[EDLING:1521] CFP: 21st Conference on Spanish in the U.S. and 6th International Conference on Spanish in Contact with Other Languages

Francis M Hult fmhult at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Mon May 1 03:11:30 UTC 2006

> Call for papers:
> 21st Conference on Spanish in the U.S. and 6th International  
> Conference on Spanish in Contact with Other Languages.
> March 15-18, 2007
> Co-hosted by George Mason University and the University of Maryland,  
> the joint conferences will take place in Arlington, VA, approx. 1  
> mile from Washington, DC, with easy Metro access to downtown DC.
> Conference webpage: http://spanishintheus.org
> Email: 2007 at SpanishintheUS.org
> Submission deadline: September 15, 2006
> Meeting Description
> Founded in 1980, the Spanish in the US Conference brings together  
> researchers from various disciplines – such as linguistics,  
> sociology, anthropology, education, and legal studies – investigating  
> a wide range of topics related to Spanish and Spanish-speaking  
> communities in the United States. Since 1991, the Spanish in the US  
> Conference has been held in conjunction with the Spanish in Contact  
> with Other Languages Conference, allowing productive connections  
> between researchers focusing on the US context and researchers  
> investigating the entire Spanish-speaking world.  In recent years,  
> interest and participation have increased dramatically, thanks to  
> both the growing public and scholarly recognition of Spanish-speaking  
> communities in the United States.
> Plenary speakers
> Carol Klee, University of Minnesota
> Luis Moll, University of Arizona
> Rachel Moran, University of California-Berkeley
> Alejandro Portes, Princeton University
> Roundtables
> In addition to plenary addresses and individual papers, the 2007  
> conference will host two special roundtables designed to encourage  
> interaction between academic researchers and professionals working  
> outside of academia:
> –  Spanish and the media, organized by María Carreira (California  
> State University-Long Beach).
> –  Educational policies and practices affecting Spanish in the US,  
> organized by Ana Roca (Florida International University).
> Submissions are invited for papers on original, unpublished research  
> on any area related to Spanish in the United States or Spanish in  
> contact with other languages including but not limited to the  
> following: bilingualism, educational policies and practices, formal  
> aspects of US Spanish, heritage language learning and teaching,  
> language and identity, language and the law, language change,  
> language contact, language ideologies, language in politics and  
> politics of language, language maintenance, language planning,  
> language policy, language rights, linguistic variation, mass media  
> and Spanish, Spanish in the professions, and Spanish and the economy.
> Papers may be given in Spanish or English, with papers in Spanish  
> especially encouraged. Papers will be 20 minutes long followed by a  
> 10 minute question period. Authors may submit a total of two  
> abstracts, one individual and one joint. The publication of a volume  
> of selected papers is planned.
> Abstract format and submission instructions
> Electronic submissions are strongly preferred. Abstract may be  
> submitted in either Spanish or English, and should be sent as Rich  
> Text Format (RTF) documents.
> (1) On the first page please include the following:
> •  Paper title
> •  Name, academic affiliation, mailing address, phone and fax  
> numbers, and e-mail address of each author
> •  Meeting for which the paper is intended (Spanish in the United  
> States or Spanish in Contact)
> •  Three keywords
> •  A 50-75 word abstract to be included in the conference program if  
> submission is accepted
> (2) On a separate page please include the following:
> •  Paper title.
> •  A 325-word anonymous abstract.
> •  Word count (not including references)
> •  Full references
> Submit abstracts as a single email attachment (NOT in the body of the  
> email) to 2007 at SpanishintheUS.org
> Acknowledgment of receipt of the abstract will be sent by e-mail as  
> soon as possible. Notice of acceptance or rejection will be sent to  
> first authors by October 31, 2006. Pre-registration materials and  
> preliminary schedule will be available at that time.
> While electronic submissions are strongly preferred, you may mail  
> hard copy submission to:
> Spanish in the US/Spanish in contact
> Jiménez Hall 2202
> Department of Spanish and Portuguese/SLLC
> University of Maryland
> College Park, MD 20742
> All submissions must be received by September 15, 2006.

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