LINGUIST List 17.2453

Thu Aug 31 2006

Calls: Anthropological Ling, Sociolinguistics/Canada

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Directory         1.    Shelley Tulloch, Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association Conference

Message 1: Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association Conference
Date: 31-Aug-2006
From: Shelley Tulloch <>
Subject: Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association Conference

Full Title: Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association Conference Short Title: APLA/ALPA 2006
Date: 03-Nov-2006 - 04-Nov-2006 Location: Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada Contact Person: Elissa Asp
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 08-Sep-2006

Meeting Description:

[francais suivra]

The Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association Conference 2006 will focus on the characteristic ways that language is used in particular communities as well as aspects of linguistic communities in contact. Papers on other linguistic themes are also welcome.

Le Colloque annuel de l’association de linguistique des provinces atlantiques 2006 portera sur des usages caractéristiques de la langue au sein des communautés linguistiques, aussi bien que sur les différents aspects du contact entre ces communautés. Nous acceptons également les propositions de communication sur d’autres sujets linguistiques.

2nd Call for Papers

Atlantic Provinces Linguistic Association ConferenceSaint Mary's UniversityHalifax, Nova Scotia, CanadaNovember 3 & 4, 2006

Conference Theme: Linguistic Communities

Community is the framework within which languages, and specific ways of using them, are acquired, developed, and practiced. Speakers often value and use social and regional varieties or minority languages as a way of acting out solidarity and belonging. Contact between linguistic communities can lead to changes in speech varieties and the contexts in which they are used.

Papers are invited that look at the characteristic ways that language is used in particular communities as well as papers that examine aspects of linguistic communities in contact:- How is communication achieved within and across community boundaries?- How does contact between communities influence in-group communication?- How does use of language create and maintain group boundaries?- How does bilingualism/bidialectalism allow individuals to cross boundaries?- What are the characteristics and functions of varieties in bilingual speech communities?- Which factors contribute to the spread or decline of certain speech communities?

Keynote Speaker: Jean Briggs, Memorial University, Newfoundland''Language Dead or Alive: What's in a Dictionary?''

We welcome proposals, in English or French, for papers relating to the conference theme and/or any other topic in linguistics. Graduate students are especially encouraged to submit. Papers are of 30 minutes duration (allow 20 minutes for presentation and 10 for discussion).

Abstracts should be no more than 300 words in length, excluding title and references. In a separate section, please list your paper title, name, affiliation (indicate if you are a student), your currentmailing and electronic address, your phone and fax numbers, and any audiovisual equipment that will be needed for your presentation. Please submit abstracts via email as separate attachments (MSWord, WordPerfect or Rich Text Format).

All presenters must be members of the Association. The annual membership fee of $25 ($10 for students) may be paid at the conference. The registration fee for the conference is $50 ($15 for students).

Please send this information by e-mail to:Elissa Asp, Associate Professor of Linguistics and English, Saint Mary's Universityelissa.aspsmu.caTéléphone (902) 420-5717 Télécopie (902) 420-5110

Daate limite pout envoyer les propositions: Le 8 Septembre 2006