LINGUIST List 32.63

Tue Jan 05 2021

Calls: Hist Ling, Ling & Lit, Socioling/Online

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Date: 21-Dec-2020
From: Nuria Yáñez-Bouza <nuria.y.buvigo.es>
Subject: 6th Prescriptivism Conference
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Full Title: 6th Prescriptivism Conference
Short Title: Prescriptivism2021

Date: 23-Sep-2021 - 25-Sep-2021
Location: Online, Spain
Contact Person: Nuria Yanez-Bouza
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >

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

Call Deadline: 01-Mar-2021

Meeting Description:

6th Prescriptivism Conference: ‘Modelling Prescriptivism: Language, Literature, and Speech Communities’.

We are pleased to announce that the 6th Prescriptivism Conference will be held on 23-25 September 2021 via Zoom (hosted by the University of Vigo (Spain)), organised by members of the LVTC (Language Variation and Textual Categorisation) research group at the University of Vigo.

The event will be hosted via Zoom and will run over three days with non-parallel sessions. Participants may choose between a live or a pre-recorded presentation; the discussions will all be live. Technical details to follow.

Five previous highly successful conferences in this series have demonstrated the value of studying prescriptivism, as scholars from a variety of language traditions and approaches have garnered valuable insights into prescriptivism and standardisation in language. Following Sheffield (2003), Ragusa (2006), Toronto (2009), Leiden (2013), and Park City, Utah (2017), the theme of the next conference in Vigo (2021) will be ‘Modelling Prescriptivism: Language, Literature, and Speech Communities’.

We thus invite papers on any aspect of prescriptivism in any of these three strands, approaching the subject from ideology and methodology, diachrony and synchrony. The conference language will be English, but we will welcome papers focused on English and New/Word Englishes, as well as other official and/or minority languages. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:
- prescriptivism within standardisation
- the history of prescriptivism and standardisation
- mechanisms of prescriptivism
- linguistic approaches to prescriptivism
- literary approaches to prescriptivism
- prescriptivism in literature
- prescriptivism and enregisterment
- prescriptivism in new varieties of English
- prescriptivism and World Englishes
- prescriptivism in speech communities
- prescriptivism and nationalism
- language planning

The following plenary speakers have confirmed their participation:
- Prof. Joan C. Beal (University of Sheffield, UK)
- Prof. Kate Burridge (Monash University, Australia)
- Prof. Don Chapman (Brigham Young University, Utah)

Any enquiries about the conference should be sent to prescriptivismuvigo.es

Call for Papers:

We invite papers on any aspect of prescriptivism in any of these three strands, approaching the subject from ideology and methodology, diachrony and synchrony. The conference language will be English, but we will welcome papers focussed on English and New/World Englishes as well as other official and/or minority languages. Proposals may be on topics including (but not limited to) the following:
- the history of prescriptivism and standardisation
- methods for the study of prescriptivism
- linguistic approaches to prescriptivism
- literary approaches to prescriptivism
- prescriptivism in new varieties of English
- prescriptivism in speech communities

Individual papers and round tables are welcome. Authors are allowed to submit two abstracts if at least one of the papers is co-authored.

Individual Proposals. Please send a proposal for a paper with a maximum of 400 words (including references). Abstracts must be anonymised. Presentations will consist of 20-min talk + 10-min Q&A.

Roundtable Proposals. Please send a proposal for a roundtable with a maximum of 600 words (including references). The papers should be connected by one core subject for discussion and/or a central question for the panel to answer. We suggest 3 to 5 individuals. An example format would be: 40 minutes of presentations, 15 minutes discussion, 30 minutes Q&A.

The submission deadline is 1 March 2021 and notification of acceptance will be sent by 20 April 2021. Abstract submission is via EasyChair at https://easychair.org/conferences/?conf=prescriptivism2021.

We have plans for publishing a peer-reviewed selection of papers from the conference, most likely in thematically coherent volumes which will be submitted for the consideration of international publishers.

For further information, please consult our website or send us an e-mail:
http://prescriptivism2021.uvigo.gal
prescriptivismuvigo.es




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