LINGUIST List 30.4365

Sat Nov 16 2019

Calls: Portuguese; Spanish; General Linguistics/USA

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <>

Date: 11-Nov-2019
From: Annie Ornelles <>
Subject: 12th Annual Graduate Portuguese and Hispanic Symposium (Ida y vuelta/Ida e volta: Academia and Community)
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Full Title: 12th Annual Graduate Portuguese and Hispanic Symposium (Ida y vuelta/Ida e volta: Academia and Community)
Short Title: GRAPHSY 2020

Date: 21-Feb-2020 - 21-Feb-2020
Location: Washington D.C., USA
Contact Person: Annie Ornelles
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Portuguese; Spanish

Call Deadline: 08-Jan-2020

Meeting Description:

Georgetown’s Graduate Portuguese and Hispanic Symposium (GRAPHSY) is Georgetown's Spanish and Portuguese department’s student-organized graduate conference. Open to both students of literature and linguistics, the conference brings together graduate students from universities around the country to present their research, participate in mentorship sessions with established scholars and professors and enjoy the talks of invited keynote speakers and panelists. This year’s conference welcomes proposals within the theme of Ida y vuelta/Ida e volta: Academia and Community​​, encouraging the submission of a broad range of research in the fields of Linguistics and Iberian and Latin American Literatures and Cultures. GRAPHSY 2020 aims to highlight the relationship between scholarship within the world of academia and the communities that inspire, affect, and are affected by that research. From the concrete to the more intangible, the conference aims to open a dialogue into what we owe and what academia can give back to our communities through the diversity of research agendas that exist, be it personally, socioculturally, historically, cognitively, epistemologically, or otherwise.

Call for Papers:

The Department of Spanish and Portuguese at Georgetown University invites you to participate in its Graduate Portuguese and Hispanic Symposium 2020 (GRAPHSY).

In literature, we have the honor of welcoming Dr. Héctor Hoyos (Stanford University) as our distinguished keynote speaker. In linguistics, a keynote panel has been organized comprised of five expert linguists: Dr. Cecilia Castillo-Ayometzi (WMATA, Georgetown University), Dr. Beatriz Lado (CUNY - Lehman College), Dr. Esperanza Román-Mendoza (George Mason University), Dr. Israel Sanz-Sánchez (West Chester University), and Dr. Amelia Tseng (American University).

Please submit your abstract by filling out the form found here:

or on our website:

Abstracts may be submitted in Spanish, Portuguese, or English with a maximum of 300 words, references not included.
Presentations will be 20 minutes long, followed by 5 minutes for questions.
The deadline for the submission of proposals is January 8, 2020. There is no cost for presenters or registered attendees.

The organizing committee welcomes submissions related, but not limited, to the following topics:

- Film, Theater and Performance
- Graphic Novel, Comics, and
- Photography
- Identity, Border Studies, and Nationalism
- Digital Humanities, Media, and Blogs
- Visual Studies
- Comparative literature
- Medieval and early modern literatures
- Transatlantic dialogues
- Globalization, economy, mass culture
- Ecocriticism
- Sound Studies
- Second Language Acquisition
- Bi/Multilingualism
- Heritage Language Education
- Syntax
- Semantics
- Study Abroad
- Phonetics and Phonology
- Sociolinguistics
- Sociophonetics
- Language Variation
- Language and Technology
- Cognitive Linguistics

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