LINGUIST List 24.2364

Mon Jun 10 2013

Calls: Spanish, Socioling, Disc Analysis, Ling & Lit, Applied Ling, General Ling/USA

Editor for this issue: Alison Zaharee <>

Date: 10-Jun-2013
From: Jeremy King <>
Subject: XXIX Biennial Louisiana Conference on Hispanic Languages and Literatures
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Full Title: XXIX Biennial Louisiana Conference on Hispanic Languages and Literatures Short Title: LCHLL 2014
Date: 27-Feb-2014 - 01-Mar-2014 Location: Baton Rouge, LA, USA Contact Person: Jeremy King
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Discourse Analysis; General Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): Spanish

Call Deadline: 01-Oct-2013

Meeting Description:

XXIX Biennial Louisiana Conference on Hispanic Languages and Literatures
Mobilities and Moorings
February 27 - March 1, 2014
Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

Since the 1990s a ‘new mobilities paradigm’ has crossed disciplinary boundaries to examine the broader social and political implications of movement, ranging from the scale of the body to the global. Human geographer Tim Cresswell points out three aspects that allow for a holistic understanding of mobility: ‘the fact of physical movement - getting from one place to another; the representations of movement that give it shared meaning; and finally, the experienced and embodied practice of movement’. The upcoming edition of the Louisiana Conference on Hispanic Languages and Literatures aims to explore the varied cultural and linguistic manifestations and interpretations of mobility that emerge in the Spanish-speaking world throughout history. We extend the call for essays that examine how movement or mobility is represented in art, literature, film, and performance; as well as how actual movement is involved in the creation, circulation, and reception of works. The field of linguistics is particularly tied to forms of mobility and presentations might explore issues of variation in time and/or space, sociolinguistic aspects of mobility, the language of written records, bilingualism, language maintenance, issues related to proficiency/nativity/hybridity, and language attitudes.

Call for Papers:

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

- Urban mobilities
- Travel writing
- Dissemination, distribution, and reception- Mobile spatiality and temporality
- New social networks and mobile media
- Immobilities and social exclusions
- Tourism and travel mobilities
- Migration and diasporas
- Social mobility
- Embodied movement
- Transportation and communication technologies
- Metaphors of mobility/immobility
- Nostalgia and authenticity
- Ideological connections between language, place, and identity- Construction of belonging in public and private discourse
- Ideologies of dialect and standard, geographic and social mobility- Representations of language and place in public discourses
- Linguistic strategies to navigate displacement
- In-between places, non-places, and transfer points

We invite abstracts for individual presentations or panels on any aspect of Hispanic linguistics, literature, or cultural studies; topics related to the conference theme are particularly welcome. Presentations may be delivered in English or Spanish. Abstracts should be no longer than 500 words in length and must be received on or before October 1, 2013. Abstracts may be submitted to:

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