LINGUIST List 24.1061

Fri Mar 01 2013

Calls: Discourse Analysis, Socioling, Pragmatics, Anthropological Ling/Sweden

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 01-Mar-2013
From: Sangeeta Bagga-Gupta <>
Subject: Revisiting Identity - Embodied Communication across Time and Space
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Full Title: Revisiting Identity - Embodied Communication across Time and SpaceShort Title: REID 2013

Date: 22-Oct-2013 - 24-Oct-2013Location: Örebro, SwedenContact Person: Kicki EkbergMeeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 30-May-2013

Meeting Description:

While there is no dearth of literature in the area of identity, a large majority of it takes its points of departure either in philosophy, policy studies and/or political science, or in more sector framed domains that build upon identity categories (like gender, ethnicity, class, functional disabilities, etc.). Disciplinary arenas such as education and health sciences, including the multidisciplinary fields of language and communication studies, disability studies, gender studies etc., have focused the concept of identity in a range of ways. This interest often tends to be discussed in terms of what can be called identity sectors. To challenge static and demarcated description of identities, the workshop REID, takes its point of departure in the complexities that characterize and shape societies - past and present - including the increasing pace of change and diversification that interfaces at global, national and local levels. Institutional settings such as K-12 education, higher education, health services, care services etc. provide enclaves that encompass people of all ages, gender, class, race etc. From a social practice perspective one could say that both institutions and individuals are shaped by the ‘living and daily doings’ of these actors.

Call for Papers:

Contributions that challenge demarcated fields of study and conceptions of identity as gender, identity as functional disability, identity as race, identity based upon language groupings, etc. are elicited to the international conference-cum-workshop ‘Revisiting Identities, REID’. Accepted contributions will take a social practices perspective as a point of departure for exploring the performance, living and doing of identity positions across time and space. We particularly welcome contributions that take an intersectional stance. Empirically driven studies that explore the following types of queries are elicited:

- In what ways do micro-level analyses of naturally occurring human communication contribute to our understanding of identification processes?- What kinds of theoretical-analytical framework(s) allow for attending to the complexity and dynamics of identity processes?- What are the ways in which institutional settings, media settings, community of practices and affinity spaces provide affordances and obstacles for specific identity positions?- In what way can shifts in identity positions be traced across time and space (in interactional and/or historical data)?

We elicit abstracts (max 500 words) of data-driven studies that are clearly related to the themes and aims of the REID workshop. Empirical studies from different institutional settings are invited, as well as discussions of theoretical-methodological issues. The abstract should be structured using the following six headings:

1. Title and five keywords2. A statement of the theoretical and methodological framework used3. The research questions focused upon4. The empirical materials explored5. Preliminary/final findings of the study6. How the study being reported is related to REID

Author/s of accepted abstracts will be invited to submit a full length draft for discussion at the REID workshop (see Deadlines on the REID web page). Selected full-length papers will be considered for publication in an anthology with an international publisher.

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