LINGUIST List 32.3046

Tue Sep 28 2021

Calls: Pragmatics, Sociolinguistics/Finland

Editor for this issue: Everett Green <everettlinguistlist.org>



Date: 20-Sep-2021
From: Pekka Posio <pekka.posiohelsinki.fi>
Subject: Gender, Society and Language: Interdisciplinary approaches to constructing and deconstructing gender in Latin America (part of the The X CEISAL International Conference)
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Full Title: Gender, Society and Language: Interdisciplinary approaches to constructing and deconstructing gender in Latin America (part of the The X CEISAL International Conference)
Short Title: CEISAL X

Date: 13-Jun-2022 - 15-Jul-2022
Location: Helsinki, Finland
Contact Person: Pekka Posio
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: https://www2.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/ceisal-2022

Linguistic Field(s): Pragmatics; Sociolinguistics

Subject Language(s): English; Portuguese; Spanish

Call Deadline: 30-Nov-2021

Meeting Description:

The X In­ter­na­tional Conference of the European Council for Social Research on Latin America (CEISAL), 13–15 June 2022, Helsinki, Fin­land. CEISAL2022 is also the Nordic Latin American Research Network (NOLAN) 11th Conference

The research project ''Gender, society and language use: evidence from Mexico and Spain'' (University of Helsinki, PI: Pekka Posio, postdoctoral researchers: Gloria Uclés, Sven Kachel) is organizing a symposium entitled ''Gender, society and language in Latin America: transdisciplinary approaches to constructing and deconstructing gender'' as part of the 10th CEISAL conference. Please see the call for papers for more details.

The conference languages are Spanish, English and Portuguese.

Conference in Twitter: #CEISAL2022

Call for Papers:

Gender, society and language in Latin America: transdisciplinary approaches to constructing and deconstructing gender

The study of language and gender has become an established research field in the past decades and researchers have examined the interrelations of language and gender from different perspectives and in different scientific disciplines ranging from sociolinguistics to social psychology and sociology. There has been a shift from the traditional notion of gender as a binary, independent variable towards the examination of the realization and construction of gender and sexual identities in and through language use. However, so far there has been relatively little collaboration between researchers representing different disciplines. Also, most of the research and theory-building on language and gender as well has focused on the English-speaking world. Languages and societies of Latin America have received considerably less attention.

The objective of this symposium is to bring together scholars working on different aspects of language and gender in the Latin American context, including linguists, sociologists and psychologists but also researchers working on other fields related to language and gender. Possible topics include but are not limited to:

- Construction of gender and identity through language use
- Language, gender and education
- Psychological aspects of language and gender
- Societal gender norms and their linguistic manifestations
- The role of gender in language policies
- Deconstructing gender in the Latin American context: what do we research when studying ‘gender’?

The convenors of the symposium are about to initiate a four-year research project entitled Gender, society and language use: evidence from Mexico and Spain that will combine sociolinguistic, discourse analytical and social psychological approaches to linguistic variation and gender. In addition to offering a venue for presenting new research, the workshop is intended to provide possibilities for networking and collaboration between the researchers.

Please submit your abstract to this symposium, indicating the number of the symposium (04.06 Gender, society and language: interdisciplinary approaches to constructing and deconstructing gender in Latin America) on the web page of the CEISAL conference by November 30, 2021: https://www2.helsinki.fi/en/conferences/ceisal-2022

We accept abstracts written in the three languages of the conference: English, Spanish, or Portuguese.

For additional information, please contact the workshop organizers (pekka.posiohelsinki.fi).




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