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Fri May 02 2008

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        1.    Alexis Lanham, SociolinguisticsFest

Message 1: SociolinguisticsFest
Date: 29-Apr-2008
From: Alexis Lanham <socfestindiana.edu>
Subject: SociolinguisticsFest
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Date: 09-Jun-2008 - 13-Jun-2008
Location: Bloomington, IN, USA
Contact: Alexis Lanham
Contact Email: socfestindiana.edu
Meeting URL: http://jones.ling.indiana.edu/~socfest

Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

The week of June 9-12 Indiana University will host Sociolinguisticsfest, a
series of mini-lectures on language, gender, identity and ideology, followed by
a one-day workshop on related issues (June 13).

June 9-13, 2008
Indiana University Bloomington

The week of June 9-13 Indiana University will host Sociolinguisticsfest, a
series of mini-lectures on language, gender, identity and ideology.

Scheduled lecturers:

Mary Bucholtz (UC Santa Barbara) ''Language and Identity; Indexicality, Ideology
and Style''

Susan Herring /John Paolillio (Indiana University) ''The Sociolinguistics of
Online Communication''

Scott Kiesling (University of Pittsburgh) ''Gender, Interaction and Social
Meaning in Linguistic Variation''

Dennis Preston (Michigan State) ''The Role of Attitudes and Perception in
Language Variation and Change''

Sali Tagliamonte (University of Toronto) ''Sex and Age Variation: A Quantitative
Sociolinguistic Approach''

Lectures will be given Monday-Thursday (June 9-12) followed by a one-day
workshop, Friday, June 13. The workshop is a venue for attendees of
Sociolinguistics Fest (and others) to present their work on topics of language,
gender, identity and ideology.

For the Workshop schedule and abstracts please visit:

Workshop presenters:

Jennifer Bloomquist -
''Country Grammar: Hearing Dominance and the Conventional Impact of Southern
Styled Hip Hop Linguistics on AAE''

Stephen DiDomenico -
''Declaring Sexual Narrative: A Narrative Analysis of Student 'Coming Out' Stories''

Janet Fuller -
''The Ideology of Normative Monolingualism in the Shaping of Bilingual
Identities: Spanish/English Bilingual Pre-Teens in Southern Illinois.''

Traci Nagle -
''Influences on Women's Attitudes toward Sexist Language Reform''

Amy Sheldon -
'''Dis is Schubert, tough guy'. Linguistic Construction of Masculinities in a
Microsoft Ad''.

Irene Theodoropoulou -
''Indexicality, Style and Conversation''

Chris Tremlett -
''Constructing Sexual Identity in Weblogs''

Mark Wicklund -
''The Role of Narrative in Sociolinguistic Differentiation''

Cara Wiliams -
''Folk Linguistics and Indexicalities of /æ/~/a/ in Melbourne, Australia''

Invited speakers:

Cynthia Clopper (Ohio State)
''Effects of Phonological Dialect Variation on Lexical Processing''

Robin Queen (University of Michigan)
''What Language Variation Reveals About Social Essentialism''

Registration for Sociolinguisticsfest and the workshop is available by visiting

On-line pre-registration for the lecture series (June 8-12) is $50 for students
and $100 for non-students.

On-line pre-registration for the one-day workshop (June 13) is $15 for students
and $25 for non-students.

*Fees if registered and paid before May 30, 2008. Fees for last-minute
registration will be slightly higher.

SociolinguisticsFest is co-sponsored by The Indiana University Departments of
Anthropology, English, French and Italian, Germanic Studies, Language Education,
Linguistics, Second Language Studies, Sociology, Spanish and Portuguese, the
Office of Women's Affairs, the School of Library and Information Science, the
Speech Research Laboratory and the Indiana University Linguistics Club.
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