LINGUIST List 31.3120

Wed Oct 14 2020

Calls: Anthro Ling, Applied Ling, Gen Ling, Lang Acq, Socioling/Online

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 14-Oct-2020
From: Amalia Merino <>
Subject: XXIV Biennial Graduate Colloquium | UT Austin's Department of Spanish and Portuguese
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Full Title: XXIV Biennial Graduate Colloquium | UT Austin's Department of Spanish and Portuguese
Short Title: GSCXXIV

Date: 24-Feb-2021 - 26-Feb-2021
Location: Online, USA
Contact Person: Amalia Merino
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Anthropological Linguistics; Applied Linguistics; General Linguistics; Language Acquisition; Sociolinguistics

Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2020

Meeting Description:

The Graduate Student Organization of the Department of Spanish and Portuguese at the University of Texas at Austin would like to announce the XXIV Biennial Graduate Student Colloquium: Hegemonic Ideologies and Resistance in Iberian, Latin American, and Latinx Languages, Literatures and Cultures. The event will be held virtually from February 24-26, 2021. Please see the call for papers (below) and reach out to for further questions. Additional information at:

Call for Papers:

Language and culture are vehicles for the reproduction of and resistance to hegemonic ideologies. Such ideologies form the foundations for oppressive policies and institutions that marginalize and stereotype certain communities throughout the Hispanic and Lusophone world. Nevertheless, linguistic and cultural practices have the ability to resist and challenge dominant power structures: for example, through the legitimization of regional language varieties and efforts to revitalize ritual and artistic traditions. While resistance to domination is nothing new, contemporary forms of oppression (re)generate forms of defiance across different levels of verbal, visual, and aural production. This colloquium aims to explore literary, linguistic, and cultural forms of resistance developed within Iberian, Latin American, and Latinx communities.

How do memory, identity, and institutional phantoms intersect and interact? How do linguistic perceptions and practices of groups such as heritage speakers and Indigenous communities maintain or disassemble hierarchies established by institutions of all kinds? How do individuals and communities resist domination, and by what mechanisms do they interrupt the propagation of power structures?

We welcome presentations that engage with, but are not limited to, the following:
- Colonial institutions and phantoms
- Politics and poetics of mourning
- Politics of Otherness
- Memory
- Race
- Gender
- Identity
- Interculturality
- Collective practices and innovation
- Social power
- Individual agency
- Translanguaging
- Sociolinguistics
- Raciolinguistics
- Heritage language and critical pedagogies
- Critical Language Awareness
- Language ideologies
- Language and power

Presenters are invited to address the colloquium theme from different perspectives related to Linguistics (Applied, Social, Anthropological, Historical), Hispanic and Lusophone Literatures, Film Studies, Race Studies, Gender and Queer Studies, Latinx/Chicanx Studies, and related disciplines. Please submit your abstract of no more than 250 words in length to by 30 November, 2020. Submissions are welcome for presentations, posters, and panels.

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