LINGUIST List 32.749

Mon Mar 01 2021

Calls: English; Phonology/France

Editor for this issue: Lauren Perkins <>

Date: 28-Feb-2021
From: Anne Przewozny <>
Subject: PAC 2021 – Spoken English varieties: redefining and representing realities, communities and norms
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Full Title: PAC 2021 – Spoken English varieties: redefining and representing realities, communities and norms
Short Title: PAC 2021

Date: 01-Sep-2021 - 03-Sep-2021
Location: Toulouse, France
Contact Person: Anne Przewozny
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site:

Linguistic Field(s): Phonology

Subject Language(s): English

Call Deadline: 24-Mar-2021

Meeting Description:

PAC 2021 – Spoken English varieties: redefining and representing realities, communities and norms

September 1 to Friday, September 3 2021, Université Toulouse Jean Jaurès, France

The following areas of interest fall within the scope of PAC’21:
(i) interdisciplinary concerns in the description and modelling of spoken varieties in the contemporary English-speaking world
(ii) more specifically, the interplay of social, psychological and cultural factors in phonological and phonetic variation and change (both at the dialectal and sociolectal levels)
(iii) the sociolinguistic investigation of new norms within spoken English, drawing upon the central notions of indexicality, self-perception and perception of speakers’ linguistic environments and communities
(iv) representations of native and non-native English-speaking communities and their relationship to traditional standard varieties

The notion of representation will be examined along three perspectives:
- from the speaker’s perspective, the construction of linguistic and cultural identities; speakers’ perception of a linguistic environment and the sociocultural values attached to it
- from the researcher’s perspective, the examination of i) the criteria and parameters of linguistic representations as devised by communities of speakers; ii) historical and contemporary conditions of the demographic, social and cultural dynamics of linguistic communities
- from the artistic and stylistic perspectives, the ways in which the representations of linguistic and social identities in audiovisual and/or literary productions feed the representations that speakers themselves have and produce of their own cultural, linguistic and social identities, and vice versa, which may notably question the issues of authenticity and stereotyping

Depending on the Covid-19 pandemic situation, other formats, from hybrid to online conference formats, might be considered.

Guest Speakers:
Karen P. Corrigan, Newcastle University
Manuel Jobert, Lyon 3 University
Jose A. Mompean, University of Murcia

Second Call for Papers:

We invite the submission of abstracts for oral talks and posters. The official language of the conference is English. Allotted time for oral talks: 20 minutes + 10 minutes for discussion. Please see our website for a full list of relevant topics.

All abstracts will be reviewed anonymously by members of the PAC 2021 international Scientific Committee.

Please submit your abstract with the following template via the scientific registration procedure, available online at a fully anonymised abstract in PDF format, no longer than one side of A4, with 2.5cm/1 inch margins, single-spaced, with a font size no smaller than 12, and with normal character spacing. Please state the category of presentation for which you wish to apply (oral, poster, oral or poster).

Contact for PAC 2021: please email to
or to and

New dates and deadlines:
Conference: September 1 / September 3, 2021 

New deadline for submission: March 24, 2021
Results of refereeing: June 1, 2021

Organised by
Cognition, Langues, Langage, Ergonomie CNRS joint research unit
Department of English studies, University of Toulouse Jean Jaurès
with the support of
Laboratoire Parole et Langage, University of Aix-Marseille
CREA, University of Paris Nanterre
CLILLAC-ARP, University of Paris

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