LINGUIST List 28.1250

Tue Mar 14 2017

Calls: Anthro Ling, Ling & Lit, Pragmatics, Socioling, Text/Corpus Ling/Italy

Editor for this issue: Kenneth Steimel <>

Date: 12-Mar-2017
From: Claudia Ortu <>
Subject: Languaging Diversity - Language and Social Class
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Full Title: Languaging Diversity - Language and Social Class
Short Title: L-Div-2017

Date: 28-Sep-2017 - 30-Sep-2017
Location: Cagliari, Italy
Contact Person: Claudia Ortu
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
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Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Ling & Literature; Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 31-Mar-2017

Meeting Description:

Languaging Diversity is an international conference organised by the I-LanD (Identity and Language Diversity) research centre. The conference is now at its fourth edition.

Conference dates: September 28-30, 2017, University of Cagliari (Italy).

Final Call for Papers:

The deadline for the submission of individual papers to the Languaging Diversity Conference – Language and Social Class has been extended. The New deadline is March 31 2017. The results of the review process will be notified to authors by April 30.

The University of Cagliari, Italy, and the I-LanD (Identity and Language Diversity) research centre invite researchers and scholars to submit proposals for individual papers on the following theme: Language and Social Class.

Following the three successful events hosted by the Universities of Naples (2013), Catania (2014) and Macerata (2016) where topics such as diversity, alterity and power have been explored with reference to gender, ethnicity and culture, we are now ready to tackle the elephant in the room: Social Class. As Machin and Richardson (2008) stated “discourses may be variously approached as (often simultaneously) reflecting class structures, as a site of class inequalities, as expressive of class identities or class consciousness and/or as a constituent part of more performative class action”. We thus invite contributions that investigate the role of language in reflecting, maintaining, enacting and inculcating ideas of and around social class in literary, non-literary and multimodal texts and discourse in all geographical and linguistic areas.

The following macro-areas and/or methodological approaches are to be understood as a general guideline and can be further extended:

- Critical Discourse Analysis
- Linguistic and cultural mediation
- Linguistic anthropology
- Corpus Linguistics
- Language crossing, switching, and mixing
- Language variation and language change
- Multimodal, digital and audio-visual discourse(s)
- Contrastive Pragmatics
- Ethnographic approaches to language
- Literary studies
- Cultural and postcolonial studies
- Popular culture
- History of ideas

Abstract Submission Guidelines:

Subject: Languaging Diversity International Conference Paper/Panel proposal
Title of Presentation
Author(s) names, institution, e-mail address
4 to 6 Keywords (at least 1 detailing the approach taken)
Anonymised abstract 250-350 words as an attachment
Conference Languages: English and Spanish

La scadenza per la presentazione di sessioni contributi individuali alla conferenza Languaging Diversity – Lingua e Classe Sociale è stata estesa. La nuova scadenza è il 31 Marzo 2017. I risultati del processo di selezione saranno comunicati entro il 30 Aprile.

El plazo para la presentación de ponencias individuales para el Congreso Languaging Diversity -Lenguaje y Clase Social ha sido postergado al 31 de Marzo de 2017. Los resultados de las selecciones serán comunicados dentro del 30 de Abril.

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