LINGUIST List 27.620

Tue Feb 02 2016

Calls: General Ling/UK

Editor for this issue: Ashley Parker <ashleylinguistlist.org>


Date: 02-Feb-2016
From: James Hawkey <james.hawkeybristol.ac.uk>
Subject: Borderland Linguistics Conference
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Full Title: Borderland Linguistics Conference

Date: 27-Jun-2016 - 28-Jun-2016
Location: Bristol, United Kingdom
Contact Person: James Hawkey
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Call Deadline: 16-Mar-2016

Meeting Description:

The notion of border is highly complex and problematic, whether it be an officially demarcated border between two states, or a less rigorously defined meeting space of somehow differentiated social or ethnic groups. Leading theorists have proposed that a broad-reaching 'theory' of borders may in fact be infelicitous, due to the contextual specificities of each different border area that may constitute an area of study. Nevertheless, borders remain fruitful sites for scholarly inquiry, and this conference invites contributions from linguistics researchers of all levels whose work focuses on borderlands.

Keynote speaker: Dr Phillip M Carter, Florida International University.
June 27-28, 2016. Clifton Hill House, University of Bristol, UK.

Organised by Dr James Hawkey (Department of Hispanic, Portuguese and Latin American Studies), and supported by the British Academy and Leverhulme Trust.

Call for Papers:

This conference welcomes contributions from scholars of all subdisciplines of linguistics as well as researchers in border studies whose work relates to language or communication.

The notion of border is highly complex and problematic, whether it be an officially demarcated border between two states, or a less rigorously defined meeting space of somehow differentiated social or ethnic groups. Leading theorists have proposed that a broad-reaching 'theory' of borders may in fact be infelicitous, due to the contextual specificities of each different border area that may constitute an area of study. Nevertheless, borders remain fruitful sites for scholarly inquiry, and this conference invites contributions from linguistics researchers of all levels whose work focuses on borderlands.

Abstract submission (of 300 words) is via the EasyAbs portal: http://linguistlist.org/easyabs/borderlandling

Any queries, contact Dr James Hawkey (james.hawkeybristol.ac.uk)


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