If you don't already have a roommate, would you like to be matched with
one: Yes No
Nonsmoking Smoking

PARKING: Will you need a parking permit (about $2/day): Yes No

ACCESS: Are you mobility-impaired and/or will you need wheel-chair
accessible accomodations? Yes No

METHOD OF PAYMENT (due in full at registration): Personal check, cash,
traveller's check, VISA, MC, money order

SEND this information to Doug Koyle, Conference Housing FAX: (614) 292-4447
(preferred)
PHONE: (614) 292-9725
MAIL: Conference Housing,
Royer Center
85 Curl Dr.
Columbus, OH 43210-1111

(If you call, you must mention that you are with the COSWL Language and
Gender Conference.)
HOUSING IS LIMITED; PLEASE MAKE YOUR RESERVATION AS SOON AS POSSIBLE.
You will receive a confirmation of your reservation and a map by mail.


DRAFT PROGRAM FOR THE
1993 COSWL LANGUAGE AND GENDER CONFERENCE

"The Language-Gender Interface:
Theories and Methods for Research and Teaching"
July 15-18, 1993, Columbus, Ohio

Sponsored by the Committee on the Status of Women in
Linguistics
Affiliated with the the Linguistic Society of America's
1993 Linguistic Institute

Conference Organizers: Victoria Bergvall (Michigan Tech U),
chair; Janet Bing (Old Dominion U), Alice Freed (Montclair
State Col), Kathryn Remlinger (Michigan Tech U), and
Christie Block (OSU).

NOTE: Several of the events in this program are still under
negotiation; this represents the best picture to date.
-----------------

TUESDAY: Please note that the plenary address to the Linguistic
Institute by Sally McConnell-Ginet and Penelope Eckert,
previously scheduled for July 13, has been moved to
the evening of July 20.

-----------------
THURSDAY, JULY 15
7-9 pm casual reception/registration (at Drackett Hall,
housing check-in site)

-----------------
FRIDAY, JULY 16
8:00 Registration opens at conference site (Campbell Hall)
8:45 Welcome, opening remarks, announcements

SESSION A: THEORY AND METHOD IN LANGUAGE AND GENDER RESEARCH
9:00-9:25 Bonnie McElhinny, Stanford U "Theories of Gender
in Women's Studies and Linguistics: A Critical Review"
9:25-9:50 Mary Bucholtz, UC Berkeley "Theory and Practice
in African American Women's Speech"
9:50-10:15 Alice Freed, Montclair State Col "Language and
Gender Research in an Experimental Setting"
10:15-10:30 general discussion

10:30-10:45 break

SESSION B: THE INTERFACE OF AGE AND GENDER IN LANGUAGE
10:45-11:10 Amy Sheldon, U Minnesota "'I want to play too':
Preschool Girls' Negotiations for Power and Access"
11:10-11:35 Alice Greenwood, Vassar Col, "Floor Management
and Power Strategies in Adolescent Conversation"
11:35-12:00 Pam Saunders, Philadelphia Geriatric Center,
"Do Old Women Tell Secrets? An Analysis of Personal Talk in
the Discourse of Elderly Women"
12:00-12:15 general discussion

12:15-2:00 Lunch break

SESSION C: CONSTRUCTING A GENDERED IDENTITY, PART 1
2:00-2:25 Veronica O'Donovan, U Texas-Austin and Kira Hall,
UC Berkeley "Gendering India's Third Sex: Constructions of
Female and Male Self in the Hindi of the Banaras Hijras"
2:25-2:50 Miriam Meyerhoff, U Penn. and Nancy Niedzielski,
UC Santa Barbara "Women's Identities: Interpersonal and
Intergroup Perspectives on Constructing a Unique Identity"
2:50-3:15 Victoria Bergvall, Michigan Tech U "Constructing
and Enacting Gender Through Discourse: Negotiating Multiple
Roles as Female Engineering Students"
3:15-3:30 general discussion

3:30-3:45 break

SESSION D: CONSTRUCTING A GENDERED IDENTITY, PART 2
3:45-4:10 Kira Hall, UC Berkeley "The Redefinition of Self
Among Ashram Widows in Banaras"
4:10-4:35 Birch Moonwomon, USC "Syntactic Choice and
Identity Construction in Narrative"
4:35-5:00 Anita Liang, UC Berkeley "Stepping Out of
Institutional Roles: Telephone Service Encounters with Prank
Callers"
5:00-5:15 general discussion

6:00 BANQUET

7:30-9:00 OPEN COSWL MEETING: discussion of other COSWL
 projects and issues, including the formation of a new
 LSA Women's Caucus.

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SATURDAY, July 17

SESSION E: NEGOTIATING INTERACTION
9:00-9:25 Susan Ehrlich and Ruth King, York U "Feminist
Linguistic Innovations: Negotiating Meaning"
9:25-9:50 Scott Kiesling, Georgetown U "Competitive
Cooperativeness and Status in Male Discourse"
9:50-10:15 Sarah Bacon, Y. Ayanna Bennett, Ottrell Ferrell,
Mona Kanda, and Carolyn Laub, Stanford U, "Gesture Patterns
of Black and White Women in Conversation"
10:15-10:30 general discussion

10:30-10:45 break

SESSION F: INSTITUTIONAL EFFECTS ON LANGUAGE AND GENDER
10:45-11:10 Laurel Sutton, UC Berkeley "Using the NET:
Gender, Power, and Silencing in Electronic Discourse"
11:10-11:35 Doris Ravotas, Copper Country Mental Health
Center/Michigan Tech U "Discourse Patterns in a Family
Therapy Case"
11:35-12:00 Livia Polanyi & Diana Strassmann, Rice U,
Storytellers and Gatekeepers in Economics"
12:00-12:15 general discussion

12:15-2:00 Lunch break

SESSION G: VIEWS ON CONVERSATION AND GENDER
2:00-2:25 Janice Drakich, Terry Chow, and Sandra Miller, U
Windsor "An Experiential Course on Gender Communication and
Academic Processes: The Relationship of Topic of Talk, Sex
Composition, and Gender on Amount of Talk"
2:25-2:50 Anna Fellegy, U Minnesota "Minimal Response
Patterns in Male Speech"
2:50-3:15 Liliana B. Anglada, Texas Tech U "Conversational
Interactions Among Women and Men in the Spanish Variety
Spoken in Argentina"
3:15-3:30 general discussion

3:30-3:45 break

SESSION H: WOMEN AND MEN COMPARED
3:45-4:10 Genevieve Escure, U Minnesota "Gender and Tense
Marking in a Creole Context"
4:10-4:35 Madeleine Youmans, USC and G. Genevieve Patthey-
Chavez, UCLA and LA City Col "Action vs. Experience:
Linguistic Contrasts in Women's and Men's Erotic Genres"
4:35-5:00 Deborah James, U Toronto-Scarborough"When and Why
is Women's Speech Closer to the Standard than Men's? A
Critical Review"
5:00-5:15 general discussion

5:15-7:30 dinner break

7:30 INVITED KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Deborah Cameron, U
Strathclyde (comments by Penny Eckert, Institute for
Research on Learning & Sally McConnell-Ginet, Cornell ?)

8:30 or 9:00 PARTY?/MUSIC (beginning after the keynote
address is over)

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SUNDAY, JULY 18

9:00-10:15 WORKSHOPS/DISCUSSION GROUPS
(still to be confirmed)
tentatively:
The L&G Syllabus Collection Project, Bonnie McElhinny
 (Stanford) and Beth Hume (OSU) and
Pedagogy of L&G, Janet Bing (Old Dominion U)
Methods in L&G research
Career Issues
How to write an abstract for the LSA conference
Issues of Race in Gender and Language Research

10:15-10:30 break

10:30-11:45 WORKSHOPS (repeats, extensions, or second set)

11:45-12:00 break

12:00-1:00 ROUNDTABLE/SUMMARY "Theory and Methods for
Research and Teaching Language and Gender": Sally McConnell-
Ginet, Penny Eckert, (Deborah Cameron, Victoria Bergvall,
Alice Freed, Janet Bing)
 discussion of conference, future directions, audience
commentary, closing comments

PLUS, All day Sunday:
WORKSHOPS/PARASESSION ON LESBIAN LANGUAGE(S)
(Birch Moonwomon and Ruth Morgan, organizers)

TUESDAY, July 20
evening: Plenary address to the Linguistic
Institute by Sally McConnell-Ginet and Penelope Eckert,
"Gender, Power, and Meaning."
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