LINGUIST List 24.1109

Tue Mar 05 2013

Calls: Slavic, Socioling, Discourse Analysis, Applied Ling, General Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 05-Mar-2013
From: Michael Marsh-Soloway <>
Subject: UVa Slavic Forum
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Full Title: UVa Slavic Forum
Date: 06-Apr-2013 - 06-Apr-2013 Location: Charlottesville, Virginia, USA Contact Person: Michael Marsh-Soloway
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Sociolinguistics; Translation

Language Family(ies): Slavic Subgroup

Call Deadline: 18-Mar-2013

Meeting Description:

4th Annual UVA Slavic Forum‘The Power of Language, The Language of Power’

‘The limits of my language are the limits of my mind.’
~ Ludwig Wittgenstein

The Society of Slavic Graduate Students at the University of Virginia is pleased to announce the 4th Annual Slavic Forum to be held in the Jefferson Scholars Building in Charlottesville on Saturday, April 6, 2013. The theme of this year’s forum is ‘The Power of Language, The Language of Power.’

Call for Papers:

We invite submissions examining any aspect of the intersection of language and the various structures of authority. How does language confer political, social or literary capital to its users? In what ways do tools of discourse influence the thoughts and actions of individuals and societies? This theme is intended to guide presentations and discussion in the broadest possible terms, and may include topics as diverse as:

- The artist and the state
- Author and authority
- Political propaganda
- Foreign language-learning and pedagogy
- Linguistic analysis
- Ethical and political dimensions of translation
- Marginalized discourses, dialects, vernaculars, idioms, and slang phraseologies
- Creation of national literatures and canons
- Language of subversion, political satire, literary parody, anekdoty
- Literary works engaged in social and political discourses
- Linguistic norms and prescriptive approaches to usage -- Etc.

Presentations should be no more than 20 minutes in length. Abstracts of no more than one page should be submitted as attachments to no later than March 18, 2013. The Forum will be accepting submissions from undergraduates, graduates, and professionals.

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