Gender Conference Call for Papers Reminder

Mara Henderson mhenderson at UMAIL.UCSB.EDU
Tue Feb 25 17:06:18 UTC 2003

Apologies for cross-posting.

Conference Announcement and Call for Participation

Abstracts due March 1, 2003.

**Please circulate widely to potential international participants**

Perception and Realization in Language and Gender Research:
An International Conference

Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
July 19-20, 2003

Organized by the Committee on the Status of Women in Linguistics (COSWL) and
the International Gender and Language Association (IGALA)

Funded by the National Science Foundation

Conference Organizers:

Mary Bucholtz, University of California, Santa Barbara
(bucholtz at
Miriam Meyerhoff, University of Edinburgh (mhoff at

Conference Assistant:

Mara Henderson, University of California, Santa Barbara
(mhenderson at

Conference website:

A conference to promote international dialogue on perception and realization in
language and gender research will be held during the intersession of the 2003
Linguistic Society of America Institute at Michigan State University. The
conference will bring together scholars from around the world to address the
question: How is the relationship between language and gender perceived and
realized, both by speakers and by researchers themselves?

Over the past decade, the related issues of perception and realization have
become increasingly central in language and gender research. Concerns with the
nature of gender differences in language use have been largely replaced with
newer, and still emergent, research questions about how people perceive some
linguistic features to be associated with gender and how such associations are
realized in specific contexts of language use. These questions include: How can
we assert with confidence that a linguistic phenomenon is associated with
gender? How and when are gender identities salient? To what extent do
perceptions of gendered language use correspond to linguistic manifestations of
gender identity?  The conference seeks to address these new, central issues in
the field by fostering dialogue among international representatives of various
theoretical, methodological, and disciplinary perspectives.

Invited Speakers

Barbara Horvath (University of Sydney)
Celia Kitzinger (University of York)
Helga Kotthoff (Pädgogische Hochschule Freiburg)
Joan Pujolar Cos (Universitat Oberta de Catalunya)
Margaret Wetherell (The Open University)

Workshops (working titles)

Conceptualizing the Community in the Study of Language, Gender, and Sexuality
Rusty Barrett (University of Michigan)

Ethnographic Methods in Language and Gender Research
Lanita Jacobs-Huey (University of Southern California)

Teaching Language and Gender
Shari Kendall (Texas A&M University)

Critical Discourse Analysis Meets Conversation Analysis
Yumiko Ohara (Tokai International College, Honolulu)

Taking Language and Gender Research Beyond the Academy
Maria Stubbe (Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand)

New Variationist Approaches to Language and Gender
Qing Zhang (University of Texas, Austin)

Call for Abstracts

Deadline:  March 1, 2003

In order to encourage in-depth interaction between presenters and audience
members and to enable the widest possible range of participants and topics, all
submitted presentations will be presented in poster format. Although posters
are not yet widely used in presenting language and gender research, they have
many advantages over traditional oral presentations:

* Posters encourage longer and more meaningful interaction between presenters
and audience members
* Posters enable audience members to assimilate larger amounts of information
than can be communicated orally
* Posters allow the presenter to present information in multiple formats
* Posters allow the presenter to easily distribute supplemental materials
* Posters encourage participation from scholars who may feel less comfortable
with oral presentations

Detailed guidelines and recommendations for poster presentations can be found
at the conference website or can be requested by email from any of the
conference organizers. Posters must follow conference guidelines.

Abstract Submission Guidelines

Abstract submissions must include the following information for each
presentation author:

1. Name
2. Department
3. Institutional affiliation
4. Email address
5. Mailing address
6. Poster title
7. Abstract of no more than 250 words
8. Equipment requests: TV/VCR, CD/cassette player (please request only what you
are sure you need; contact an organizer if you have other needs)

No more than one individually authored presentation and one coauthored
presentation may be submitted by the same person. Poster authors should plan to
attend the conference; posters by authors not in attendance normally will not
be displayed. (Coauthored posters may be presented if at least one author is in

Abstracts should be submitted electronically to both conference organizers. If
online submission is not possible, notify one of the organizers well before the
deadline to make other arrangements.

Presenters should plan to bring 25 copies of the paper on which the poster is
based to distribute to interested conference participants. The text of invited
talks, workshop materials, and papers related to poster presentations will be
posted on the conference website after the conference.

Related events

LSA Linguistic Institute, June 30-August 8, 2003
Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan
Theme: Language, Mind, and Culture
The Institute offers many courses on language and gender-related topics.
Student fellowships are available.

Meeting of the International Pragmatics Association, July 13-18, 2003
Toronto, Canada
Theme: Linguistic Pluralism: Policies, Practices, and Pragmatics

NOTE: A direct train runs between Toronto and East Lansing.

Mara Henderson
mhenderson at

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