LINGUIST List 27.263

Thu Jan 14 2016

Confs: Ling & Lit/USA

Editor for this issue: Amanda Foster <amandalinguistlist.org>


Date: 13-Jan-2016
From: Marc Pierce <mpiercaustin.utexas.edu>
Subject: German Studies Association Annual Conference
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German Studies Association Annual Conference

Date: 29-Sep-2016 - 02-Oct-2016
Location: San Diego, CA, USA
Contact: Marc Pierce
Contact Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature

Meeting Description:

Participants are sought for a seminar on ''Multilingualism in German Studies'', to be held at the 40th Annual Conference of the German Studies Association.

This seminar opens up a dialogue among colleagues in various fields of German Studies on the role of multilingualism in our work. How do we account for linguistic diversity in and beyond German-speaking societies, past and present? How do our methods of analysis draw on multilingual conceptual and experiential contexts, as well as multilingual bodies of scholarly work and evidence? How is multilingualism reflected in our graduate and undergraduate teaching? This seminar is designed to help participants share new and useful perspectives on multilingualism to embed into their own research and teaching, but bringing them into contact with scholars with other specializations. We intend further to foster communication between the various subfields of German Studies, by taking multilingualism, which concerns all members of the field, as a topic of discussion. We also intend to come to grips with the role of multilingualism in Germany and in the other German-speaking countries, which often entails very different versions of multilingualism. In this way, the seminar hopes to contribute to ongoing discussions in the context of the German Studies Association as to the relationship between language (writ large and small) and philology, linguistics, history, cultural studies, disciplinary change, globalization, and interdisciplinary collaborative work. The format of the seminar will be a dialogue based on pre-circulated papers composed by each participant. No formal presentations will be required, but each participant will be asked to offer a brief prepared commentary on another's paper.

Prospective participants should apply through the GSA's website at https://www.thegsa.org/members/login. Applicants must be members of the GSA at the time of application.



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