LINGUIST List 27.1026

Mon Feb 29 2016

Calls: Ling & Lit, Socioling/UK

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 27-Feb-2016
From: Jane Hodson <>
Subject: 3rd International Conference on Dialect and Literature
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Full Title: 3rd International Conference on Dialect and Literature
Short Title: ICDAL3

Date: 14-Jul-2016 - 15-Jul-2016
Location: Sheffield, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Jane Hodson
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Apr-2016

Meeting Description:

This conference will explore the ways in which dialect is represented is represented in literature and film from a range of disciplinary perspectives. It includes special panels on Dialect and Film and the Pedagogy of Dialect and Literature/Film.

Call for Papers:

This conference invites papers that explore the ways in which dialect is represented from a range of disciplinary perspectives. We welcome papers that focus on dialect representation in any period, genre or geographical location, including regional, social and world dialects. We are keen to accept papers that deal with dialect in languages other than English, but would ask that all papers be presented in English. Topics that might be addressed include:

-What does it mean to represent a nonstandard variety of language?
-How do readers know that a nonstandard variety is intended?
-What do readers take from such representations?
-How do dialect representations operate in crosscultural or multilingual contexts?
-To what extent and in what ways are dialect representations of interest to linguists?
-How are dialect representations to be understood in literary terms?
-Which theoretical frameworks should be adopted when discussing dialect and literature?

Alongside the open call, we also invite papers for two special panels:

Panel: Dialect and Film
This panel will consider the ways in which different varieties of English are deployed in film. How does the treatment of language variety in film differ across time, genre, director and geographical location? What are the appropriate theories and methodologies to employ when researching this topic?

Panel: Teaching Dialect and Literature/Film
This panel will aim to share good practice in the teaching of Dialect and Literature/Film at any level. What are the pedagogical challenges of working with students to analyse language variation in film and literature? What are the opportunities?

In addition to the open call and two panels, there will also be a special discussion forum:

Discussion forum: Interrogating the AND in Dialect and Literature or Dialect and Film.
This panel will ask 'what are the questions?' that need addressing in research conducted under such titles. All attendees at the conference (whether giving another paper or not) are invited to speak on this topic for 5-10 minutes. If you would like to participate, please send in a proposed title by the deadline (this does not require a full abstract).

Please submit abstracts of 250 words to by Friday 1 April 2016.

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