[Edling] Free seminar & wine reception to launch 'Sociolinguistic Research: Application and Impact', Mon 13 June, Birmingham (UK)

Rachael rallbritten at gmail.com
Fri Jan 29 20:22:56 UTC 2016

You are hilarious. Really, the funniest academic ever. I have thought that 
for many years at this point, but I feel compelled to share my opinion this 
Rachael Allbritten

On Tuesday, January 26, 2016 at 8:57:03 AM UTC-5, Dave Sayers wrote:
> Four years ago, my esteemed colleague Rob Lawson and I set out our stall 
> to put 
> together an edited volume about sociolinguistic research that has been 
> 'applied' in 
> different ways: https://linguistlist.org/issues/23/23-1680.html. 
> Little did we know quite what a cord we'd struck, and how stunning the 
> response would 
> be! We had stacks of excellent submissions, which left us in the luxurious 
> position 
> of selecting only the very best ones. 'All killer no filler', as Sum 41 
> put it 
> (anybody?). We even managed to convince the one and only John Rickford to 
> write us a 
> foreword! 
> Now, at long long last, with unending thanks to our patient and punctual 
> contributors, we're finished on schedule! Yes that really is how long it 
> takes to 
> complete an edited volume if you meet all your deadlines! 
> Here's the book page in all its sparkly delight: 
> https://www.routledge.com/products/9780415748520. 
> And now, in the finest academic tradition, it falls to me and Rob to put 
> together a 
> schmooze & booze celebration event, thinly disguised as a panel discussion 
> - or maybe 
> vice versa. 
> Three of our distinguished contributors - Peter Patrick, Nicci MacLeod, 
> and Hywel 
> Coleman - will be there to reflect on their chapters and discuss the 
> meaning of 
> 'impact' in contemporary academia. My co-editor and I will also give a 
> talk about the 
> historical rise of 'impact' in academia. I'm sure there will also be lots 
> of exciting 
> attendees with whom to rub shoulders. And as if all that wasn't tempting 
> enough, 
> there will be wine and snacks! All for free! 
> It's Monday 13 June, in Birmingham (UK), two days before the 
> Sociolinguistic 
> Symposium in Spain - so if you're heading to the Symposium from abroad, 
> how about 
> coming to our event en route? 
> The address is: 
> Room C087, Curzon Building 
> Birmingham City University 
> Cardigan Street 
> Birmingham, B4 7BD 
> We even made a fancy flyer for the event which you can print out and stick 
> to your 
> office door, circulate among colleagues, pass round the family dinner 
> table, and 
> staple to your clothes: https://goo.gl/LQ9pid. 
> PLEASE REGISTER (for free) here: https://slximpactlaunch.eventbrite.co.uk/. 
> Note: it 
> will tell you to print and bring your ticket but don't worry about that - 
> this is 
> only to help us keep track of numbers. 
> And of course, please feel free to circulate this email to anyone who 
> might be 
> interested - and to send the Eventbrite link out through more 
> attention-intolerant media. 
> See you there! 
> Dave 
> -- 
> Dr. Dave Sayers 
> Senior Lecturer, Dept Humanities, Sheffield Hallam University | 
> www.shu.ac.uk 
> Honorary Research Fellow, Cardiff University & WISERD | www.wiserd.ac.uk 
> dave.... at cantab.net <javascript:> | http://shu.academia.edu/DaveSayers 
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