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LINGUIST List 20.334

Mon Feb 02 2009

Calls: General Ling/USA; Discourse Analysis/Poland

Editor for this issue: Kate Wu <katelinguistlist.org>

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        1.    Tim Mahrt, 40th Annual Conference on African Linguistics
        2.    Alina Kwiatkowska, Visual and Verbal Rhetoric of the Media

Message 1: 40th Annual Conference on African Linguistics
Date: 02-Feb-2009
From: Tim Mahrt <tmahrt2illinois.edu>
Subject: 40th Annual Conference on African Linguistics
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Full Title: 40th Annual Conference on African Linguistics
Short Title: ACAL 40

Date: 09-Apr-2009 - 11-Apr-2009
Location: Champaign, IL, USA
Contact Person: Eyamba Bokamba
Web Site: http://www.linguistics.uiuc.edu/acal/

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 07-Feb-2009

Meeting Description:

The Annual Conference on African Linguistics is a conference that was first held
at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign in 1969 to discuss issues in
African Linguistics. UIUC is proud to host this year's ACAL in April of 2009
from the 9th to the 11th. The theme for this year's conference is African
Languages and Linguistics Today: 40th Anniversary Celebration.

Call for Papers

This is a notification that the deadline for abstract submissions for the 40th
Annual Conference on African Linguistics has been extended by one week. The
original deadline was January 31st 2009 but it is now February 7th. Abstracts
can be uploaded at the ACAL 40 Easychair site:

Anonymous abstracts for 20-minute individual paper or 30-minute forum/panel
presentations on any indigenous and/or transplanted African language(s) (viz.,
English, French, and Portuguese) are invited. Each abstract, including the title
and illustrative data (wherever necessary), must not exceed 500 words, and must
be submitted online as a portable (i.e., PDF) or Microsoft Word document.
Priority consideration will be given to papers that address the substance of the
conference theme in the sense that they interrogate received linguistic theories
or approaches on the analysis of African languages and/or demonstrate the
contribution of these languages to linguistic theory and description.

For more information on the conference, please visit the ACAL 40 website:
Message 2: Visual and Verbal Rhetoric of the Media
Date: 02-Feb-2009
From: Alina Kwiatkowska <akwiatuni.lodz.pl>
Subject: Visual and Verbal Rhetoric of the Media
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Full Title: Visual and Verbal Rhetoric of the Media

Date: 16-Jun-2009 - 18-Jun-2009
Location: Lodz, Poland
Contact Person: Alina Kwiatkowska
Meeting Email: akwiatuni.lodz.pl

Linguistic Field(s): Discourse Analysis

Call Deadline: 05-Mar-2009

Meeting Description:

Visual and Verbal Rhetoric of the Media

Call for Papers

The Aims of the Conference:
To discuss the rhetorical devices, techniques, and strategies used by the
authors and illustrators of media messages to achieve their goals of moving or
frightening their audiences, effectively shaping their perception and
conceptualization of events, and/or changing their attitudes. We will welcome
the papers analyzing examples of the use of linguistic and visual imagery and
tropes in both the traditional and the new media, but also discussing such
issues as media bias, stereotyping, the ways of tackling "delicate" topics, the
use of irony and parody, intertextuality. We also invite the authors who take up
contrastive analyses; and especially those who would like to focus specifically
on the interaction of the visual and the verbal aspects of the media messages.

The language of the Conference is English.
The length of the presentation: 30 minutes.
The conference proceedings will be published by the Lodz University Press.

The conference fee will be approximately 75 € . Detailed information about the
costs of accommodation will follow in the next circular.

The deadline for the initial statement of interest and a general outline of the
paper is 5 March 2009.

Contact Address:
e-mail: akwiatuni.lodz.pl; sylwia.glowackavp.pl
Instytut Anglistyki, al. Kościuszki 65, 90-514 Łódź; tel.: 042 66 55 226, fax:
042 66 55 220,

We'll be happy to met you in Lodz,
The organizers of the Conference:
(Prof.) Alina Kwiatkowska, (Dr) Sylwia Dżereń-Głowacka, (Dr) Kamila Ciepiela,
Paul Sofer, Krzysztof Lewoc

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