LINGUIST List 27.569

Fri Jan 29 2016

Calls: Discourse Analysis, General Ling, Historical Ling, Ling & Lit, Socioling/Norway

Editor for this issue: Anna White <>

Date: 29-Jan-2016
From: Susan Erdmann <>
Subject: Nordic Association of English Studies Conference
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Full Title: Nordic Association of English Studies Conference
Short Title: NAES

Date: 04-May-2016 - 07-May-2016
Location: Kristiansand, Norway
Contact Person: Charles Armstrong
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

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

Call Deadline: 15-Feb-2016

Meeting Description:

“Englishes and Changing Identities in the North”

The 12th triennial conference for the Nordic Association of English Studies (NAES) will take place at the University of Agder, in Norway, from May 4 to 7, 2016.

The conference is broadly inclusive, open to academics working in such fields as English linguistics, literatures in English, cultural studies, and English-language pedagogy. Interdisciplinary approaches are welcome.

The theme of the conference is Englishes and Changing Identities in the North, and the focus this year will be on discussions and re-evaluations of English identities, particularly in the Northern hemisphere, as realized through language, literature and culture.

2nd Call for Papers:

Papers, posters and panels are welcomed, in all the mentioned fields, and on related topics. All paper presentations will have 20 minutes at their disposal, with an extra 10 minutes set aside for discussion.

Deadline for submitting abstracts for papers and/or proposals for panels: 15 February 2016. Paper proposals should be no more than 250 words and panel proposals no more than 500 words. The submissions will be reviewed by the conference’s organizing committee, and should be sent to the following email address:

Possible topics include:

- British identity in a time of devolution, the European Union and the Peace Process
- The US/UK relationship in a changing world
- Migration politics and migrant literature and language in the North
- Arctic and circumpolar culture and literature
- Literature and identity formation in British/North American/Scandinavian literature
- Developments within media, social media and film in the North
- Linguistic developments in North American and Northern European English
- Scandinavia and the English-speaking world
- Boundaries of English identity, discussions of the northern identity in Ulster, Scotland, Northern England, the Orkneys and Shetland Islands
- Translation theories and practices

For more information:

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