[EDLING:1525] CFP: Spanish in the U.S. & Spanish in Contact with Other Languages

Tamara Warhol warholt at DOLPHIN.UPENN.EDU
Wed May 3 12:46:09 UTC 2006

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Full Title: Spanish in the U.S. & Spanish in Contact with Other Languages

Date: 15-Mar-2007 - 18-Mar-2007
Location: Arlington, VA, USA
Contact Person: Jennifer Leeman
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://spanishintheus.org

Linguistic Field(s): General Linguistics

Subject Language(s): Spanish

Call Deadline: 15-Sep-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

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Submissions are invited for papers on original, unpublished research on 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 2007SpanisintheUS.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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