LINGUIST List 27.235

Wed Jan 13 2016

Confs: Applied Ling, Socioling/Canada

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <>

Date: 12-Jan-2016
From: Tom Ricento <>
Subject: Language Diversity and Language Policy Conference 2016
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Language Diversity and Language Policy Conference 2016
Short Title: LDLP2016

Date: 02-May-2016 - 02-May-2016
Location: Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Contact: Tom Ricento
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Applied Linguistics; Sociolinguistics

Meeting Description:

Dear Colleagues,

We are happy to invite you to take part in an exciting one-day conference to be held at the University of Calgary:

May 2, 2016; 8:30am - 4:30pm
Rozsa Centre, University of Calgary

This is a one day conference featuring presentations and a workshop by leading authors, scholars, and illustrators from the world of comics and graphic novels. This conference is the 5th in the annual 'Linguistic Diversity and Language Policy' series sponsored by the Chair, English as an Additional Language, Werklund School of Education, University of Calgary. Tom Ricento is the current Chair-holder.

Our four presenters for the day are:

- Jillian Tamaki, illustrator for This One Summer, and winner of the Governor General's Award for children's illustration
- Richard van Camp, best-selling author of The Lesser Blessed and Three Feathers, and member of the Dogrib Nation
- Dr. Nick Sousanis, post-doctoral scholar, teacher and creator of the philosophical comic Unflattening
- Dr. Bart Beaty, University of Calgary professor, acclaimed comics scholar and author of Comics vs. Art

The conference is free and lunch is provided. Seating is limited, so register early by clicking on the following link

We look forward to seeing you on May 2!


Tom Ricento, Catherine Burwell, and Kimberly Lenters
LDLP 2016 Organizing Committee

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