LINGUIST List 23.5312

Mon Dec 17 2012

Calls: English, Socioling, Applied Ling, Discourse Analysis, Ling & Lit/USA

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 17-Dec-2012
From: Cathy McClure <>
Subject: English - Global and Local
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Full Title: English - Global and Local
Date: 12-Apr-2013 - 14-Apr-2013 Location: New York City, NY, USA Contact Person: Annika Wendt
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:
Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 14-Jan-2013

Meeting Description:

58th Annual Conference of the International Linguistic Association
April 12 - April 14, 2013
Kingsborough Community College, CUNY
Brooklyn, NY 11235
English - Global and Local

Plenary Speakers:

Janina Brutt-Griffler
Professor and Associate Dean, GSE
Foreign and Second Language Education
University at Buffalo, The State University of New York

Luis Francia
Adjunct Professor
Asian American Studies
Hunter College, City University of New York

Featured Panel:

The panel will discuss issues involved in using English in an international organization

The theme of the conference is English - Global and Local. Over the past half century, English has become ever more widely spoken across the globe, and at the same time multiple and increasingly distinctive varieties have emerged. Both phenomena have given rise to questions and controversy. What accounts for the spread of English? Is it to be considered entirely or mainly a product of political, economic, or cultural imperialism? Or is it better explained as a result of social and economic change at the local level? How do we account for the development of local varieties? How should those varieties be handled in formal education and in literature? What is the significance of English and the diverse English languages for the political and social identities of people in different parts of the world? What are the consequences of the dominance of English for the use of other languages?

Final Call for Papers:

Proposals on these and related questions are particularly invited. We also welcome proposals in other areas of linguistics and on other languages.

Submission deadline is January 14, 2013. Time allotted for presentations will be 20 minutes for delivery of the paper plus 5 minutes for discussion. Proposals may be made for paper presentations, panel presentations, or poster presentations. To make a proposal for a paper or poster presentation, please send an abstract of 300 words or less, specifying at the head which kind of presentation it is for. Proposals for panel sessions must include an overall summative abstract for the panel as well as abstracts of each individual paper. An individual panel session can run up to 2 hours; please specify your preferred length. Please send abstracts to the conference coordinator, Annika Wendt ( Within the body of the email, please also indicate any audio-visual equipment needed. Further information on how to submit proposals will be posted at

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